Edition 2012

Clicks and classes

Stanging the action

Clicks and Classes is a France-wide campaign aiming to increase young people’s awareness of photography. Now in its ninth consecutive year, it is organised by the SCÉRÉN-CNDP–CRDP, a resources and publications service of the French Ministry of Education. Inspired by the theme ‘Staging the Action’, schools set up projects through the course of the 2011-2012 school year. In these projects, pupils’ work was linked to that of artists. Pupils and students from kindergarten to higher education, spent several weeks working with a photographer or a plastic artist. Some twenty workshops in all took place across France. Involving photographers in the pupils’ process of creation gives an enormous boost to the artistic activities on the school curriculum. It also provides a marvellous opportunity for young people to understand what is entailed in a photographic image. The exhibition at Arles from 2 July to 23 September presents a selection of their work in a unit designed by the CNDP and the Rencontres d’Arles. Photographers who participated: Johan Attia, Gaëla Blandy, Anne-Claire Broch, Elina Brotherus, Christian Buffa, Stéphane Chabrier, Christophe Clark, Gabriel Desplanque, Bertrand Desprez, Didier Devos, Anouck Durand Gasselin, Alix Häfner, Anne Loubet, Lucie et Simon, Emmanuel Madec, Didier Olivre, Caroline Pandelé, Virginie Pougnaud, Eric Prinvault, Marianne Tessier, Isabelle Vaillant and Aurore Valade. Within several school districts: Aix-Marseille, Corse, Créteil, Dijon, Grenoble, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse and with the support of numerous cultural structures such as the Rencontres d’Arles, the Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie, the Centre Photographique d’Île- de-France, the Musée Nicéphore Niépce, the Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, the Atelier Blanc, Bonlieu Scène Nationale, the Ateliers de l’Image, Vol de Nuits, L’Imagerie-Lannion, the Centre Atlantique de la Photographie, Le Lieu and La Chambre galleries, and the organization Appel d’Art.

Exhibition organised with the support of HSBC France.
Prints and lamination by Graphistes Associés, 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