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from January 28 to February 18, 2022 

Didier Bizet / Charlotte Boiron / Valérie Fresco / Aref Joftkar / Janek Kindel / Sébastien Lavallée  / Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa  / Irène Valitutto / Yue WuKindel

The End? Tourism and health crises 

A relevant theme and a fruitful and renewed collaboration between Sorbonne Artgallery and IREST.

Since 2020,  COVID-19 pandemic  had a strong impact on the tourism sector, its players, and the practices and imaginations of travellers. The theme of this edition of the IREST photo competition thus invites photographers to question themselves and testify the changing that are taking place in tourism and the problems that theses crises accentuate ang bring  light to . Their eyes accompany us on a journey through contradictions, fears, desires, a new form of tourists and those that will remain the same.  Tourism  is taking a new shape which persists, which reproduces itself identically, but also which can be reinvented in different spaces, other places.


Dimitri BECK (Director of Photography, POLKA), Gianluigi DI GIANGIROLAMO (Head of Communication at IREST), Francesca COMINELLI (MCF in Economics of Cultural Heritage, IREST-EIREST, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais (Director of Photo Days), Michel Tiard (President of AIDA-IREST), Yann TOMA (Professor and artist, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Director of Sorbonne ArtGallery).

Thanks to Francesca Cominelli, GianLuigi Di Giangirolamo and the entire IREST team.

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