After last year’s Argentine theme, this year the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles will feature Mexico as well as an ambitious exploration of the image and the internet. This focus on a country whose rich photographic history began after the revolution in 1910 with such names as Manuel Alvarez Bravo (see Internazionale n° 779) in addition to such foreigners as Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Paul Strand, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Hugo Brehme, was almost canceled. It was part of the annual cultural fair “The Year of Mexico in France” that was canceled following President Sarkozy’s irresponsible and vexing comments taking up the cause of Florence Cassez, condemned for 60 years imprisonment for kidnapping. But the combined efforts of the Mexican Televisa Foundation and the French Foreign Ministry of Cultural Aff
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