Ilse Prinsen is a Belgian freelance photographer and journalist.

Ilse Prinsen studied communication and photography. The central theme in her work is man in all his facets. Since 1998 she has worked as a freelance photographer for media such as Tertio and later Gazet van Antwerpen. Since 2008, Prinsen has focused more on freelance journalism and editing for Mediahuis, CeraScoop and clients from the cultural sector, among others. In 2004, with a grant from the Pascal Decroos Fund, she went to Rwanda to make a photo report on the situation in the country, ten years after the genocide.


Ilse Prinsen
human interest, culture

Supported projects

Sleeping poison

  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - In elderly care, sleeping pills, sedatives, antidepressants and antipsychotics are widely used. This is not a new phenomenon. Already in 2006, a study brought alarming figures to light. Since then, the pill shop in Flemish residential care centres has been running smoothly. Is the prescription of these psychopharmaceuticals to elderly people justified? Is it done for the right reasons, or just to keep them calm?