For the tenth time, the French small-town of Sète dedicates the month of May to the imageSingulières festival for documentary photography: from 8 to 27 May, unusual venues such as the train station, the chapel or old warehouses become exhibition spaces for international reportage photography.
The free festival offers visitors a chance to discover unique perspectives of the world we live in. Some of the exhibits, such as the work of Stéphane Couturier and Gabriele Basilico, focus on the town of Sète itself. The French-Italian duo Andrea & Magda portrays imitative architecture in the Middle East, while New-York based photographer Arlene Gottfried is represented with a retrospective showcase of her work. Justyna Mielnikiewicz and Alexander Chekmenev each explore the former Soviet states, whereas the Brazilian photographer Joao Pina shows the dark side of grand-scale sporting events in Rio de Janeiro. The MAPS photographers collective has created an installation titled UNREST; and Chloé Jafé presents her reportage on the Japanese mafia – a project that was four years in the making.
The opening receptions of all featured exhibitions take place during the festival’s opening week (8 to 13 May). A detailed schedule can be found here.