De keuze van

De keuze van
Bent Van Looy

Video   •   2 min August 2021

"For me, photography is primarily about looking into another world. Through the eyes, through the mind of the photographer.” Musician, painter and presenter Bent Van Looy chooses his favorite image from the FOMU collection: a photograph by the Italian photographer Cesare Colombo.

“What struck me about the photograph was actually what Colombo didn’t photograph. The negative space in this picture actually plays the leading role.”

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For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection.

FOMU has a collection of more than three million photographic objects. In the FOMU collection you can find negatives, analogue prints, digital photos, equipment, daguerreotypes, glass plates and photographers' archives.

The collection is constantly growing because FOMU consistently purchases work by Belgian talent and acquires photographs that help tell the history of (Belgian) photography. We also purchase international, socially relevant photography.