Paulo Nozolino at the Rencontres d'Arles Festival

At the Palais de Luppé, just opposite the Arles Amphitheatre, L'Occitane is presenting work by Paulo Nozolino around the decline of lavender: a powerful and disturbing series, a high-impact oeuvre part of the 2013 edition of the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival, this year with the theme of the black and white image.
By Caroline Taret

Last July 3, the Portuguese photographer Paulo Nozolino, accompanied by Olivier Baussan, founder of L'Occitane and François Hébel, the director of the Rencontres d'Arles, were kind enough to answer a few questions about the exhibition currently showing at the Palais de Luppé. This black and white photography exhibition is presented as diptyques and was commissioned by L’OCCITANE en Provence, who here participates in Les Rencontres d'Arles for the first time. An event commensurate with the theme provided to the photographer, lavender. The subject could appear ordinary, but the angle of lavender’s decline and its treatment by Paulo Nozolino make for a genuine cry of alarm. With this commission, L'Occitane pursues its engagement of alerting the public to the critical situation that Provençale lavender is suffering. Thanks to the research led by the French fragrant plants research organization the CRIEPPAM, the rallying of industry actors in Provence, and the fund created by L'Occitane en Provence, the situation has every chance of improving if donations are collected. This is the real challenge of this exhibition, which will travel around the world to transmit a message. Paolo Nozolino and his photographs will be lavender’s ambassadors, alerting lovers of Provence to the problem.

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S.P.L.P. DOTATION – CRIEPPAM
Les Quintrands – Route de Volx
04100 MANOSQUE
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Paulo Nozolino exhibition in Arles
Paulo Nozolino exhibition in Arles
Provence
Photography RP Arles
Olivier Baussan, Paulo Nozolino and François Hébel
Olivier Baussan, Paulo Nozolino and François Hébel
Rencontres d'Arles 2013
Photography RP Arles

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