In 1965, the first public photography collection at a French fine arts museum was created. It was in Arles, at the Musée Réattu. Jean-Maurice Rouquette, a curator, and the photographer Lucien Clergue dared to put together an avant-garde project which would result in the Rencontres d’Arles, the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, and the recognition of photography in France.
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