Edition 2018



HOPE, a Collaborative Perspective explores the formal possibilities of the image as document and the document as an agent of knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues. HOPE presents photography as an experience, a sharing. It presents the work of people who have chosen to create images, sometimes in parallel with their professions, to influence their lives and environment. Photographers are not merely witnesses, but become actors, using all the means available to them: from camera to smartphone, from artist’s book to Instagram collection. Exploring this exhibition will be a ritual, sometimes solemn, sometimes playful, always heartfelt, for awareness is inseparable from emotion and study. Refusing to categorize the world through an established documentary esthetic, the Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz shares with you the creative energy of the international documentary scene.

Projects by Arnaud Chambon, Chin-Pao Chen, John Hall, Nicolas Havette, Omar Imam, Thomas Lang, Patrice Loubon, Dmitry Markov, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Matthias Olmeta, Samir Tlatli, Paolo Verzone, Patrick Willocq.

Exhibition main curator: Nicolas Havette.
With support from ChromaLuxe, ministère de la Culture de la république de Chine (Taiwan), Centre culturel de Taiwan à Paris, Atelier SHL, Lumina gallery, Case Art Fund, Photolux, TreeMedia, Muscari, Diaphane.

  • 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