The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation offers a visual experience that seeks to document our contemporary History, to depict its complexity and to denounce its inconsistencies. The Hôtel Blain is once again the representator of documentary photography and film in Arles.
Through his exhibition “Fractured State“, the photographer Dominic Nahr depicts the young history of South Sudan through sharp images. From the big hopes of the country’s creation 5 years ago to the humanitarian disaster of today, this exhibition presents a research that is an icon of its time and which, through allegories and documents, experiments with testimony and commintment, photojournalism and documentary.
In echo to the title of our global program: “Time Lines“ we are happy yo show the last project of Patrizia Bonanzinga, “Time Lag“, which uses photography to express the different lifestyles in geographically, economically and socially contrasting countries.
Pablo Ernesto Piovano shares with us “El Costo Humano”. A new chapter of his work that was made thanks to the help of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation 2015 grant. He brings us to take full conscience of the massive use of pesticides in Argentinean agricultures and its desastrous consequences. It is a poignant and indelible testimony of the risky political experiments of a country that took a path which nations today should run away from.
Rubén Salgado Escudero: “Solar Portraits“. The artist witnesses of an irreversible transition in these villages around the world, where people still live with no electricity. For him, the solar panels and photovoltaics energy are the natural evolution of modernity. Some of these images already show an introduction of this new energy source that makes the life of the local populations better. A modernity which is meaningful for all those populations.
The work of Rony Zakaria, “Men, Mountains & the Sea” which won the Prize of PHOTOLUX Festival 2015, talks about humanitarian rites, traditions marked by a spirituality and a poetic beauty that binds, on this Indonesian archipelago, Man and Nature.
Order & Disorder
From July 3rd to September 25th, 2016
Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz
18, rue de la Calade