A photograph is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium. Discover inspiring images and the history of photography through the collections of European cultural heritage institutions.
Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique
Explore Photography editorial
Take a photographic journey through 1950s Europe between east and west, and liberty and repression.
Autochrome was an additive three-colour photographic process created by the Lumière brothers in 1903.
This exhibition explores fascinating industrial photography from the machine age. We travel back in time to the factories, cities and workshops of the early 20th century, and discover beautiful images in unexpected places.
Quantity makes for impact: a statement perhaps most true when applied to crowds. This exhibition explores how the medium of photography was used to capture crowds on film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In this exhibition, photography shows the fruits of labour of farmers, inventors, craftsmen and factory workers, capturing places where fresh produce is laid out lavishly and new creations are shown proudly.
Discover how talented photographers of the past have conjured with motifs, toyed with perspective and created visual puzzles that still stun and surprise today.
British botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was a pioneer in photography.
How industrial age photographers documented the harsh lives of children at work.
Eduards Kraucs's photography documents the construction of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant, one of Latvia's interwar achievements.
Mathematician, engineer and inventor Joseph Maximilian Petzval is best known for his contribution to modern photography.
Wilhelm Weimar's Herbarium of 1901 is a unique portfolio of organic compositions that testifies to his striking sense of composition, texture and detail.
Pioneering photographer Lewis Hine‘s images of industry and labour led to reform and changing laws.
A keen gymnast, Heinrich Hamann's photographs captured athletes in movement.
A selection of photographs from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
Julia Margaret Cameron took up photography at the age of 48 after having received a camera as a gift.
The magic lantern was the most popular, creative and versatile instrument for visual communication before cinema.