Edition 2017

François Hers

Born 1943, Brussels, Belgium. Lives and works in Paris, France.
François Hers co-founded Viva, a cooperative of writers and photographers, in 1972. After traveling to do reportage photography, he soon grew aware of its limits and decided to focus on social issues. He started working with DATAR in 1983, becoming a creative director and photographer for the Mission. At first, he shot pictures of Paris and its suburbs before exploring his relationship with space and nature. In 1990, he finished designing the Nouveaux Commanditaires project, which the Fondation de France rolled out in 1991.
  • 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