For six years, Olympus has been supporting young photography in Arles. Every year, a confirmed photographer dialogues with a young artist trained at the “Arles École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie” (ENSP). In 2018, Valérie Jouve met Vivien Ayroles, who graduated from ENSP in 2017, and together they began working on a new project. The starting point was Vivien’s desire to follow the Aygalades brook over several kilometres through hills, housing projects and old towns to Marseille’s gentrifying neighbourhoods. A visual relationship between their images emerges. From wherever she is, here in Paris or over there in Jericho, Valérie receives Vivien’s images and takes inspiration from the environment he documents. She questions or tries to find their points of view, summoning certain resonances in the territories she photographs. The places change, but the pictures have some similarities.
Exhibition curator: Fannie Escoulen.
Exhibition produced by Olympus.
Prints and framing by Cadre en Seine Choi, Paris.