More than 600 photos exhibited in the streets of PELT

A unique open-air exhibition from 2 June - 30 September 2019

The way it all began

Over the past years photography has played an increasingly important role within the Palethe Cultural Center in Pelt. With our own house photographers, the monthly photography circuit and several exhibitions on various themes every year, we have already built up a beautiful tradition.


Our source of inspiration


For many years Bourbon-Lancy, a small village in the French Burgundy region, has built a strong tradition with the international portrait festival ‘l’Eté des portraits’. More than 300 photographers show their works in the medieval streets of the village.

The first edition of ‘Lens op de mens 2017’ was a hit. Innumerable visitors from far and wide visited Pelt and were enthusiastic about the quality of the exhibition.


Our partners


The Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen (National Association of Professional Photographers)  has a large network at home and abroad. As a partner for amateur photographers in Flanders, Breedbeeld can’t be missing. The idea of launching an international photography festival in Pelt was enthusiastically received by them and many of their members. For the second edition we are happy that in addition to the partners already mentioned, we can also welcome vzw Studio, the organisation for full-time professional photographers, as a partner.

Big thanks also to CVO Lino, CVO De Verdieping, Qrios and Digipelt for the collaboration in all kinds of fields.

‘Lens op de mens’ unites nature and culture and in the first edition it even has put Pelt on the Belgian and even European map. CC Palethe in collaboration with the National Association of Professional Photographers, Studio vzw, Breedbeeld, Lens Culture, the Flemish Government, the municipality of Pelt and many helping hands make Pelt the place to be for anyone who is interested in photography. From the beginning of June to the end of September 2019 you are kindly invited to visit us. We wish you a warm welcome to our beautiful municipality!