Infos 



Manuel-Rivera-Ortiz Foundation
18 rue de la Calade — Arles

Access hours
open everyday from 10am to 7:30pm
last entry 30 minutes before closing time

Entry fees
entry  6€
reduced fee  4€
for teachers, jobseekers and groups of 10 people or more
free for Arlesians, holders of the Rencontres d'Arles pass, students up to 25 years old, younger than 18 years old, RSA beneficiaries, disabled people and their companions, journalists, museum curators, ICOM members


Press



For any queries, please contact us  —  info@mrofoundation.org

Find here our communication kits  —  Press Kit   —  Press Review
For any other information, please contact our press officer  —  Nathalie DRAN



Team



Manuel RIVERA-ORTIZ

— President & Founder

The documentary photography of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz focuses on hardship and hope in some of the world's impoverished countries and is a testament to the life he experienced growing up in the barrios of Guayama, Puerto Rico. His work highlights the presence of hope in adversity and the dignity of people living in distress that he captures in many corners of the world. 
After leaving Puerto Rico, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz moved with his family to Holyoke, Massachusetts, where he attended the Lawrence Elementary School of Journalism. While living there, he picked up the camera for the first time at Springfield College. In 2010, he opened the Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film.

Florent BASILETTI

— Art Director

Graduate of the École nationale supérieure de photographie d'Arles, Florent Basiletti has developed a curatorial work through various exhibitions such as Modernité des passions, WIP17, WIP19, and coordinates cultural actions such as La Kabine and Arles contemporain. In 2021, he takes up the artistic direction of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for the Echos Système program.
In parallel, his artistic practice consists of studying the phenomenon of pteridomania or fern fever, an obsessive infatuation with ferns from the Victorian era. Florent Basiletti develops a research on our rapport with the image by exploring the idea of biophotography and the creation of living images, notably within the laboratory La Cellule.

André PFANNER

— Board of Trustees

Peter SCRIBNER

— Legal

Baptiste ALIX

— Assistant manager

Sika KPETIRE 

— Reception and mediation intern

Mélanie TAUMA

— Reception and mediation intern


Michael PALMIERI

— Public relations

Eléna KNAPP

— Assistant coordinator

Juliette LAROCHETTE

— Film programmer

Dante AUFRAY

—  Audiovisual stage manager

Géraud AMOUSSOU

— Reception and mediation intern


This website was made by Camille GAJATE

Partners 2022


Thanks to our team, our artists, our curators and, in particular, to the Rencontres d'Arles and our partners 2022.