Farewell Nicole


It is with great sadness that we hear that Nicole Housiaux has passed away.

Nicole gave so much to the world of Belgian photography by founding Photo Puce, a photo fair that has become legendary. The project then evolved into the non-profit organization Photographia, responsible for the organization of the Brussels photo fair under the name of Occaphot’ which kept its participants from the first hour.

Not a single event goes by, whether it’s organised by us or not, where I don’t listen to someone talk to me about the grand old days of Photo Puce.

The nostalgia of the Occaphot ‘City 2 period is also palpable.

Nicole retired from her organisation at 84 but has continued to be present.


A ceremony will be held at the Court-St-Etienne funeral home on Tuesday, March 6th at 1:30 pm.

Address: 1, Drève Goblet d’Alviella, 1490 Court-Saint-Etienne


“Nicole, the trust you gave me in handing me “your baby” touched me more than you can know.

You will be missed

With much love,

Isabel, Luc and Genevieve. “