• 27 Apr 2018

From May 4th to May 6th 2018, Photographer Arié Botbol exhibits at Photo Doc, the international rendez-vous for documentary photography. Under the Halle des Blancs Manteaux in Paris, close to 30 exhibitors will present their photographic approach to documentary.

Udaipur Grand ma from the Intérieurs Vies series by Arié Botbol

Udaipur Grand ma, Intérieurs Vies series © Arié Botbol

An international Salon dedicated to Documentary photography

Founded by Charlotte Flossaut, former international model launched by American Vogue Artistic Director Alexander Lieberman, Photo DC put documentary photography in the spotlight. The Salon aims at presenting this discipline in its “alterity.” Indeed, the idea is to question our relation to others and our commitment to the rest of the world and its inhabitants. For its 2018 edition the theme is America. For 3 days, up to 30 exhibitors will present their Artworks and Artists. Concurrently, a program of photographic films and panel discussions has been set up. Also, two Awards will be given: the Photo Doc Gallery Award and the 2018 Open Call Award. This year the guest of honor is Rita Leistner, represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery based in Toronto. The photographer will showcase a preview of the series “Tree Planters” which documents the work of tree planters in Canada.

2018 Documentary Photography Artfair in Paris

2018 Documentary Photography Artfair in Paris

Arié Botbol : Photographer of intimacy

The main themes of Photographer Arié Botbol are the street and the intimacy. “I like telling simple stories, creating lively atmospheres with a permanent search for the pictorial aspect. On the occasion of my trips I enjoy the beauty of the people I cross path with in the intimacy of their homes, work places or their travels. I provoke furtive encounters, moments of shared complicity with the silent consent of the photographed subjects” said the Artist to us. In his interview with Art-Trope, Arié Botbol also explained that to him, “photography and traveling are intimately connected. To look at the world through the camera is to reinforce my curiosity for what surrounds me, observing more sharply and sensitively.”

Photograph taken in Madagascar by Arié Botbol

An old woman seated alone in her traditional home, in madagascar, Ambalavao © Arié Botbol

The participation of Arié Botbol at Photo DC

Arié Botbol is among the 18 photographers represented by Hans Lucas Agency for the occasion. The Hans Lucas studio is a production company dedicated to photography and aims at connecting information and creation. The idea is to integrate the digital and technological logic including the notion of Transmedia. Co-founded by Virginie Terrasse and Wilfrid Estève in 2006, the studio specialized in the realization of interactive documentaries and photographic short films. As part of the Photo Doc Salon, Arié Botbol will present its series “Intérieurs Vies” and its intimate portraits filled with warm colors that are typical of the countries they have been taken. The beauty of the subjects glows through the Photographer’s camera and invites us to penetrate is sphere of intimacy.

Photograph taken in Sri Lanka by Arié Botbol

A lonely man, keeping an abandoned school with a uniform, Sri Lanka, Galle © Arié Botbol


Read our article about the exhibition Asian Ghosts and Hells at the Musée du Quai Branly here.