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Arles 2021 : Whisperings by Carolina Alida at the Dock d’Arles


What does a reviewer do on holiday: swim? Don’t even try to imagine – a critic in swimming trunks.

Hence: walking through Arles in the footsteps of his noble colleagues who have already reported extensively on our web pages on all the beauty that Arles has to offer. And unexpectedly to discover a gem as Caroline Alida. The thread running through her work: portraits of fellow human beings who try to influence their world by magical acts. She portrays the Bori in Niger and shamans in Siberia. And through her juxtapositions she suggests metaphysical thinking.

It is not new work – but does it have to be? Certain drinks also improve with age – so I’ve heard.

When visiting the Gallery look out for her books, well worth it.

John Devos

John Devos is the correspondent of The Eye of Photography for Belgium and The Netherlands.


From July 16 to 31, 2021

44, rue du docteur Fanton 13200 Arles



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