Last night, during the first evening at the Antique Theater in Arles, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles presented the fifth Women In Motion Prize to Brazilian photographer Rosângela Rennó. The Prize, which has honored the career of a remarkable photographer every year since its creation, was awarded to Susan Meiselas in 2019, Sabine Weiss in 2020, Liz Johnson Artur in 2021 and Babette Mangolte in 2022.
A monographic exhibition at La Mécanique Générale in Arles, entitled On the ruins of photography, is dedicated to Rosângela Rennó.
This is the first large-scale monograph organized in France around the Brazilian photographer, who received the Prix du Livre Historique at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013 for her work around photos stolen from the National Library of Rio de Janeiro.
Interested in all her work by “the way in which the system tries to erase or manipulate the links with the past”, the photographer appropriates and transforms archive photographic material into an installation or a photographic book. Her work is a systematic investigation of time, forgetting, and the social and psychological changes that affect memory.