Edition 2021



Closed on 26 September 2021
After thirty years of military dictatorship, theocracy, and years of civil war, on April 11, 2019, the people of Sudan brought down Omar al-Bashir, the man who imposed an unchallenged reign upon them, starting with his coup d’État in 1989. Sudan's popular uprising began in December 2018. For five months, risking arrest and torture by the regime's police, the Sudanese people took to the streets by the thousands. Driven by the will to document resistance and repression, a new generation of photographers emerged. These artists, between the ages of 19 and 30, broadcast their photos through social networks. They are both actors and observers of this historical moment. The show exhibits the work of eight photographers from this rising scene and that of filmmaker Hind Meddeb who documented the steps of this fragile transitional period alongside a youth prepared to challenge military and religious forces.

Ahmed Ano (1993), Suha Barakat (1986), Saad Eltinay (1995), Eythar Gubara (1988), Metche Jaafar (1998), Hind Meddeb (1978), Duha Mohammed (1993), Ula Osman (1998), Muhammad Salah (1993).

Exhibition curators: Juliette Agnel and Duha Mohammed.
Texts: Hind Meddeb.
Prints by Janvier, Paris.
Mounting by Deuxième Œil, Paris.
Framing by Circad, Paris.

Exhibition presented as part of the Africa2020 season, with support from its Patrons Committee.
With support from the regional Institut français of Sudan, Hahnemühle FineArt and VII Academy.

Eythar Gubara, Metche Jaafar and Duha Mohammed are nominated for the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles 2021.

  • 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