Edition 2017

Olympus Carte blanche

Alex Majoli


Like every year, we’re asking a photographer friend to do whatever he likes with our latest camera. Last year, our choice fell on Michael Ackerman. This year, we asked Alex Majoli to express himself using Olympus’s latest camera, the OMD EM-1 Mark II. In addition to his usual work, Alex is focusing on an important project with the theme “Theater and Reality”, or the share of dramatization in reality. Looking at the contradictions and tensions rocking Europe’s identity, he will explore three main themes: the rise of the far right; migrants and refugees; and how Europe welcomes them.

Exhibition curator: Fannie Escoulen.
Prints and framing by the artist.

  • 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