Editions 2005, 2009, 2012

Olivier Metzger

Born in 1973 in Mulhouse. Lives and works in Arles.
ENSP 2004 After a nursing career in public hospitals, Metzger studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles and graduated in 2004. That same year, his Data series earned him the Voies Off Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles. He was then awarded the BMW Special Prize for his Nightshot series in 2008. We also note his nomination for the Prix Découverte at the 2009 Rencontres and the Prix Lacoste in 2012. He has participated in numerous collective and personal exhibitions, among which those that took place at the Château d’Eau gallery in Toulouse in 2005, La Filature in Mulhouse in 2005 and 2008, the Rencontres d’Arles 2005 and 2009, the Moscow House of Photography in 2010, Fondation Hermès in Bern in 2011, along with the latest editions of Paris Photo and the FIAC. Also of note, Metzger’s forays into applied photography with various realisations of public and private commissions, along with the creation of publicity campaigns and portraits for the press. He is represented by the Bertrand Grimont gallery.
  • 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