The festival La Photographie Marseille is the first event entirely dedicated to contemporary photography in Marseille. Since its creation in 2011, the festival’s main focus has been the discovery of young talents with the Maison Blanche award in particular, and the highlighting of recognized photographers of the contemporary scene (Martin Parr, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore ) with a local orientation since 2015 (Franck Pourcel, André Mérian, Geoffroy Mathieu). The event thus makes the link between the history of photography and its current practices through exhibitions and educational activities with the public (media visits, workshops, conferences).
The Marseille Photography is organized by LES ASSO (S).
Institutional partners: City of Marseille, Departmental Council of Bouches-du-Rhône, Metropolis Aix-Marseille Provence.
Caption photo: First edition of the festival in 2011, at Maison Blanche: from left to right, first row: Christophe Asso, Anne-Marie d’Estienne d’Orves, Jean-Louis Connan; second row: Bastien Roustan, Mezli Vega-Osorno, Samuel Gratacap.
From October 11th, 2018 to January 26th, 2019, more than thirty photo events are awaiting you, a real journey in the city to meet today’s photographers, an abundant programming built with our partners. The program: exhibitions, screenings, meetings, conferences …
Highlights of this edition: the 2018 White House Award, Monique Deregibus guest of honour of the festival with 3 exhibitions which brings with lightness and not without playful spirit some 25 years of photography. The opening of Marseille Photographic Center, Italian photography is honoured and RUSH Photobook, first photo book fair in Marseille