SPONTANEOUS: Amateur Photography 1880-1920
A PHOTO | BRUT BXL Exhibition
This is an exhibition of original tintypes, cyanotypes and albumen prints, carrying the testimonies of the intentional and accidental creations of anonymous artists. Magical and comical moments allow us an intimate insight into the lives of strangers who lived over a century ago.
The selection of prints embraces the casual aspect of everyday life, and even uncovers the light-hearted moments which are often forgotten. They are incredibly rich in detail and interesting in their composition, intimately immersing those who view them in the private lives of the photographers.
This exhibition tells a part of a larger story surrounding the history of photography by revealing the dynamic ingenuity with which amateur photographers started to use the camera, broadening the frontiers of creative expression in a way which captured our hearts and minds. The manner in which they used the camera coupled with the way they saw the world around them has become a compelling centre of interest for collectors, researchers and museums in the 21st century.
A Small and Beautiful Atelier
Sitting on the borderline between alternative and classical photography, TinyGallery is a 160sqm open lab and atelier where you can take your time to learn to write with natural paper, minerals and light. It is open for everybody, artists young people and students, along with anonymous and amateur photographers to re-connect to the reality of elemental photographic language. Our aim is to merge modern self-expression with the timeless nature of traditional photography.
It is located in one of the most popular districts in Brussels, Ixelles-Flagey.
Pictures are curated by Olivier Guyaux, Eric Masquelier
with the support of Anabelle Schattens & Laure Winants
Natural handmade papers are provided by the manufacturer Pascale Jeanjean