Publications & exhibitions


Jules Emile is a Brussels' born image maker. He has lived in Baltimore, where he studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018, and in 2020 he received his MFA in photography at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels.

Working with both still imagery and video, the artist carries a curiosity that guides him to observe and carefully document. Over the years, he has built an intimate body of work, distinguishable by a fascination for people and their surroundings. Through their collective stories, he invites reflection on underlying environmental and sociopolitical issues.

Feeling most comfortable when wandering through unfamiliar environments, the artist adopts the role of the honest onlooker. His way of documenting is sincere and spontaneous, yet calculated. His imagery bears witness to the humanity of the unseen and the overlooked.

Jules Emile's work features a serendipitous collection of worldly places, where he has been able to work with local communities and organisations, as well as well known brands and publications.

2017 - Grant Pascal Decroos fund for photojournalism

2017 - - 'Nepal na het breken van de dijken'

2019 - Grote prijs sociale fotografie Gent

2019 - Solo expo 'Bobo et moi' - Zinnema, Brussels

2019 - Feature in Stopmotion DC Vol.5

2019 - Feature in Stopmotion DC Vol.6

2019 - Grant VLIRuos for field work in Cambodia

2019 - Hampden on VICE Belgium

2019 - Group exhibition ‘Opus One’ by Breedbeeld

2020 - Arte Antwerp x Vice x Jules Emile

2021 - Speaker ‘the Unknown in the creative process’

2021 - ‘De slag om de dolfijnen’ in De Morgen - Sea Shepherd

2021 - Exhibition at Hetentrepot - Wallflower

2021 - Doomed to stay - Aljazeera

2021 - La Sécheresse - La Libre

2021 - Extreme droogte - Trouw

2021 -  Droogte van lake Cuitzeo - *MO

2021 - Manuel Aalbers woningenmarkt - Follow the Money 

2021 - Mexico’s worst drought in 30 years - Trippin World

2022 - RSCA x DAMSO (video)

2022 - YAKA! Krisy x L’Echo (video)



Burberry, VICE, Marie Claire, Damso, RSC Anderlecht, Timberland, Eastpak, GOLDBLOK, Saltwater Magazine, Knack, Aljazeera, La Libre, L’Echo, *MO, De Morgen, Trouw, Beach Brother, Bruzz, MOB Journal, The Red Cross Nepal, OEOO, Sea Shepherd, Unicef, EPU, Czar, Les Mecs, Utopix, Initials LA, Universal Music Belgium, Arte Antwerp, System Malfunction, MINI, Tomorrowland

Photographer and director, working with still and moving imagery for fashion, beauty and lifestyle productions, such as campaigns, lookbooks and editorials. Publications have been featured internationally, across magazines and brands such as VICE, DPG Media, Al Jazeera, Burberry, Timberland, Eastpak and more. Tells thought-provoking stories on a wide variety of subjects that connect with real audiences. Successfully pitches ideas and creates visually compelling results for professional assignments in commerce and culture. Excels at art direction for visual productions, from start to finish.


BFA in photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

MFA in documentary photography, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels

Key skills

  • Communicating with people from all backgrounds, ages, and diverse socio-economic groups
  • Working as part of a collaborative, creative process resulting in successful publications
  • Making stories relatable and accessible for bigger audiences by highlighting their humanity
  • Keen eye for documenting detailed stories in an engaging and visually appealing way
  • Inexhaustible enthusiasm and determination to successfully work on long-term projects
  • Fast to adapt and change directions quickly and effectively
  • Inventively solving conflicts in a creative, cooperative and productive manner
  • Efficiently working and managing a creative process under pressure, from start to finish
  • Researching and actively acquiring information to make a narrative more comprehensible
  • Extensive knowledge of analog & digital camera techniques, studio photography & lighting