EXPO: “When water becomes a mirror” by Eric Ribot

Photographer Eric Ribot offers you an astonishing exhibition around the Gardon, a journey between dream and reality where everything depends on the way of seeing and showing...

A new exhibition space at the Pont du Gard

Le Pont du Gard has decided to innovate by transforming its new reception into an exhibition space.
It is designed above all as a friendly and bright space where visitors can take the time to relax and discover the site's offers.
Each quarter, an artist will be invited to present their creations – photographs, paintings, drawings… a diversity of artistic aesthetics and media with the leitmotif of the singular view of one or more artists on the world here or elsewhere. …
To inaugurate this cycle of exhibitions, the Pont du Gard went up the course of the Gardon to the village of Collias where the photographer Eric RIBOT lives. In the exhibition “When water becomes a mirror”, the artist presents elegant creations and an astonishing sense of observation. Through its gaze, the Gardon is transformed in turn into an Aztec landscape, an African mask or becomes an animal...

The exhibitions are freely accessible and open during the hours of the reception area on the left bank.
Presentation dates: June 10 to August 18, 2024.

“When water becomes a mirror” by Eric Ribot (Les Illusions d’âmes)


A discovery on the edge of the Gardon gorges.
A sort of optical illusion. " The pareidolia ".
The water of the banks tirelessly, gently sculpts wonderful imaginary characters, which can only be seen at times when the wind is absent, when the breath stops, the light caresses them and nature basks. .
No rustling of air, then these fantastic characters appear.
I play with axial symmetry without using photomontage or trickery, a real photograph, by rotating the photo a quarter turn.

Eric Ribot - Photographer
Born in Nîmes, self-taught, Eric Ribot discovered photography at a very young age.
It’s a revelation! Passion is born and will never leave him.
He created an Art Workshop in Collias near the Gardon river.
“The photo is often the written result of an encounter, a light or a furtive and ephemeral moment.”
He won the Canon de Saint-Tropez Special Grand Prize in 2023.
It presents numerous exhibitions: Photo Aix Expo 2020 - Nature Photo Festival in Mende 2022 -
6th Photo Meeting of Pont Saint Esprit “Public Prize” - Exhibition in Vedène at the Grand Lavoir -
Bessèges June 2023 - Chamonix Festival 2023.
And soon: from July to October 2024 - 6th International Festival 200 photographs for nature in Huningue - the 23rd Rencontres de la Photo in Chabeuil (Drôme) from September 12 to 15, 2024.
His work has been presented in numerous press and magazine publications.
He is the author of the book “Les illusions d’âmes”.