BRUSSELS - Joy and intimacy between family members and friends was an obvious thing before the corona crisis, but became a scarce commodity during it. Journalist Arkasha Keysers and photographer Aurélie Geurts captured the coming together of family and friends as soon as it was allowed again.

They went to five family parties in Belgium, with customs and rituals from various cultures. They showed that although each party looks different, the need to come together, hug, laugh, dance and celebrate is universal. The result is a photo reportage full of humour and hope that was published on ten pages in De Morgen Magazine on 4 December 2021.

Photo: © Aurélie Geurts

Team members

Arkasha Keysers

Arkasha Keysers is a Belgian journalist and an occasionally photographer. 

Arkasha Keysers

Aurélie Geurts

Aurélie Geurts is a Belgian photographer.


€ 3.262 allocated on 23/11/2020.


Feest!, De Morgen Magazine, 05/12/2021.

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