Edition 2023

Grow up

Verdiana Albano (1993), Pepe Atocha (1976), Teo Belton (1991) and Florence Goupil (1990), Thomas Brasey (1980), Isabelle Chapuis (1982), Steph Cop (1968) and Bálint Pörneczi (1978), Celine Croze (1982), Mathias de Lattre (1990), José Diniz (1954), Arguiñe Escandón (1979) and Yann Gross (1981), Nicolas Henry (1978), Andrea Hernández Briceño (1990), Cheng-Tang Hsu (1969), Che-Hsi Kuo (1994), Samir Laghouati-Rashwan (1992), Marc Lathuillière (1976) and the Guardianes Madre Árbol, Gabriel Moraes Aquino (1994), Mads Nissen (1979) and Juan Arreaza (1981), Tommaso Protti (1968), Antoine Renard (1984), Philippine Schaefer (1970), Chuan-Lun Wu (1985), Collectif LesAssociés, Collectif Docks, Collectif fiVe.

Grow Up is a program of exhibitions on the movement of plants through the world, a matrix of biodiversity and environmental tensions. Each project foregrounds the relationship between plants and humanity, exploring local and territorial, but also international relationships. This geographic scale underlies narratives and political, social, and environmental issues, as well as post-colonial questions. From the Amazon to Costa Rica to Taiwan, these projects involve psychoactive plants, shamanism, drugs, but also the sensorial exploration of a territory. The relationship to plants is central: they are sacred and lie at the heart of local cultures and beliefs. Grow Up aims to cultivate and expand awareness of our relationship with living nature. Fotohaus continues this program with Nature and Society [Nature et Société].

Curators: Pascal Beausse, Anne-Marie Beckmann, Christel Boget, Meg Chang, Paola Devia Barco, Sidonie Gaychet, Ioana Mello, and Klaus Kehrer.

Art director:  Florent Basiletti.


  • 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