Edition 2019

Philippe Chancel


Closed on 5 January 2019
For fifteen years, Philippe Chancel explored sensitive areas of our planet to study the world and document the most alarming symptoms of its decline. Working in such a way does not fit in with any identified genre of photography, making “Datazone“ an invention that encompasses the most tangible signs of a predicted disaster: a traumatic ecology, chaotic deindustrialization, toxic setbacks resulting from modernization. From China to the United States, from Africa to Europe, the whole world is screaming, with no shelter in sight. Philippe Chancel is a classic photographer. Everything he builds confirms that the modern world has not kept its promise. A great narrative is made of assembled images that show a profound sensitivity to the world.

Michel Poivert


Exhibition in partnership with the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
Publication: Datazone, texts by Michel Poivert, Éditions Photosynthèses, 2019.
Prints by Picto, Paris. Framing by Deuxième Œil et Circad, Paris. Ex-Voto by Dupon-Phidap, Paris.
With support from Fidal and Melanie Rio Fluency.


  • 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