Sectorday Photography #2

01 Dec 2023
Sector dayEuropean House of Authors in Brussels
Are you professionally active in the photography sector? Join us at the second edition of our Sectorday Photography.

Photomeeting Arles 2023 (c) Anne van der pot

Are you professionally active in the photography sector? Join us at the second edition of our Sectorday Photography.

During this second edition of the Sectorday Photography, we are bringing together photographers, curators, critics, teachers, gallery owners, policy makers and arts organisations to get to know each other, and to discuss questions, needs and key issues in the photography sector.

Topics that will be covered during the day include a.o. fair practices, information and advice on grants and income, entrepreneurship and careers, internationalisation and promotion, combining artistic work and commercial assignments.

We invite you to bring your portfolio and publications, as there will also be space to share your work with colleagues.


09.30 Arrival
10.00 Welcome and introduction by Lissa Kinnaer (Kunstenpunt) and Kate Mayne (SOFAM)
10.15 Keynote conversation between Pamela Peters (FOMU) and Leonard Pongo (photographer)
11.00 Meeting tables
12.00 Networking lunch
12.30 – 13.30 How can we help you? Parallel meetings with support organisations for photographers
14.00 Thematic conversation tables
16.00 Break
16.30 Reports of the conversation tables and conclusions of the day
17.30 Networking drink
19.00 End

Conversation tables

All conversation tables will cover the same topics, namely professionalisation, career development, entrepreneurship, combining artistic work and commercial assignments, with an emphasis on certain sub-topics depending on the moderator and the invited speakers.

Conversation table 1
Sub-topics: artistic practice support, publications, exhibition opportunities, networking

Speakers: Anja Hellebaut (mentormentor), Arian Christiaens (photographer), Nick Verhaeghe (photographer)
Report: Katleen Gils (photographer)
Language: Dutch

Conversation table 2
Sub-topics: difficulties from our own experience, price setting, fair practices, combination of personal work and making a living

Speakers: Dieter Daemen (photographer), Renée Lorie (photographer), Maria Baoli (photographer)
Report: Catherine Lemblé (photographer)
Language: English

Conversation table 3
Sub-topics: sustainable practice as a photographer in 360 degrees, working with others, good agreements, finding support, copyrights, open calls
Speakers: Kate Mayne (SOFAM), Katherine Longly (photographer), Nele Van Canneyt (photographer)
Report: Eva Bullynck (SOFAM)
Language: Dutch or English

Conversation table 4
Sub-topics: professionalisation and entrepreneurship, commercial assignments versus personal projects, legal advice and business support, how to build a network and brand awareness at home and abroad, where to find advice, information and benefits?
How do you set and steer your price as a photographer?
Speakers: Mieke Coppieters (, Caroline Dupont (photographer), Bart Boodts (photographer)
Report: Marthe Vanneste or Lelie Verstraete (
Language: Dutch

Conversation tables 5
Sub-topics: internationalisation, networking, residencies abroad, grants and project subsidies, fair practice, career development

Speakers: Lissa Kinnaer (Kunstenpunt), Massao Mascaro (photographer), Barbara Debeuckelaere (photographer)
Report: Lies De Jaegher (Breedbeeld)
Language: English

Platform photography

With this second Sectorday Photography, we want to pursue the idea of an open community for all those who are professionally involved with photography in our country. With this platform we wish to bring people together and to share knowledge and expertise. If you wish to share ideas or to get involved in future developments of the platform, send an email to


  • Date: Friday, December 1, 2023, from 9.30 to 19.00.
  • Location: European House of Authors, Rue du Prince Royal 85-87, 1050 Brussels.
    Accessible by metro 2 and 6 from Brussels-Midi and tram 92 and 93 from Brussels-Central.
  • Language: Plenary sessions will be in English, meetings and discussion tables in both Dutch and English.


Participation is free. The event is fully booked, but you can still register for the waiting list by filling in this form. We will let you know on Monday 27 November if we have a place for you.

Please register here!


If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask our colleague Lissa Kinnaer.


This sector day is organised by Flanders Arts Institute with the support of SOFAM and in collaboration with BREEDBEELD,, mentormentor, Maria Baoli, Dieter Daemen, Katleen Gils, Catherine Lemblé, Renée Lorie, Roland Pauwels.