Presenting Modest, by Alexandra Boulat, and All Tomorrow’s Phantoms, Channeling the Camargue by Philip Blenkinsop, The VII Foundation opens the new Alexandra Boulat Campus of VII Academy, offering a cultural space for advanced media education, exhibition, and discourse.
With the support of Jennifer Stengaard Gross and Peter Stengaard of the Blue Chip Foundation and The William, Jeff, and Jennifer Gross Foundation, The VII Foundation is proud to present the opening of VII Academy, Arles. Named The Alexandra Boulat Campus in honor of the late Alexandra Boulat, one of the founding photographers of VII Photo, the facility is housed in a former salt warehouse on the banks of the Rhône River.
The transformed building, previously a community theatre, remains true to the origins of its architecture. In respecting both its commitment to the city and heritage and in addition to providing a space for global education, VII Academy Arles will be a space for local communities to foster relationships, take part in cultural discourse, and view international exhibitions from award-winning photojournalists.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Arlesian community to this beautiful new space and look forward to hosting our international cohort of students in Arles in the years to come.” Gary Knight, CEO, The VII Foundation
Opening on February 4, 2023, from 2 pm until 5:30 pm at The Alexandra Boulat Campus, 49 Quai de la Roquette, 13200 Arles, France. The open day will include an artist talk by Philip Blenkinsop and family activities.
Modest by Alexandra Boulat
A journey into the lives of women from the Middle East that challenges stereotypical gender representation.
Before she died at a tragically young age, Alexandra documented women confronting war, fundamentalism, and domestic violence while raising families, maintaining their faith, expressing their unique identities, and trying to live their ordinary lives.
All Tomorrow’s Phantoms, Channelling the Camargue by Philip Blenkinsop
Philip Blenkinsop’s Camargue is a surreal and spiritual place, with hints of the ominous; a parallel world where Mistral-born, evanescent encounters punctuate his wanderings; at times ethereal, at times somber, one might interpret the work as a celebration of nature and the landscape, but also as a portent of flight and irreversible change.