16 / Quai – Arles / Amélie Blanc

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Thème : Arles et la Peinture​​​

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On the Max Dormoy quay, Arles, November 2017 (Sur le Quai Marx Dormoy, Arles, Novembre 2017) is a photograph I made thinking about the works of the American painter Alice Neel, whose paintings were recently exhibited in the Van Gogh Foundation. Among the numerous paintings made by the artist, they were small formats showing the façades of buildings at different times of day and seasons of the year. That evening on the quays, the twilight reflected by windows reminded me of the yellow rectangle against a black backdrop of the painting entitled Night, 1959.

Amélie Blanc


Born in Hyères in 1989, Amélie Blanc lives and works in Lyon. Her interest in foreign languages and the travel that resulted from it have strongly influenced her photographic work. Following a Bachelor Degree in Applied Foreign Languages, a Master in Cinematographic studies at Lyon University, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles from which she graduated in 2017. Throughout her studies, she has been able to enrich her knowledge and skills with this medium.