Report about dementia for De Correspondent (2017)
Report about dementia for De Correspondent (2017).

Nathalie Carpentier is a Flemish journalist, who has been focusing on comics journalism since 2016.

Early life and career
As a child, she was an avid fan of the well-known mainstream comic series of the time, and later in life she continued to follow the work of Lorenzo Mattotti, François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters. She began her professional career as a writing journalist at the newspaper De Morgen in 1999, where she became especially known for her articles about science. Her interviews with neuroscientists were collected in the book 'Het Breinrapport' (Houtekiet, 2006). She later ventured into more social themes like the struggle with dementia. Her book about this subject, 'Verdwaald in het Geheugenpaleis', was published by Vrijdag in 2012.

Graphic journalism
Between 2013 and 2015, Carpentier worked for Humo, where she was allowed to illustrate some of her own articles. Since 2016 she works as a freelancer for Knack, De Correspondent and newspaper De Standaard's Saturday supplement DS Weekblad. She enrolled at the Sint-Lukas (LUCA School of Arts) in Brussels to further finetune her focus on graphic journalism. Among her teachers were Ilah and Judith Vanistendael. She started out with a series of topical documentaries with the theme "regret" for DS Weekblad in the summer of 2016. Her first story was the account of a man whose son had died in Syria as a foreign figher, and it was followed by several other extraordinary tales of ordinary people. For the online newssite De Correspondent, she has made a new report about dementia in 2017.

Installment of the series about regret for DS Weekblad (2016)
Installment of the series about regret for DS Weekblad (2016).

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