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Arles 2016 : Yan Morvan, Battlefields


Yan Morvan’s impression that media coverage of conflicts no longer boils down to anything more than infotainment and the mass consumption of images prompted him to orientate his work in a different direction and portray the image and reality of war more thoughtfully. In the spring of 2004, he travelled around the world with his tripod and Deardorff 20x25cm in search of places that have made history for 3 500 years. Do they still recount the past? Mr. Morvan’s working conditions may not be the same as a photojournalist’s, but he actually continues photographing war through its absence. This exhibition, which features 80 pictures, provides us with a thought-provoking glimpse of history.

In Part of Les Rencontres d’Arles
Yan Morvan
Curator : Marco Zappone
From July 4th to September 11th, 2016
Le Capitole
13200 Arles

Yan Morvan
Editions Photosynthèse
Texts by Gaëlle Maïdon & Sarah Bertin
660 pages – 430 photographs
November 2015

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