During the summer of 2019 the Cultural Centre of Palethe will organize the second edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people) at Pelt (Belgium).

​All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Pelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this edition the subject is the human portrait.

An international jury of professional photographers selected over 600 photos from more than 200 photographers.

There are some awards up for grabs. If your photos are selected for the festival, you are automatically entered to win one of these awards.

​So, who knows? Maybe your photos will be exhibited in the streets of Pelt for a whole summer!

​Thank you for sending so many pictures to the festival!


Pelt, 1 October 2019

Dear photographer, participant in the photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens 2019

The second edition of the international photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens’ has ended. You were one of our participating photographers and we want to thank you very much for that.

Every day of the exhibition we had a lot of visitors and we received many heartwarming reactions. We will take the tips we received in consideration to let the festival grow in the future. The latter is already our big dream.

All exhibiting photographers can collect their images, in the state as they are, from Monday 14 October, during office hours, in CC Palethe, or on Saturday mornings in the public library, next to CC Palethe.
Please inform us a few days in advance when you come to collect your photos. We then ensure that they are ready in CC Palethe or the library.

Tip: make an agreement with colleagues or friends to pick up each other’s photos to avoid unnecessary transport costs.

Photos that have not been collected before the end of the year will become the property of the photo festival and can be re-used for non-commercial purposes. For example, a selection of unclaimed photos from the previous edition were exhibited in a retirement home.

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We wish you every success in making beautiful images and hope to welcome you back in 2021 to our next edition of ‘Lens op de Mens’.

Yours sincerely,

Carine Van Gerven
Festival Coordinator