Pelt Photo Festival RPS Benelux Expo 1

Pelt Photo Festival

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RPS Pelt Calendar, 18 & 19 September 2021

This event is all about the Photography Festival in Pelt.

The RPS Benelux Chapter is one of the partners. We have participated in the judging of the main exhibition (Carol Olerud ARPS) and various of our members have submitted work that is on display in the streets around Pelt. Our Chapter has its own annual print exhibition People at Work during the photo festival as well, which can be seen in CC Palethe, the results of our 2020 Summer Challenge.

Janet Haines ARPS will be present in her formal role as Trustee of the RPS as well.

The program is split over two days. Saturday 18th September is with a workshop on documentary photography. Where we put that all into practice in Pelt whilst roaming the streets. We will come back together towards the end of the afternoon and have a look at the results. Pieter van Leeuwen is giving this workshop. (See info sheet).

In the evening we have reserved a nice place to have a drink and a meal together.

Sunday 19th September will be kicked off by the Pelt organisation, with an award ceremony. Janet Haines ARPS will receive the award she won for Bronze Amateur Photographer, amongst others. We will spend the afternoon talking about the RPS and giving the general public an idea about what you can expect when you become a member. We also have some very interesting guests lined up, including our own Janet, Carol and Armando Jongejan FRPS. Carol’s presentation is titled “Eyes on Hamburg” from a photographic trip of several days in 2019. Armando will talk about his experience of photographing two years behind the walls at the Sint-Adelbert Abby in Egmond-Binnen (NL). See also: Some of the talks will be in Dutch.

The costs for the Workshop are for RPS Members €35 and Non-Members €40 to be paid in advance to our bank account: The RPS Benelux Chapter NL44 ABNA 0247 9242 02 (BIC ABNANL2A) referring to Pelt and your name. Both days are open to all. Sunday is free admission.

You do have to make your own way to Pelt and make your overnight arrangements if you are staying for both days. If required, we will arrange for co-ordination between the various members who will be attending.

Please register your attendance with an email ( and make your payment for the events. Your money will be reimbursed if we have to cancel the weekend due to the circumstances of Covid-19.

Looking forward to seeing you, face to face, in Pelt!

Location Information

Cultural Center Palethe
Jeugdlaan 2, 3910 Pelt Belgium
GPS 51.211239° NB 5.428118° OL

Open: Every working day 9:00-16:30 and during activities in the cultural centre.
Extra Sunday openings on 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 14:00-17:00

RPS Benelux Chapter 2021 Members Print Exhibition People at Work

RPS Benelux Chapter Programme

Saturday 18 September

11:00 - 12:30 Workshop documentary photography with Pieter van Leeuwen
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Photographing in the streets of Pelt as part of the workshop
16:00 - 17:30 Discussion of results
18:00 - 19:00 Drinks (own costs)
19:00 - 23:00 Dinner together (own costs)

Sunday 19 September

11:00 - 12:00 Pelt Awards
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:20 - 13:50 Welcome and Introduction to the BENELUX Chapter
14:00 - 15:00 Janet Haines ARPS – RPS Distinctions (English)
15:10 - 15:50 Carol Olerud ARPS – Eyes on Hamburg (English)
16:00 - 16:45 Armando Jongejan FRPS– Monks Life (Dutch)
17:00 - 18:00 Portfolio reviews (Max 5 A4 printed photos) Please register.

The photo festival is on until 30 th September 2021.

Event Organiser

Didier Verriest ARPS



Pelt Photo Festival

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