As part of the Saison Culturelle France-Morocco 2012, the French Institute of Morocco presents: the 6th edition of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photo Fez with the title:
Morocco: in and out
In a world where it is very rare to find even hidden or secret places, photography can play an important role. This year, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photo Fez reflects the need of the photographer to push open secret doors and to discover what is hidden behind.
Scarlett Coten is an independent photographer based in Paris. After studying photography for three years at the ENSP in Arles, she moved to Barcelona where she spent several years pursuing personal projects focusing on an intimate and poetical universe. (See her photos above and below.)
In 1998 she set up in Paris as a full-time photographer, working on assignments for publications such as Elle, Marie-Claire, Libération, Le Monde Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine, Courrier International and Grands Reportages.
Jean-Christophe Ballot has a Graduate Degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and a graduate degree from the National School of Image and Sound:FEMIS.
In 1991, he was the president at the Villa Médicis (French Academy in Rome) in 1991. After years of photographic trips around the world, he sees 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 between image and word.
Omar Chennafi, based in Morocco, offers us Hidden Fez - which reveals the double identity of this mysterious city; the colorful doors and the surprising interiors that lie behind.
From December 8 to 31 at the French Institute Gallery, Gallery Kacimi, Batha Museum, Dar Batha, Le Jardin des Biehn, Cultural Complex Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef.