Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) weekend started on October 4th.
Three expositions, definitively worth seeing, are open for public:
- 2019 finalists and Un-Posed Collective at Centre Tour à Plomb
- Women Street Photographers at Muntpunt
- No More My Space at Maison des Cultures de Molenbeek
For a street photography passionate, like myself, visiting Centre Tour à Plomb last night was a true street life experience.
I have started at Place du Nouveau Marche aux Grains, where teenagers were making a good use of an open basketball field. On Rue du Grand-Serment I passed a homeless couple who found quiet and well sheltered place to spend a night. On Rue de la Senne I passed concrete blocks of apartments with tired dog owners, standing by small pieces of grass with their pets. On a way, I saw two young people sharing a box of chocolates with passing strangers. I am not sure if they are there every night, but why not to check it?
At number 24, Rue de l’Abbatoir, there is the Centre Tour à Plomb. Now, it is a culture and sports place, but before 1940 it was a shot pellets factory. The molten lead was poured from the top and, during its fall, the spherical droplets of the future bullets formed while cooling.
In this very interesting building you may see 2019 finalists’ works and Un-Posed Collective exhibition. Strongly recommended! Being passionate about street photography myself, I very often read and participate in discussions about what street photography really is. Watching the photos displayed on brick walls, one can see many various approaches, styles and interpretations. From funny, through philosophical, colour and form and finally architecture – all are excellent topics for a photographer.
Personally, I loved works of Olivier Krums and Elie Monferier – you may find them also on https://www.bspfestival.org/en/contests/finalists-2019/
Photos from last year’s winners can be viewed here.
Cover photo by Aleksandra Rowicka (at Centre Tour à Plomb)