Manuel-Rivera-Ortiz Foundation
18 rue de la Calade — 13200 Arles

Access hours
open everyday from 11am to 6pm
last entry 30 minutes before closing time

Full rate : 6€
Reduced rate : 4€

Unemployed visitors, large families, seniors + 65 ans years old, international artists ID, holders of the Pass de la ville d’Arles and Cezam cards, students under 26 years old.* for teachers, jobseekers and groups of 10 people or more*

Free admission:

Pass Rencontres d’Arles, Arlésiens, children under 18, disabled visitors, ICOM members, press card, tour guides, curators, journalists, students and teachers in art*

* Reductions will be granted upon presentation of a proof of less than 3 months.



— 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.


— 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.


— Board of Trustees

Justine Ayzac

Exhibition coordinator 

Emmanuel Apedjinou

Administrative assistant

This website was made by Camille GAJATE


For any queries, please contact us  —

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

Partners 2023

Thanks to our team, our artists, our curators and, in particular, to the Rencontres d'Arles and our partners 2023.