Night of the year
Carte blanche MAGNIN-A
With Emilie Régnier
Video about Léopard Series
For her Leopard series, Émilie spent several years creating portraits that explore the symbolic power of leopard patterns and prints in Dakar, Kinshasa, New York, Johannesburg, Paris, and even a small town in Texas. Émilie has observed that, throughout much of Africa, the leopard is a symbol of courage, strength, and beauty. Its fur has been a representation of tribal power for traditional healers and heads of state. French designer Christian Dior first introduced the leopard print onto European runways in 1947; since then, leopard has created a fascination and become a symbol of sensuality and self-assured femininity around the world.
"Night of the year", the unmissable festive event of the "Rencontres d'Arles" opening week, is a photo walk featuring around 40 proposals —in which the festival’s favorite artists and photographers and institutions were given carte blanche—projected in loops on six screens.
With Alan Butler, Amy Stein, Anaïs Boileau, Andrea Botto, Baptiste Giroudon, Chaim van Luit, Chen Ronghui, Clémentine Schneidermann, Debi Cornwall, Dominic Büttner, Edgar Martins, Émilie Régnier, Fatih Kurceren, Friso Keuris, Giovanni Troilo, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, I Learn Arles, Ilyas Hajji, Jason Havneraas, Jean-Claude Lagrèze, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Klaus Pichler, Kris Vervaeke, Laurent Elie Badessi, Libération, Marco Barbo, Marie Bovo, Matt Eich, Naomi Harris, Nikola Mihov, Paolo Woods, Paul Fargues, Ronan Guillou, Sergey Novikov, Slideluck Editorial, Sylvain Granjon, Timothy Prus, The Aftermath Project, Thom Pierce, Vincent Yu, Vogue US…
July, 7, 2017
Papeteries Etienne, Arles, France
6 pm - 3 am