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Babette Mangolte, movement photographer, awarded the Women in Motion Prize at the Rencontres d'Arles


The photographer will be awarded the Women in Motion Prize, for her entire career. It will be presented to him on July 5 by Kering and the Rencontres d'Arles.

On July 5, Kering and the Rencontres d'Arles will award Babette Mangolte, born in 1941 in the Jura, the Women in Motion Prize at the Théâtre antique d'Arles for her entire body of work.

This award, which salutes the career of a remarkable photographer, has already been awarded to Susan Meiselas (2019), Sabine Weiss (2020) and Liz Johnson Artur (2021).

Received at Idhec, Babette Mangolte imagines herself as a chief operator, a position that is denied to her in favor of that of editor.

She left for the United States where she met the filmmaker Chantal Akerman, becoming director of photography on many films, and director.

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Babette Mangolte.

“Einstein on the Beach” by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Act IV, scene “:”Space ship, with Philip Glass and the musicians of his orchestra on the scaffolding, Avignon, 1976. Babette Mangolte

From the 1970s, in New York, she developed a photographic language based on the subjectivity of the camera, the central role of the viewer in the device, and the relationship of the human body in space.

It documents the choreographic and performative scene of the city.

In the 1980s, she continued her research and contributed to the construction of a dance archive, writing essays, fighting for her photos to be recognized as works in their own right.

His work takes you through fifty years of creation marked by Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Richard Foreman, Lucinda Childs, Simone Forti, Joan Jonas, Robert Morris, Robert Whitman… A major figure of our time.

Babette Mangolte,

Capturing movement in space,

curator of the María Inés Rodriguez exhibition, at the Sainte-Anne church.

Source: lefigaro

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