Authors / Amateurs : A Dialogue between Professional Photographs and Enthusiast Snapshots – The Eye of Photography

Authors. Amateurs. It may be helpful to clarify what these two terms cover in the context of this exhibition arranged by Alain D’Hooghe, coming from the collection of his friend Thierry Struvay who searches, bargain-hunts, rummages, amasses, and collects photographs by anonymous amateurs. Tirelessly, from flea markets to second-hand stores, in Brussels or New York, he leafs through old family albums, opens tin cans, and dusty cardboard boxes in search of the rare pearl in which he is the first to take interest.