The photographic art of Favret & Manez is a script.  The language they use is being structured by what can be qualified as moments. Of these moments, time with space and then the body are the actors. And memory intersperse. 

  Landscaping, as a sudden neologism, would mean, by what we hear, what spreads out, the country; urban, natural land sometimes hybrid landscapes. The image as popular imagery and its vintage communication form, with the new information to be red on the panels or the commercial posters and the road signs is to be seen as a real palimpseste. 

(Sophie Braganti)



Anne Favret and Patrick Manez live and work in Nice.

2019“A deux pas des chiens”, with Sophie Braganti, Sintitulo gallery- Mougins I 2018-19 • “Topo-Graphie”, with Jean-Philippe Roubaud, Musée de la photographie André Villers, Mougins – an exhibition with the FRAC PACA I 2018 • “L’Aura du sol”, Galerie du Musée de la photographie Charles Nègre, Nice I 2017 • “Des nouvelles de nos contrées obscures”, with Jordan Pallagès, Villa Cameline, Nice I 2015 “Les arpenteurs”, Skriðuklaustur, Egilsstaðir, Islande I 2014“Les arpenteurs”, Loco, L’atelier d’édition, Paris I 2012 B comme Bruxelles, Maison des Cultures, Bruxelles, Belgique I 2011“B comme Bruxelles”, Le Tri postal, Les Transphotographiques, Lille 2018 • “Metroplex 2”, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille • “Metroplex 1”, Atelier Soardi, Nice I 2018 MÈFI – Le Stadium, Rudy Ricciotti, Docks village, Marseille • Cabinet atomique, Villa Cameline, Nice2017-18 • “Paysages français”. “Une aventure photographique”, 1984-2017, BnF I François-Mitterrand, Paris I

2017 “Voyage immobile”, Entre I Deux, Agence Caisse d’Epargne Nice-Masséna, Nice • Cabinet utopique, Villa Cameline, Nice I 2014• “France(s) Territoire Liquide”, Le Tri postal, Les Transphotographiques, Lille I 2011• REAL, avec Caroline Bach et Jürgen Nefzger, La Traverse, Marseille I 2010• “Denkt…mal Berlin”, Villa Cameline, Nice I 2009• SxS dans R, Galerie Dohyang Lee, Paris I 2008• “Alleretour”, Galerie RX, Paris I 2007• “Chambre avec vues”, Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice • Cabinet politique, Villa Cameline, Nice I 2006• Favret-Manez, Espace Culturel Carnot, Cannes • Avatar(s), Atelier Soardi, Nice • Quand la neige fond où va le blanc?, Atelier Soardi, Nice • Cabinet névrotique, Villa Cameline, Nice • D’un moment à l’autre, Maison Nationale des Artistes, Nogent-sur-Marne I

2005 • “Low Tech”, Villa Arson, Nice • Vinyl, Villa Cameline, Nice • “D’un moment à l’autre”, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles • Cabinet érotique, organisation South Art- Le Labo, Villa Cameline, Nice I 2004 • Favret-Manez, Galerie du Château, Nice • Chers paysages,10 ans d’observatoire photographique,Galerie Soardi, Nice I 2001Le mois de la photo à Bangkok, organisé par la Maison Européenne de la Photographie et l’AFAA Art Jonction, Foire internationale d’art contemporain, Nice I2000Rotterdam, Galerie d’architecture, Paris • Sept photographes pour l’observatoire du paysage, Centre d’art et du paysage St Benoît du Sault I

1999 • Côte Ouest, A Season of French Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, États-Unis I 1998 • Abbayes, Abbayes du Thoronet et de Silvacane • Instants paysagers, CAUE 92, Sceaux • Alexandrie, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris I 1997 • Dispositifs, Favret Manez Maugeais Nourisson, Ateliers Nadar, Marseille • Autoroutes, Promenade de la ligne, Villa du Parc, Annemasse I 1996• Rotterdam 95, Interface/MMM, Marseille • Dispositifs, Photographes d’architectures, Syndicat des architectes 13, Marseille I 1994 • Autoroutes, Paysages – Les nouveaux territoires, Lorient • Alexandrie, Centre culturel français, Alexandrie, Égypte.

2014 • Les arpenteurs, Editions Loco, Paris, texte de Michel Poivert

2012 • Anonymes, Fireboox, Voix Editions

2007 • Chambre avec vues, Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice

2002 • Conscience du paysage, Musée de l’histoire vivante, Montreuil, texte de Jacques Leenhardt

2000 • Rotterdam, Éditions anonymes, Marseille

1994 • Alexandrie, Éditions Hazan, Paris

2017 • Paysages français (French Landscapes) Une aventure photographique, (A Photographic Adventure) 1984-2017

par Raphaëlle Bertho et Heloïse Conesa, Editions de la BnF, Paris

2016 • Les espaces du travail (the workspaces)

Editions La Nouvelle Revue du Travail, NRT n°9, Paris

2014 • France(s) territoire liquide – (France(s), liquid territory)

Editions du Seuil, Collection Fiction & Cie, Paris, texte de Jean-Christophe Bailly

2012 • Qu’avez-vous fait de la photographie? (What have you done of photography?)

Editions Actes Sud – ENSP / Beaux Arts, Arles

2011 • Nord(s), Catalogue des Transphotographiques, Lille

2002 • Collection, Maison Européenne de la Photographie,

Fondation NSM Vie/ABN Amro, Éditions Paris Audiovisuel, MEP, Paris

2000 • Sept photographes pour l’observatoire du paysage (Seven photographers for the landscape observatory).

Éditions Tarabuste et Centre d’art du paysage, Saint Benoît du Sault

• Séquences paysages (Landscapes sequences).

Revue de l’Observatoire photographique du paysage, Art Editions, Bruxelles, 2000

1998 • Alexandrie revisitée, Éditions Revue Noire

2018 • Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (Regional Funds For Contemporary Art) / Acquisitions for the collection of FRAC PACA

2015 • Résidence Klaustrid Air Program à Skriduklaustur, Islande

2007 • Public commission of the Nice Hospital: photographic mission related to the cultural project of Pasteur 2

1998 • Commission of the “Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites sur les abbayes du Thoronet et de Silvacane”

1996-2002 • Photographic observatory of Landscape of montreuil City – Observatoire photographique du paysage sur la ville de Montreuil, Ministry of the Environment (France).

1992 • Award: Léonard de Vinci of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Alexandria, Egypt / Résidency.


Artothèque d’Angers

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Musée de la photographie Charles Nègre, Nice

Institut du Monde Arabe CHU de Nice

Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques

Rectorat de l’Université de Nice

Ministère de l’environnement Ville de Montreuil

Archives Nationales

Private collections

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texts and on line publishing
About the work of Anne Favret and Patrick Manez.

Texts and critics you can read on our website.

Metroplex, urban landscape by Anne Favret and Patrick Manez
About Metroplex
– interview with Jean Christophe Nourisson

On the occasion of their exhibition “Metroplex #1” at Atelier Soardi in 2008, this interview with Jean-Christophe Nourisson evoked the main questions that his own work has in common with the research of Anne Favret and Patrick Manez: our urban condition.

The interview was published in “Exporevue” at the time of the exhibition.

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Anne Favret et Patrick Manez, de la série "Plan B". Boulogne #2
– by Sophie Braganti

How to make liveable what so often resembles disorder, neglect and veneer of absurd plans and policies tending to minimize, to reduce the place of the human. Our eyes sort, agency, reorganizes. It invents or reinvents.

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Metroplex - Anne Favret and Patrick Manez
Urban Prose – by Michel Poivert

The “big city” has been the heroine of modernity for more than a century, the man who travels through it as an anonymous adventurer. But adventure is no longer, by definition, a struggle against the dangers of virgin spaces. Adventure is an exploration of the theatre that man has built around himself. Watching is learned, it must be repeated (…)

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Main wok series.

_Anne Favret and Patrick Manez invite sometimes other artists to intervene on their photographiy work.

Hyperboréal - Anne Favret and Patrick Manez

Hyperboréal – Anne Favret and Patrick Manez

The Hyperboréal photo series was created by Anne Favret and Patrick Manez during a residency in Iceland in 2015. They found the opportunity to continue their meticulous and documented research on the contemporary landscape, which is based on a study of the topographical but also historical, economic or social characteristics of the place.

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Arpenteurs - by Anne Favret and Patrick Manez

Arpenteurs – by Anne Favret and Patrick Manez

“Is there a world where your past reappears as if it were reality? This world is known to fans of fantasy literature and moviegoers, including admirers of Andrei Tarkovsky or Steven Soderbergh. (…) Anne Favret and Patrick Manez are a bit like the hero of Solaris. They took a closer look at a strange city, the Calern Plateau astrometric observatory located between earth and sky, not so different from a space station.” Michel Poivert

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Arnaud Vasseux - Sol à Issensac, 2013. Copyright of the artist, courtesy Sintitulo gallery.

Comment on marche

03/10 – 31/11/2019
galerie sintitulo, mougins

Subject of scientific and technical investigation, walking is seen here as the motive artists choose to state the content of their art. This exhibition pursues an inventory of the forms that the walk in art has taken, in the wake of the works with which the notion of landscape was initiated: solitary journey, stroll, imaginary journey, reconnaissance or documentation, crossings of territory, scientific or proxy travel…

Exhibition as part of: “des marches, démarches”, a cultural event on the scale of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region coordinated by the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

With: Sebastien Arrighi, Elia Cantori, David Casini, Favret & Manez*, Jean Philippe Roubaud*, Jérémie Setton*, Arnaud Vasseux* (*Artists whose works are part of the Frac PACA collection).

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(a selection of monographs or photography books where the work of Anne Favret and Patrick Manez are presented.

Exhibition in pairs: "Des nouvelles de nos contrées lointaines" (News from our faraway lands), with Jordan Pallagès, Villa Cameline, Nice, 2017


Their work is also referenced on these websites:

CNAP// Documents d’artistes// Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain PACA//

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