The fourth edition of the Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) will happen from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The program of the BSPF looks to explore street photography around different cultural events such as exhibitions, projections, talks, discussion panels, photo walks, photo feedbacks, workshops, and parties.

The main exhibition of the BSPF will show the work of the selected finalists from the contests entries from Friday, October 4 until Friday, October 18, 2019, at Centre Tour à Plomb, Brussels.

All our activities are open to all public and are for free. The photo walks and photo feedbacks require registration. The workshops require a fee and registration. For the talks and discussion panels, we recommend visitors to come at least 15 minutes in advance.

Please notice that all activities will be in English unless otherwise stated.

Please notice that this program is subject to change and will regularly be updated with more details of the activities. If you are planning to visit Brussels for the festival, we recommend you check our visit Brussels page that has useful information about the city and accommodation.

Facebook event here.

BSPF 2019 Program

Thursday, October 3

 
Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek
Rue Mommaerts 4, 1080 Brussels
The courtyard
19:00 "No More My Space" Exhibition opening
Facebook event

Friday, October 4

 
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels
The courtyard and Salle de spectacle (Main floor)
Muntpunt
Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Brussels
Room: De Wolken (5th floor)
14:00 - 14:15   Opening of the BSPF Foreword
14:15 - 15:15   Talk by David Helbich
15:45 - 16:45   Talk by Gulnara Samoilova
19:00 - 01:00 Opening BSPF 2019 exhibitions featuring the finalists of the contests and the Un-Posed collective exhibition.
Drinks and music by Le Triporteur.

Saturday, October 5

 
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels
Room: Salle de spectacle (Main floor)
Muntpunt
Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Brussels
Room: De Wolken (5th floor)
13:30 - 15:30 Photo walks  
13:30 - 14:45 Photo feedbacks Photo feedbacks
13:30 - 15:30 "Harry Gruyaert Photographer" Film Screening
Afterword with Director Gerrit Messiaen
Moderated by Kristof Vande Velde
"Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable" Film Screening
14:00 - 16:00 Photo walks  
14:30 - 16:30 Photo walks  
15:15 - 16:30 Photo feedbacks  
15:30 - 16:45   Photo feedbacks
17:00 - 18:00 Discussion panel with Barry Talis, David Helbich and Éanna de Fréine
Moderator: Kristof Vande Velde
Subject: Finalists of the BSPF, the current state of street photography in the world and latest trends
Discussion panel with Graciela Magnoni, Melissa O'Shaughnessy and Alison McCauley
18:30 - 19:30 Talk by Max Pinckers Talk by Maciek Nabrdalik

Sunday, October 6

 
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels
Room: Salle de spectacle (Main floor)
11:00 - 12:00 Talk by Éanna de Fréine
13:30 - 15:30 Photo walks
14:00 - 16:00 Photo walks
14:00 - 15:00 Talk by Delphine Dumont (In French/En français/In het Frans)
15:30 - 16:30 Talk by John Vink
17:00 - 17:30 BSPF 2019 Award Ceremony

BSPF Exhibitions

Sep 20 - Sep 22 The BSPF Preview
Exhibition displaying all of the submissions sent to the 2019 BSPF Contests
Facebook event
The Photo Academy
Rue Notre-Seigneur 11, 1000 Brussels
Friday from 19:00, Saturday 13:00 - 19:00, Sunday 13:00 - 19:00
Oct 3 - Oct 24 "No More My Space"
Exhibition featuring 50 different finalists from previous contests organized by the BSPF since 2016
Curated by Diana Di Nitto
Facebook event
Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek
Rue Mommaerts 4, 1080 Brussels
The courtyard
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday Closed
Oct 4 - Oct 18 2019 BSPF Finalists
Exhibition featuring the finalists of the 2019 BSPF Contests
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels
The courtyard
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 22:00, Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Oct 4 - Oct 18 Un-Posed collective
Exhibition featuring the members of the Un-Posed collective
Curated by Joanna Kinowska and Diana Di Nitto
Facebook event
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 24, 1000 Brussels
Le foyer / bar
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 22:00, Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Oct 4 - Oct 12 Women Street Photographers
Exhibition featuring the Women Street Photographers traveling exhibition
Curated by Gulnara Samoilova
Facebook event
Muntpunt
Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Brussels
1st and 5th floors
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 20:00, Saturday 10:00 - 18:00, Sunday Closed

Contests & Workshops

Sep 22 Contest Car Free Sunday Photo Marathon
Oct 2 - Oct 4 3-day masterclass with Maciek Nabrdalik from VII
Oct 2 - Oct 4 3-day masterclass with Max Pinckers
Oct 2 - Oct 3 The street walk challenge. Workshop with Ximena Echague
Oct 3 - Oct 4 Street Photography and Mindfulness. Workshop with Barry Talis