Every day, millions of smartphone owners around the world take instant photos of their daily life.
The oldest photographs ever taken with a camera in 1826 were captured by Nicephore Niépce. However, this new media, photography, very quickly piqued the interest of wealthy amateurs.
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 captures our hearts and minds to this day.
In addition to hosting exhibitions, it is a place for those interested in historical and alternative photography to be creative.
Functioning as a gallery and atelier, it is available for amateur and professional photographers to exhibit their work or attend innovative workshops/ courses in different disciplines.
TinyGallery Brussels is situated in the buildings formerly belonging to the Laiterie Belga, established by the Guyaux family at the beginning of the 20th century.Every day, millions of smartphone owners around the world take instant photos of their everyday lives.
The images exhibited in "The Death Row of Posed Portrait: Amateur Photography 1880-1920” were taken primarily in the early years of the 20th century, an extraordinary period in which portable cameras have become accessible to millions of enthusiastic new amateur photographers. The authors of the images in this exhibition are anonymous but full of talent. Amusing, emotional, the originals placed in front of large 2m2 prints plunge visitors into the proximity of these faces so contemporary while more than a century separate us.