The French Institute in Fez presents the 6th edition of
Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fès 2012
Maroc: in and out
The show opens at Dar Batha 5.30 pm Saturday 8th of December. All venues will inaugurate their photo exhibits that day and will run until the 31st of December.
Curator of the event Simon Edwards writes
In a world where it is very rare to find even hidden or secret places, photography can play a role of revealer.
This year, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photo of Fez reflects the need of the photographer to push the doors, going further to discover the hidden side of things or beings.
Scarlett Coten, flamboyant personality, a European woman who landed the aircraft shoulder, a vision of Morocco unexpected – That the world of men.
Jean-Christophe Ballot – after years of photographic trips around the world, Ballot looks through the city of Fez with the eyes of a poet. His work penetrates the intimacy of the medieval town and offers us a reflection on the connections that can maintain the image and writing. Much like “Fez Invisible” by Omar Chennafi who reveals the double identity of this mysterious city, with such a sober view of the street and such colorful doors once stepped into.
Finally, explore the creation of video art today wandering the streets of the medina is a way of linking history and modernity. Faced with the memory of places, the choice of videos made in the collection of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie illustrates the most current themes: the role of women in society, violent conflict or the human dream and an irrationality that sometimes arise in everyday life.
Galerie de l’Institut – Galerie Kacimi -Musée Batha – Dar Batha – Le Jardin des Biehn – Complexe Culturel Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef
Jean-Luc Monterosso Parrain
Simon Edwards Curator
Jean-Christophe Ballot Photographer
Scarlett Coten Photographer
Megumi Matsubara Photographer
Omar Chennafi Photographer
For the full program consult – http://institutfrancaisfes.com/programme-rip-finale.pdf