Pieter Ombregt, born in 1980 in Kanegem (Tielt), Belgium, came
to the United States in 2003 to study photography at Columbia
His work was featured in the New Trends in Chicago
Photography exhibition at the Versionfest 2006 International
(Version>06), and at C-Spaces Gallery, both in Chicago. In Europe, his
XYSpacing Project was shown at Scenario Gallery in Bergen, Norway.
Pieter was awarded first place in photography at the Honors Exhibit
of Columbia College in 2005. He was nominated for the Photography
Masters Cup 2008 in the category ‘Fine Arts’. While in Chicago he
worked as a preparator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
and as an assistant photographer at the Paul Elledge Studio.
An accomplished cyclist, Pieter died on September 11, 2007, from
injuries he sustained earlier that day in a bicycle racing accident.