On the 22nd of March 2016, Johan Van Steen became the victim of the deadly terrorist attack at the metro stop of Maalbeek. Johan was a photography student from GO! CVO COOVI, centre for adult eduction of Scholengroep Brussel. The school group decided - in consultation with Johan’s partner - to organize an annual photography contest that bears his name. The aim is to appeal to photography students who are driven and passionate about photography and to motivate people to pay attention to values and social themes through photography.