• Life and faces of the Alaotra lake, Madagascar by

    Madagascar - AlaReLa project 01

    The AlaReLa (Alaotra Resilience Landscape) Madagascar project started in November 2013, with a project life of three years. One of the objectives is to understand the complex human-environmental system of the Alaotra. The project consists of three phases: understanding, exploring, communicating, with the latter ongoing, from inception to end of the project, and beyond. […] In the following we present some of the photography taken during the first session of the photographer in the Alaotra. Lucienne Wilmé provided the caption text from a researcher’s perspective, Patrick Waeber drafted this Introduction and Ihoby Randriamalala translated it into Malagasy.

  • Reflections on Tokyo Subways by


    The Tokyo Subway is immense. Ignoring all the train lines, suburban links, etc. it is over 300km. Everything about it is dizzying, the scale, complexity, signage. You can travel for hours (without purpose…) and never get bored. It’s easy to focus on the overwhelming crush of humanity that makes use of this system, but the system itself is equally worthy of attention. Despite Tokyo’s image as a “future metropolis” much of the system is showing it’s age. Where the old and new meet it can be jarring: changing from an old to a new line can mean going from aging yellow tile, to sleek white panelling.

  • Underwater logging in Panama by

    Underwater logging in Panama

    “Underwater logging in Panama” is a work that took Arnaud De Grave almost all 2013 to complete. A first shooting session of about 15 days in March to get the first batch of pictures, then another session in October to set up the resulting exhibition (at the Alliance Française du Panama) and shoot some more pictures. Here is presented this exhibition.

  • Ce que je n’ai pas vu au Japon by


    “What I didn’t see in Japan” is – as usual in my photowork – a photographic tentative for the scrutator to get inside the mood I felt when walking around a small town for some few days recently…

Where do we go, what do we see – 2011
Sep 18, 2011

As a young boy, I always wanted to know where the roads around my home were going. What was the best way to go from one point to another? What road was supposed to be closed but you could eventually use it in some specific spots? And so on… Then it made me feel “home” […]

The bridge
Faces of Eastern India
Jul 3, 2011

If we (“we” being: Chris aka Yub and Hern42 aka Arnaud) are able to present this exhibition about India it is because of some sort of an accident. Our original plan was to visit and shoot in Bangladesh via contacts in an NGO working on site, therefore getting to interesting and remote areas. It was […]

India - Kolkata
« La Modification » – Exhibition – opening on 2nd of May.
Apr 29, 2016

« La Modification », exhibition by Arnaud Thurel & Arnaud De Grave. May 2nd to June 6th, La Bobine, (10h/15h – 18h/01h) , 42 Boulevard Clémenceau, 38000 Grenoble.
— – Opening on May the 2nd, 19:00 —

Photo Analogies @ «Visa pour l’Image »
Aug 28, 2015

Notre magazine « Photo Analogies #2» sera disponible à la librairie officielle du festival Visa pour l’image.
Our magazine « Photo analogies #2 », will be available at Visa pour l’Image. You can find it at the officlal bookstore.

Photo Analogies #3 is out !

156 high quality pages with a large feature on Madagascar with Pierrot Men, Rijasolo, Chris Huby, Arnaud De Grave. S.O.S. Méditerranée by Edouard Elias. Interviews of Christian Sauvan-Magnet (Le Pictorium Agency), and Bernard Plossu in Scotland (2013) ...


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“Alaotra, une vision partagée”, Arnaud De Grave exhibition at Magascar
Oct 4, 2016

Arnaud De Grave’s new exhibition is at the Institut Français de Madagascar. “Alaotra, une vision partagée” is produced with Rafalimanana Arifidy. Prints were produced, as always, by the excellent Le Pictorium – Atelier de tirage d’art de Christian Sauvan-Magnet

BOP partenaire du festival
Sep 24, 2016

L’association Opic lance officiellement son festival de photographie à Lyon, le Festival Aperçu!

BOP est l’un des partenaires et nos photographes y exposeront.


du 3 au 30 Juin 2017

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