Jimmy Kets lives in Antwerp, Belgium and works as a press photographer for “De Standaard” newspaper. He was awarded the Nikon Press Photo Award 2008 and, to coincide with the exhibition, the book “Brightside” about his work will be published by Ludion publishers. This work is from his series, Volkscafes, of which he writes, ‘People’s cafes are populated by locals who’ve usually been going there since they were old enough to hold a beer. They’re not big on décor, and they’re certainly not on any tourist maps. They run the gamut from looking like your grandma’s dining room, with laughing old guys playing darts, to appearing worn out and bleak, the first and last stop for the lonely, who’ve nowhere else to be. This series of pictures was made in Flanders, the Flemish part of Belgium’.