PARIS. Jordi Ruiz Cirera “Los Menonos” april 20 – june 30 2019. Circulation(s), Festival of young european photography. Le Centquatre.

Every year, the Circulation(s) festival provides us with an overview of the vitality of a new generation of European photographers. On the programme, more than fifty series of photos and as many real or invented stories, but also events for young and old.

Jordi Ruiz Cirera presents “Los Menonos.” The Mennonite community in eastern Bolivia are Anabaptist Christians who arrived in the 1950s from Canada, Mexico and Belize. They lead the same life as their ancestors, without a car, phone or electricity.

Far from it all, they have developed a strong sense of belonging to their community. However, the influence of the modern world, its threats and temptations, is never far away and there is very little land. It could be the end of the community.

This series of portraits explores the relationships and roles of everyone in this community.

Circulation(s) 2019 photographers: Ed Alcock, Hélène Bellenger, Philippe Braquenier, François Burgun, Anna Cherednikova, Umberto Coa, Marilisa Cosello, Ulla Deventer, Emile Ducke, Mathieu Farcy, Maksim Finogeev, Camille Gharbi, Morvarid K, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Luka Khavelashvili, Marine Lanier, Caterina Lorenzetti, Rubén Martín de Lucas, Margaret Mitchell, Anastasia Mityukova, Sina Niemeyer, Dina Oganova, Prune Phi, Birgit Püve, Chloé Rosser, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Łukasz Rusznica, Kateryna Snizhko, Yorgos Yatromanolakis

Le Centquatre, 5 Rue Curial. 75019 Paris

Image: Jordi Ruiz Cirera