In July 2013, the Nicéphore Niépce House Museum — founded and exclusively financed by the Speos International Photography School since 1999 — was nominated “Maisons des illustres” by the French Ministry of Culture in the presence of high-ranked French government representatives. Thus, the place where the world’s first photo was taken has finally received national recognition as a museum.
Speos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce will be present at the Voies Off Festival for the 15th consecutive year. Since 1996, the Voies Off Festival has been supporting a vast range of contemporary creative practices by offering their authors a scene of international renown during the Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles. In parallel to the official program, the Voies Off Festival displays the work of young emerging photographers for free.