Edition 2014

Patrick Willocq

Born 1969, Strasbourg, France.
Lives and works in Hong Kong and Kinshasa, China and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Patrick Willocq has been a self-taught photographer for 25 years. He has lived 32 years outside France, including 7 years in DR Congo. The series On The Road From Bikoro to Bokonda, DR Congo won the 2012 AFD best photo Award and was exhibited in over 10 international festivals including Paris Photo 2012 and Photo Off (Paris) 2013. Other photographic works include The 4 Seasons in Shanghai, exhibited at the European Festival of Nude Photography in Arles and Walé O Konga I, exhibited at Portrait(s) (Vichy; France). With I Am Walé Respect Me, a series about an initiation ritual among Ekonda pygmies, Patrick Willocq is a finalist of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013 and has been selected to form part of the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch in 2014.
  • 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