Portrait photography, expressed in various genres – historical, documentary, self portraits, official portraits, all the way to the selfies that clutter today's social networks – has always been a part of the history of photography … From the first professional portraitists in the early 19th century to international reporters and their public images, amateur and professional photographers have continually portrayed mankind.

"Portrait(s)" focuses on Man, and how photographers depict their peers and themselves. It raises questions: Does portrait photography have its place in the contemporary art of photography? Has portrait photography evolved? What does portrait photography say about ourselves?  …

PhotoBrussels Festival devotes a large section to traditional portraits depicting resemblance or trying to catch a glance or an expression, as well as documentary portraits showing the evolution of our society … and it explores all the classical and current techniques: film, digital, infographics, augmented reality, and installations.