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Galerie Huit Arles

8 rue de la Calade
13200 Arles

« Unleash Your Herd's Potential » exhibition by Daniel Szalai

Opening Wednesday 5 July at 19:00

Like last year, we're on the first floor of the Galerie Huit Arles to present a photographer from the last edition of the festival. This year we are proud to present photographer Daniel Szalai with his work 'Unleash Your Herd's Potential'.


I started this project when I heard about the development of a facial recognition programme for cows. Against the backdrop of the extreme rationalisation of farming methods, the work shows how cattle are becoming animals 'deconstructed' by algorithms. With computer vision, artificial intelligence and robotics, today's automated dairy farm functions as a new form of panopticon in which animals are subjected to continuous digital surveillance.


About the artist

Daniel SZALAÏ, Hungary

Daniel Szalaï studied in Cologne (International School of Design), Vienna (University of Applied Arts) and Budapest (Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design), where he obtained a master's degree in photography and a doctorate in multimedia arts.


His work and publications have won awards and been nominated for prizes at numerous festivals, including:


Rencontres d'Arles (2022), PhotoEspana (2022), Encontros da Imagem de Braga (Portugal, 2020), Gibellina PhotoRoad (Italy, 2019), LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2019, Carte blanche Paris Photo (2018), Budapest Portfolio Review 2018 (Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center), BredaPhoto 2018 International Talent Program (Netherlands).

Les Boutographies
06 15 49 04 53 4 to july 10, 2022

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