Museums and Galleries
The Provincial Photography Museum of Antwerp is one of Belgium's leading photo museums. There are many topical exhibitions by leading photographers, and occasionally the museum's permanent collection is on display.
The Botanique is the cultural centre of the French speaking community in Brussels. In addition to the many concerts (akin to the Flemish community's equivalent, the "Ancienne Belgique"), the centre holds frequent art and photography exhibitions.
The Photography museum in Charleroi is another of Belgium's finest photography museums. Alongside regular thematic exhibitions by nationally and internationally renound photographers, the museum boasts an extensive permanent exhibition of images and photographic history. Recently completely renovated and extended, the museum is a real must.
"Wiels is an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art. Focusing on visual arts, but granting a particular attention to the crossings and interactions with other disciplines, the centre wishes to present contemporary art in all its diversity and to offer a permanent dialogue with the developments and the most recent debates of the art world" Located at Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, Vorst/Forest. http://www.wiels.org
A restored market hall in the city center, and home to some of our own Viewfinders exhibitions, the Halles Saint-Géry is a popular bar and meeting place. Frequent photo expos are organised in the large underground cellar.
Other photography galleries in Brussels:
The Box Gallery:
La Photographie Galerie:
Gallery Espace Contretype
Fondation A Stichting
The Zoom Gallery
Located at the Silken Berlaymont hotel - Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels. http://www.hoteles-silken.com/en/hotels/berlaymont-brussels/gallery/
This bookstore also hosts the occasional (photo) exhibition. Located at Place du Sablon, Rue Lebeaustraat 18. http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/stores/19216.store_brussels.1.htm