The purpose consists of exploring the challenges and contradictions surrounding document images in order to examine this very visual world that we inhabit. Three temporary exhibitions are organised each year. The collection is central to the A Foundation. It comprises great sets of works by photographers with a documentary tendency; many of them are highly regarded throughout the world. Since 2015, the A Foundation has also devoted one exhibition per season to a young creator. It is a real platform for photographic images, is also a partner for exhibition and publishing projects organised in conjunction with other cultural institutions.
Instigated by Astrid Ullens de Schooten, the state-approved A Foundation opened south of Brussels in October 2012. It aims to support the creation, awareness and conservation of photographic images