Arles fiftieth birthday is our anniversary too, we the privileged kids who were 20 years old at the time and discovered photography. The 50 years of Arles: It is also the anniversary of contemporary photography that was born then. It is the birth of the photography market with the first sales of Sotheby’s. These times were marked by the births of contemporary news agencies. And the irruption of fine art photography. A few years earlier we shouted: we are all German Jews. We are and it was even more sublime we all became Arlesiens. It is true that Arles sticks...
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