THE MANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION for Documentary Photography & Film is committed to positive social discourse in under-represented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers and filmmakers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Learn about our founder Manuel Rivera-Ortiz.
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MROF is excited to be part of the 50th Rencontres d’Arles Associated Program. Our 2019 exhibition Hey! What’s Going On? rings out like a call to consciousness, to dignity and to peace. Forgotten songs are reawakened from the United States (with the historic exhibition Dancing In The Street: Motown’s 60th anniversary’s exhibition and Matthew Casteel’s American Interiors), China (Dominique Laugé), Ukraine (David Denil), Brazil (landé collective), Italy (Yvonne De Rosa), and Taiwan (Isa Ho, Chia Huang, Hou I-Ting). MROF founder Manuel Rivera-Ortiz keeps special attention on forgotten populations of the big media’s focus with The Forgotten Children of Amdabad.
Hey! What’s Going On?
FMRO est heureux de faire partie du 50e programme des Rencontres d’Arles. Les préparatifs sont en cours pour notre exposition 2019, Hey! What’s Going? Le programme sonne comme un appel à la prise de conscience, à la dignité et à la paix. À l’heure où des États-Unis (Dancing In The Street, exposition anniversaire des 60 ans de la Motown, American Interiors de Matthew Casteel), de la Chine (Do-minique Laugé), de l’Ukraine (David Denil), du Brésil (collectif Iandé), de l’Italie (Yvonne De Rosa) et de Taïwan (Isa Ho, Chia Huang, Hou I-Ting). Tout en gar¬dant une attention très particulière aux populations oubliées des focus des grands médias (The Forgotten Children of Amdabad de Manuel Rivera-Ortiz).
Business Standard: A Photographer Shares His Frames From the Fringes Our Founder and President Manuel Rivera-Ortiz was interviewed by Bengaluru-based correspondent Nikita Puri on the release of his new book “India – A Celebration of Life.” He talks about how his own history informs his bond with Indians on the margins. See the full article […]
Fisheye Magazine: Mise au Point Fondation – Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Covering the opening of our new exhibition home in Arles, France and our inaugural Mo Yi Exhibition, Fisheye Magazine journalist Éric Karsenty wrote, “The humanistic approach of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz strongly influences the awarded projects, and his constant desire to support disadvantaged populations to make their […]
La Provence: In Arles, the summer season does not satisfy all the revelers. After the July festivals, the Arles nightlife seems almost non-existent. A few steps from the Place du Forum, in the picturesque Calade street, a bar opened its doors this summer. Outside of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, bass sounds ring. “In early summer, […]
La Provence: Three Days to Remember Hiroshima. 6-August-2015: La Provence covers an exhibition in our Arles space in memory of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read the full La Provence article here. With permission: La Provence. David Fathi-Anecdotal
La Provence: A New Photography Stronghold in Town. The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation offers 11 exhibitions for its first summer 23-July-2015: La Provence highlights the inaugural exhibition in our new Arles home. Read the full La Provence article here. With permission: La Provence. Photo by Valérie Farine
La Provence: Arles strengthened in its rank as capital of photography. The American Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation settles in a mansion on Calade street. 7 March 2015: La Provence covers the renovations of l’hôtel Blain that will be our new home and exhibition space. Read the full La Provence article here. With permission: La Provence. Photo […]
ARLES Info Covers MROF Prize Award Camille Lepage awarded the honor of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Maryvonne Lepage accepts the first posthumous Medal of Honor of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundationon behalf of her slain daughter, French photographer Camille Lepage. Camille was killed last May in the Central African Republic.
A Year of Transition A letter from our Foundation President & Founder With the start of a new year, it’s natural to reflect on the receding tide of the one past. And indeed, I’ll do just that as a way to kick off our new foundation blog. I promise that follow on posts won’t […]
Foundation President Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Selected for List of 50 Great Stories by Columbia Journalism School 2001: Faces of Poverty Columbia University faculty, a group of distinguished judges and alumni voted on the 100 Great Stories from the school of journalism graduates. Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, class of 1998, was selected for his documentary photography work focusing on […]