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Arles 2024 : Association du Méjan : Stéphane Duroy


At the Association du Méjan, echoing the tremors of a fragmented world, Stéphane Duroy’s photographs seize the viewer’s imagination with a haunting sense of absence. For over forty years, he has criss-crossed Europe and the United States in the wake of the cataclysms which shaped the 20th century.

Building on his experience as a photographer for the Sipa press agency, Stéphane Duroy went on to tirelessly amass a body of work comprised of four major projects in England, Berlin, Eastern Europe and the United States. A member of the VU’ agency since 1986, he casts an unflinching eye on our epoch. In 2009, Duroy reinvented his book Unknown (2007), adding layers of material, collages of press clippings, anonymous photographs, paintings and torn pages.

Over the course of half a century, Stéphane Duroy’s camera has engaged with that portion of humanity who have fallen victim to poverty, war or social determinism. His oeuvre constitutes a unique work of art defying classification.


Curators: Géraldine Lay and Patricia Morvan.

Stéphane Duroy
July 1 – September 29, 2024
Association du Méjan
Pl. Jean Baptiste Massillon
13200 Arles, France

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