Edition 2017

Mathieu Asselin

Monsanto: a photographic investigation

Monsanto's dozens of Superfund sites (large contaminated sites of high priority for the US Environmental Protection Agency) across the United States alone are affecting hundreds of communities and their environment with terrifying health and ecological consequences. Monsanto maintains strong ties with the us-government, and is a bedfellow with many other economical and political power houses around the world. The company has been accused of misinformation campaigns and the persecution of institutions and individuals that dare to disclose their actions. Monsanto is spreading new technologies and products, while scientists, ecological institutions and human rights organizations are putting out alerts for issues like public health, food safety and ecological sustainability issues. Visiting its past and presents, this project aims to picture what Monsanto’s near future could look like.

Exhibition curator: Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo.
Publications: Monsanto, une enquête photographique, Actes Sud, 2017 (French edition) ; Monsanto, A Photographic Investigation, Verlag Kettler, 2017 (English edition).
Prints and framing by Atelier SHL, Arles.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture