Held each year in the Southern French city of Arles, the annual photography festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles has gained a notable reputation as one of the leading platforms for emerging and established image-makers since its foundation in 1970. The name itself — ‘rencontres’ translates literally as ‘meetings’ in English — suggests the intimacy and inter-communication between artists, curators and visitors as the city plays host to a diverse range of exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops and screenings, from July through to September.
To celebrate the 50th edition of the festival, this year’s programme includes no less than 50 exhibitions to mark the occasion. A plethora of prominent and emerging artists are showcasing their work across explorative exhibition sequences, such as My Body Is a Weapon, On the Edge and Building the Image. Read on for our selection of what not to miss at this year’s event — you won’t be disappointed.
JJ Levine — Family