Increasing young people’s awareness of the importance of preserving the heritage of their city is a crucial task. The better they know their heritage, the easier it will be for them to take ownership of it and find their own place at the heart of our multicultural metropolis.
This is the reason why the Brussels-Capital Region has been participating in the International Monuments Photographic Experience since 1998. This project was initiated by Catalonia in 1992 as part of the European Heritage Days.
The competition is aimed at all Brussels-based schools, irrespective of the subjects studied. This year it has once again attracted a great deal of interest among teaching staff at all levels. More than 800 students have taken part in it! This has given them the opportunity to approach their city’s heritage differently, through their camera lens, thus enabling them to discover elements they might otherwise not have noticed.
Discover the 25 photographs selected by the Brussels-Capital Region this year under the covering of Les Halles Saint-Géry.
Exhibition accessible free of charge from 30 July to 20 September 2018, Place Saint-Géry, Brussels.
Organisation: the Department of Monuments and Sites of the Brussels-Capital Region.