Born in Brussels in 1986, Shed Mojahid is a professional dancer and photographer. At the age of 13, he discovered Breakdance or B-boying, a style of street dance that originated among African American youth in the 1970s in the Bronx, New York.In 2004, he joined the dance company, Hoochen Crew which has dominated the Belgian scene of Breakdance from 2004 to 2011, He has won the Belgian Championship “Battle of the Year” four times, as well as other major international competitions.
The Hoochens embarked on an international career which led them to Paris, Prague, Berlin, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Bratislava, London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and Seoul. The Hoochens reached the climax of their career in 2007 when they were ranked sixthin the largest international Breakdance competition gathering the best crews throughout the world.
In 2005, whilst pursuing his successful career as a Breakdancer and dance instructor, Shed enrolled at INRACI, Brussels’ School of Photography and Cinema. He understandably began by photographing dancers and, with a unique sense of timing, succeeded in capturing the flow of emotions through the force and grace of their movements. What makes Shed’s pictures unique is his ability to capture acrobatic moves of dancers as well as the space in which they perform.