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Yes, we are back! On the 21th of December De Donkerste Kamer will take place at Concertgebouw in Brugge.

We give stage to Robin de Puy, a top talent from across the borders (NL), who will tell us more about her new book 'Down by the water'. But she is not alone. Illustrator Sammy Slabbinck shows us his photo montages and Bart Heynen will talk about his project ‘Dads’. There will also be Sébastien Van Malleghem and his newest book ‘Allfather’.

But there is more. The evening will be filled with music and Stijn Meuris will as always treat the audience to a spoken column based on a photograph.

The evening will be moderated by Lieven Vandenhaute.




On December 21th De Donkere Kamer will be hosted at Concertgebouw in Brugge. Are you looking for support for your photography project? Take your chance to pitch it to the audience and take home part of the revenue of the evening, a portfolio reviewing session by MentorMentor and a growing network!


Check here for more information on how to submit your pitch.



DDK is looking for an intern to support the production of the upcoming events. The intern will become a member of our small organization and participate in the daily tasks. He/she would be helping out with various practical and organizational components for the upcoming editions of DDK. More info? Click here.

Interested? Please send an e-mail to kaat@sltrtd.be


We are looking for volunteers to help with De Donkere Kamer on November 10 at C-Mine in Genk. Volunteers get a free ticket, good food and the chance to view our event from a different perspective.

Interested? Please send an e-mail to info@sltrtd.be


De Donkere Kamer is a live-evening program on photography designated for anyone interested in all aspects of photography.

The first edition took place in Antwerp in May 2016. Since then, De Donkere Kamer has been hosted by Bozar, C-Mine, Toneelhuis,  Museum Dr. Guislain, OPEK, Concertgebouw Brugge, Stadsschouwburg (Sint-Niklaas & Mechelen) and Scharpoord. DDK has therefore been present in seven cities: Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Genk, Bruges, Louvain, Sint-Niklaas, Mechelen and Knokke.  

DDK is moderated by professional interviewers.  Previous editions have been led by Anna Luyten, Frank Raes, Fien Sabbe, Nicky Aerts and Lieven Vandenhaute. 

The evening always includes a talk with an acclaimed national or international photographer. Additionally, photographers from every discipline within the photographic field are invited to talk about recent projects, new books and events. Cross-medial artists as well as visual columnists are also invited to present. From conceptual to popular photography, all are welcome.  


Apart from the interviews, the event introduces three upcoming photographers who each present their projects to the audience in a three-minute pitch. Prior to the event photographers can apply to participate, from which a professional jury carefully selects three promising projects to be shown. At the start of the evening, in exchange for a ticket, the crowd is given tokens which they will use to vote for their favourite pitch. The tokens represent a monetary sum. At the end of the evening, each young speaker will receive the distributed tokens exchanged into euros. In this way, the young photographers can have their projects financed through crowdfunding.  

Since its introduction, De Donkere Kamer has been very successful, with some halls being completely sold-out.



De Donkere Kamer

Beukenlaan 62

3110 Rotselaar


De Donkere Kamer is a project coördinated by Sluitertijd

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