Edition 2022




Ezio d’Agostino has questioned the documentary nature of photography for over ten years. He is particularlyinterested in its ability to bear witness to social phenomena that he has experienced in the course of his personal history. True Faith recalls his 1987 visit to the site of Christ’s apparition in an olive tree. Accompanied by socio-anthropologist Hélène Jeanmougin, Ezio D’Agostino conducted an in-depth investigation to map religiousapparitions in his native Italy. At first glance, the outcome may look like a series of commonplace pictures, but the theme vibrantly emerges when reading the accompanying testimonies. Presented on Ektachrometransparencies, the images manage to capture the elusive nature of the collective imagination.

Exhibition Curator: Anne Lacoste.

Ezio D'Agostino is a winner of the 2020 Research and Creation Support Program of the Institut pour la Photographie.

  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture