Pierre Gavroy

Pierre Gavroy... gone away too soon...

By the end of June, the news came to me, like a thunderbolt in a blue sky: Pierre passed away on June 10, 2020.

Born in Arlon in 1954, Pierre Gavroy was a self-taught photographer. He made his first steps at the photo club of the Youth - and Culture Centre in Athus. He then moved to Berloz and pursued a career in computer science in Brussels. After an interruption of about twenty years, he returned to photography in 2008, and very quickly became an adept of medium format analog photography.

Pierre , the guy from the Ardennes, was discreet, but dynamic and efficient. Photography was for him a real commitment, both as a practitioner and as an organizer. With Francis Cornerotte, he was actively involved in “Priorité à l'Ouverture”, an association of photographers created in Liège in 1992. Photography was for him the reflection of an emotion, as well as a reflection on society.

A student of Paul Fumière (also a member of Picto Benelux) at the Constantin Meunier academy in Etterbeek, he joined our group in March 2017, allowing us to discover his gum prints, a technique of yesteryear that he strived to use in a resolutely contemporary way. His series “Y avait une ville” (Claude Nougaro's song...) evokes a deserted city, as if invaded by strange toxic clouds...
At the same time, he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège, with Frédéric Materne.

He was a laureate of the Idepix competition (photography schools of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation) in 2015 in Namur, and was nominated for the "Liège, its inhabitants, its heritage, today."Prix de Photographie de l'Émulation 2016 : "Liège, its inhabitants, its heritage, today."

Pierre, it was a real privilege to have you among our members.

Goodbye, Friend, we'll miss you...

Pierre Gavroy



  • “Si Liège m’était contée” (2012)
  • “Des hommes et des Terrils” (2012-2014)
  • “Etterbeek, la nuit” (2014)
  • “Obsessions urbainest” (2015)
  • etc...