The Rencontres d'Arles photography festival opens today with a stunning programme of events. This is the second year that Sam Stourdzé has been in charge of the festival and he applies two principles: first, there is no central theme but instead a series of exhibitions that complement or indeed interact with one another, and secondly, the festival’s absolute priority is to support photographic creation by showing off the full array of its artistic expression. In other words, we won’t be subjected to the standard 50 cardboard prints.
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