Jean Larive is a french photographer, born in 1969. Graduated from La Sorbonne, he first teached philosophy in high-schools before turning to photography in 2010. His approach to reality feeds from cultural and literary references and his photography practice likes to engage in action as much as questioning our representations.

He favors long subjects in a documentary process – welcoming foreigners in french society, education access, the singular and multiple memories from 20th Century conflicts or spaces and territory poetics. 

His interest for public action leads him to collaborate to several photographics “missions”, for UNESCO (Journey to school, 2013), CNAP (Reinvent Calais, 2016) or, this year, within the BNF large command. Member of the Myop Agency from 2016, he has developed an ambitious editorial practice (Myopzines collection, collective works). Attached to think and transmit photography and its uses, he’s in charge of formations at EMI-CFD, courses in Every-Val d’Essonne University and animates regular workshops.

THEME : Geography

D’entre deux eaux 

Climate change concerns landscapes and lives. Drought and floods phenomena are set to intensify, upsetting our representation of nature and elements. Into Occitanie and Minervois region, rivers floods occurred in October 2018 and in January 2020 had direct and dramatic consequences to concerned population. What memory of these events remains today? 

Anaïs Marshall, geographer at Toulouse University of Jean Jaurès and Jean Larive, photographer at Myop agency wanted to measure the impact of these events during time. Following water path, they entered in the intimity of a terriroty, until this collection of photographies led them to intimate territories.

D’entre deux eaux means, at first, geographical space with a complex network, located between Conques-sur-Orbiel, Villalier, Villegailhenc and Puichéric villages. As a temporality, between two floods which reveal the process of resilience, from the individual point of view to the entire territory angle. Finally, the project aims to discreetly show the fieldwork, surveying these territories together. They will profit to extend their discussions on the status of the « image », the status of a place or even the uses of photography throughout theirs own scientific and artistic discipline.

The exhibition presented at the Chapelle des Cordeliers in Toulouse will combine sound and images, the voice of the researcher and the gaze of the photographer. On this occasion, a “research journal” is published, allowing other forms of publishing and demonstration to be considered.

In partnership with the LISST laboratory and the CNRS Occitanie Ouest.

Anaïs Marshall is a geographer at Toulouse University of Jean Jaurès.
His research focuses on conflicts related to access to resources, water and land, in arid globalized contexts, and more specifically in Peruvian and Argentine oases. On the other hand, she is interested in alternative ways of writing geography, in particular through image and sound. Attached to the LISST Laboratory within the Rural Dynamics team, she regularly co-organizes research seminars on “Societies, Images and Sounds”, and is co-responsible for the “Sur l’image” section of the EchoGéo magazine.

Since 2018, Anaïs Marshall and Jean Larive have been working in pairs with academics (Sorbonne Paris Nord, UT2J in Toulouse and Foix) on the themes of “photography and territories”.