Edition 2017

New Discovery Award

Juliette Agnel


Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France

For a long time lived by the idea of starry sky, Juliette Agnel finally found the images which she carried in her last summer in the Spanish desert. The series of the nighttime appeared, after a slow maturation of manufacturing. This term, of musical origin, convenes straightaway the sensations. “I look at the very unlimitedness in its absolute destitution. Almost irrational landscapes. Places becoming ‘non-lieux’, at the same time chaos and cosmos, transcending the reality, in charge of a cosmic and mystic symbolism”, explains the artist to characterize these apocalyptic territories, seesaw between reality and fiction. The ambiguity remains. In front of these lost territories, we are to wonder if the whole humanity would not already have disappeared.

Exhibition curator: Léa Bismuth.
Photo editor: Ysang Shin
Prints by Janvier, Paris.
Framing by Atelier Image Collée, Montreuil.

  • 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