Dirk Bakker first turned up at the Rencontres d’Arles with his cardboard boxes of rare, out of print and/or art photography books over twenty years ago. At the start, in the Nineties, he was part of a bookshop/gallery near Bastille in Paris and it was bookshop owner Philippe Chauveau and the Point de Vue Gallery who first got him to come to Arles. In 1996, the Rencontres invited him to organise a book market and last year he established himself in a converted supermarket that he set up with the Point de Vue Gallery, the Atelier Reflexe, and publisher, bookshop and photographer friends.
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