Edition 2021




This project started in the Calais jungle the day before the shantytown was evacuated in 2016. for three years, Jean-Michel André continued working on it in France, Italy, Spain and Tunisia, where he met refugees looking for a roof over their heads: women, children and men whose only wealth is the infinite time of hope. Borders is not designed as a linear series, nor is it really a narrative: more like a collection of stories. André photographs the traces of the areas he travels across by revealing shadows, wandering and the fragile border between the real and the imaginary, memory and the present. Time floats and spaces are uncertain.

Publication: Borders, text by Wilfried N’Sondé, Actes Sud, 2021.

  • 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