Edition 2019



“Clicks and Classes” is a national program run by Réseau Canopé, mandated by the Ministry of National Education, to raise young people’s awareness of photography. Every year, classes on every school level carry out a creative project alongside a photographer. A selection of their work is exhibited at the Rencontres de la photographie before traveling across France in the Ateliers Canopé.

Seeing the invisible, showing the invisible: the 2018-2019 theme

How can something be shown that cannot be seen because it has no physical existence, like a philosophical concept, an idea, a feeling? Participants are prompted to think about how photography depicts reality and how to show what normally cannot be represented.
Based on the theme "Seeing the invisible, showing the invisible", 14 groups bringing together 19 classes from primary to high school worked alongside a photographer from October to March to show things like borders, passing time, fear, the archeological past, dreams, the invisible in the landscape, language, etc.

Clicks and Classes in figures:
Over 500 students
14 projects
19 classes: 8 in elementary school 11 in secondary school
14 photographers

The classes: Le Vernet (09), Saint-Lizier (09), Gond-Pontouvre (16), Ezy-sur-Eure (27), Saint-Hilaire de Brethmas (30), Saint-Laurent du Pont (38), Vallet (44), Saint-Chély (48), La Canourgue (48), Sarreguemines (57), Nevers (58), Arleuf (58), Mulhouse (68), Saint-Varent (79), Ménigoute (79), Avignon (84).

The photographers: Stéphane Bellanger, Frédéric Grimaud, Anthony Hamidovic, Frédéric Lecloux, Arthy Mad, Virginie Marnat, Leslie Moquin, Yann Pendaries, Carole Reboul, Benjamin Roi, Lisa Rondeau, Bridget Sheridan, Emilie Vialet, Olivier de Sépibus.

This exhibition is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

  • 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