SPONTANEOUS - Amateur Photography 1880-1930


Anonymous tributes, to historical photography


SPONTANEOUS: Amateur Photography 1880-1920

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Our Activities

Exhibition, Alternative Photo Lab, Conferences

A Small and Beautiful Atelier

A Former Industrial Building

In addition to hosting exhibitions, it is a place for those interested in amateur historical and alternative photography to be creative. Functioning as a gallery and atelier, it is available for amateur and advanced photographers to exhibit their work or attend innovative workshops in different disciplines.

The Team

Olivier Guyaux & Marie Hélène Sion: 

Olivier holds a master’s degree from the IHECS Brussels School of Communication and Journalism and has previously worked for 10 years as an international digital transition consultant. He has always specialised in alternative photographic processes and gives lectures on the history of industrial photography.  

Marie-Hélène is an interior designer and started her career with the renovation of the Brussels Palace Hotel Métropole.

In 2002, they created "Atelier de l’Imagier" specialising in digital transition for museums. L'Atelier has worked to build visual digital archives for numerous museums such as Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Brussels Fine-Arts Museums, Prado Madrid, University of Liège, BAM Mons (Fine-Arts Museum), La Cambre School of Design, the Francis Bacon Foundation, London,  the Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation, Geneva, and the King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels Region or Ministry of Culture.

With the help of Laure Winants, Peter Friess, Monya Ghabantani, Carole Moncoquet and Megan Thomasson


26 rue de la Cuve

1050 Brussels


OGC sa BE0437800788

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