VII Photo Book Showcase in Arles

July 5, 2024
09:00–13:00PM CET
The Alexandra Boulat Campus, Arles, France
49 Quai de la Roquette, Arles, France
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A portrait of Cinta from the Netherlands from the book "Outside the Binary." Photo by Linda Bournane Engelberth / VII.

July 5 / 09:00 – 13:00
The VII Foundation, Arles

Join VII Photo contributing photographers for book signings on Friday, July 5th, from 9 AM to 1 PM CEST at The VII Foundation’s Alexandra Boulat Campus in Arles.

From 11 AM to 12 PM, Ed Kashi, Ali Arkady, and Linda Bournane Engelberth will sign and discuss their books Abandoned Moments, Curse of the Black Gold, THREE, L’homme qui en avait trop vu, and Outside the Binary.

The morning will include book signings with:

Eric Bouvet: 40 ans / Ukraine
Linda Bournane Engelberth: Outside the Binary
Daniel Schwartz: Tracings. Photography and Thought
Philip Blenkinsop: The Cars That Ate Bangkok (Artist’s Edition) / Extreme Asia (English and French) / Handmade Artist’s books
Finbarr O’Reilly: Congo in Conversation / Shooting Ghosts
Ilvy Njiokiktjien: Born Free
Ed Kashi: Abandoned Moments / Curse of the black Gold / THREE
Ali Arkady: L’homme qui en avait trop vu / Strappado

This event is free and open to all. No RSVP is required.


Ali Arkady, an Iraqi photojournalist, artist, and filmmaker, fled Iraq with his family in 2017 after documenting Iraqi armed forces committing war crimes. Despite this, Arkady continues his artistic and photographic work, focusing on human rights and social justice issues. His work includes photography, art, and documentary and fictional films, all aimed at raising awareness about global concerns. Currently, he is developing new projects centered on displacement, migration, and the struggles of refugees, utilizing his artistic talents and field experience to share compelling stories.

Daniel Schwartz graduated from Zurich School of Arts and Craft (now Zurich University of the Arts) in 1980. He concentrates on book projects, with exhibitions, based on extensive travels, photographic essays, and reportages covering the Eastern Hemisphere from Iran to East Timor, from Turkmenistan to Bangladesh. Schwartz’s art is documentary; it is in the history of places. His journalism is not a reaction to events; it builds on memory.

A powerhouse of energy and creativity, Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and geopolitical issues that define our times.
Finbarr O’Reilly has spent the last 20 years as an award-winning visual journalist and author working in conflict zones and complex humanitarian emergencies.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, focusing on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues.
Linda Bournane Engelberth is a Norwegian-Algerian artist based in Oslo and Berlin.
In 1989, carrying two Leicas and a large cardboard box full of film, Blenkinsop arrives in Asia. He embraces its all-consuming chaos, the violence and the beauty that lurks beneath, the armed struggles being waged on forgotten fronts, on distant hilltops and in the remote jungles of South-East Asia; From East Timor to Nepal. His experiences define him and in time it becomes his world.