Edition 2017

Blank Paper

Stories of the immediate present

Julián Barón (1978), Ricardo Cases (1971), Federico Clavarino (1984), David Hornillos (1974), Alejandro Marote (1978), Óscar Monzón (1981), Bernardita Morello (1984), Miren Pastor (1985), Michele Tagliaferri(1980), Fosi Vegue (1976), Antonio M. Xoubanova (1977)

At the beginning of the 2000s, a group of photographers established a collective in Madrid in order to develop their work and create a common intellectual space. This was Blank Paper. Ever since, their photography has continued to develop following a practice that includes collaboration and exchange among its principal characteristics. Far from official institutions and circles, these photographers succeeded in building an independent network of production, exposition, and distribution based on solidarity. This was a risky but necessary venture, as the times brought not only great social change, but also a profound economic crisis. This exhibition gathers together the most recent works of the Blank Paper collective, along with works of other photographers in their orbit. The mutual confidence and complicity created over years of learning together.
Sonia Berger

Exhibition curator: Sonia Berger, with the collaboration of Joan Fontcuberta, Anna Planas, and Pierre Hourquet.
Exhibition coproduced by La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and the Rencontres d’Arles, with support from the Spain’s Ministry of Culture.

  • 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