Edition 2019




Why fish? What a strange idea. What is the point? The dramatizations of Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard’s (ACBE) seduce or disturb, but also interrogate the spectator. Is it because humans are descended from fish? It took modern man about 200,000 years to fill his head—to the point, now, that it is almost exploding. During all that time, he often considered himself a god, and eventually brought his environment to a point of no return. Fish are among the condemned. The exhibition No Fish No Future is to be taken literally. Global warming and unbearable pollution threaten the undersea world. Humans are outraged for the length of a tweet, then we return to our tiny screens, lost in an overload of information. No time to think about tomorrow. The fish is tired of suffering. He pictures himself in a retrospective where ACBE shows her photographic work and her most recent project Umanofish. The scaly creatures now speak.

2pm – 5pm from Tuesday to Friday / 2pm – 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2019 pass.

  • 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