Like the rest of us, Sophie Lenoir took to her bike for a little exercise and fresh air during the lockdown last spring. And she began to think about all those families behind all those locked doors. A professional photographer, she put out a call on a Facebook group devoted to the Laeken neighbourhood, where she lives. She wanted to photograph those families in front of their homes. She started in Laeken and soon branched out. Now, nearly a year later, she has covered all 19 of Brussels’ municipalities in 500 photographs for a project she calls Lockdown Portraits. An exhibition devoted to Ixelles residents
is currently on view at the Boondael Chapel.