The exhibition is a collaborative project between the Brussels Street Photography Festival and the Jewish Museum of Belgium. An open call for submission was issued last year and now the participating photographers are announced. Their images will be shown in the Jewish Museum alongside the work of Magnum photographer Leonard Freed.
Photographers were asked to submit work relating to diversity in Brussels, inequality, and the social, cultural and economic relations between different groups. This is also connected to the retrospective exhibition of Magnum’s Leonard Freed, running from October 2018 until March 2019. The selection of Freed’s work on show revolves around minorities, war, revolution, discrimination, poverty but also leisure and art.
As for the jury, the finalists were chosen by – among others – Georges Verscheval (founder of the Photography Museum in Charleroi), Zahava Seewald (curator in the Jewish Museum of Belgium) and Pauline Beugnies (photojournalist and documentary photographer).
The organisation received over 700 submissions, from which 20 photographers were selected. You can find the full list of finalists here.
The Eyewitness exhibition will open on February 21st in the Jewish Museum of Belgium.
Location: Jewish Museum of Belgium
Opening: February 21, 2019 from 19:30 until 21:30
Exhibition duration: February 21 – March 17 2019
Website of the Jewish Museum
Website Brussels Street Photography Festival
by Julie Hrudová, founder of StreetRepeat