Photojournalism

VENEZUELA : The Wells Run Dry - Fabiola Ferrero's exhibition

Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris

October 28, 2022 - November 22, 2022

From 28 October to 22 November, discover the exhibition of photojournalist Fabiola Ferrero Venezuela : The Wells Run Dry at Réfectoire des Cordeliers in Paris.

Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY au Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY au Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Photo : Nicolas Brasseur, adagp Paris 2022

The exhibition Venezuela, The Wells Run Dry by Fabiola Ferrero, laureate of the 12th Carmignac Photojournalism Award, explores the disappearance of the Venezuelan middle class. Fabiola Ferrero’s reportage will be the subject of a double exhibition, part of PhotoSaintGermain festival.

Réfectoire des Cordeliers (Paris, 6e)

The Venezuelan photographer set out to document years of wealth that now exist only in memory. She went to places that were once symbols of prosperity, to look for the vestiges of a bygone economic success. Her reportage took her across the country, photographing the oil and salt industries on the verge of disappearing and the communities that depend on them, the universities looted and abandoned, and the last traces left by the Venezuelans who decided to leave the country for a better future.

Fabiola Ferrero creates a visual vignette that documents the economic tipping point of her country, and the consequences for its people.

Echoing this exhibition, in a desire to give a voice to those who make and think about photography and photojournalism today, the Fondation Carmignac and PhotoSaintGermain are also offering an associated program of talks and screenings, bringing together photographers, curators, photo editors, collectives, and researchers, turning the space into an effervescent hub of exchange.

État de Sucre, 11 novembre 2021. Des pêcheurs s’activent près d’une épave échouée sur les côtes, dans le nord-est du Venezuela - Fabiola Ferrero pour la Fondation Carmignac
État de Sucre, 11 novembre 2021. Des pêcheurs s’activent près d’une épave échouée sur les côtes, dans le nord-est du Venezuela - Fabiola Ferrero pour la Fondation Carmignac

This exhibition at the Réfectoire des Cordeliers, designed by the scenographer Alice de Bortoli and her collective, Ortiche, will combine photographs, archives, texts and 360° videos

Pratical Information

Réfectoire des Cordeliers
15 rue de l’École de Médecine, 75006
Métro : Odéon (ligne 4 - ligne 10)

Open everyday:
11am to 7pm (Closed on 1st November)
Free entrance

Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY au Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY au Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Photo : Nicolas Brasseur, adagp Paris 2022

SERIES OF PANELS

PhotoSaintGermain and Fondation Carmignac invite you to the Réfectoire des Cordeliers for a series of panels that will explore photography as a journalistic and artistic practice
The program features :

Saturday, November 5, 2022
The diversity of photojournalistic practices and their collaborative forms
4pm - 5pm
Program presented in French.
Free admission without reservation.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
CatchLight and Fondation Carmignac explore innovation in visual journalism with two conversations and a reception.
1/ The future of Local Visual Journalism: A View from Europe and the United States
2/ Documentary practices bringing new visions forward: The Change We Want to See
5pm – 8 :30pm
Reservation required
here
Program presented in English.

Saturday, November 19, 2022
1/ 4pm - Publishing as a creative practice
2/ 5:30pm - Which female gaze on contemporary youth?
Program presented in French.
Free admission without reservation.

Port de Solférino (Paris, 7e)

A second exhibition is held on the Port de Solférino, opposite the Musée d’Orsay, in partnership with the City of Paris.

Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY sur le Quai de Solférino, Paris
Exposition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY sur le Quai de Solférino, Paris
Photo : Nicolas Brasseur, adagp Paris 2022

couv projet

MONOGRAPH

Price: 35 euros, 45 USD, 58 CAD, 35 GBP

Size:
21 × 28 cm, 160 pages

Contributors:
Fabiola Ferrero, 12th laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award,
Milagros Soccoro, journalist and writer

Publishers:
Fondation Carmignac and Reliefs Editions

Photo: © Olivier Moritz for Reliefs 

Some images from Fabiola Ferrero's report in Venezuela

Araya, Sucre, 13th November 2021. Two men work on the Laguna Madre (Mother Lagoon), extracting salt in Araya - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Araya, Sucre, 13th November 2021. Two men work on the Laguna Madre (Mother Lagoon), extracting salt in Araya - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Cumaná, Sucre, March 11th 2022. The third floor of the Universidad de Oriente library in Sucre. Years of investment have been lost in the destruction and fire at the university. - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Cumaná, Sucre, March 11th 2022. The third floor of the Universidad de Oriente library in Sucre. Years of investment have been lost in the destruction and fire at the university. - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Campo Alegría, Zulia, 18th February 2022. Jeonaldo Rodríguez in his house in Campo Alegría, an oil camp - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Campo Alegría, Zulia, 18th February 2022. Jeonaldo Rodríguez in his house in Campo Alegría, an oil camp - Fabiola Ferrero for Fondation Carmignac
Exhibition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY, Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Exhibition VENEZUELA - THE WELLS RUN DRY, Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris
Windows from a building in Parque Central, a famous middle-class complex built in the 70’s that was once considered the most important urban development in Latin America.