Edition 2019



This exhibition is the visual tale of Mario Del Curto’s 10-year journey around the globe. The photographer explores the relationship between man and nature and beckons us to reflect on a potentially “soilless humanity”. Among the places the artist visited: the vast and endangered apple forest of Kazakhstan, urban gardens from several cities, Bomarzo’s eccentric Park of the Monsters, and other unique or modest gardens from all over the world. Wild or tamed, gardens always evoke cultures, people and knowledge. Through strong and symbolic images, he shows the garden in all its forms: nourishing, scientific, ornamental, artistic and political.

Publication: Humanité végétale, Actes Sud, 2019.
Prints by Picto, Paris.
With support from the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and SNCF Immobilier.

  • 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