Bill Armstrong sent us his latest project. Quarantine : Portraits of Artists and Writers is a month's worth of portraits of artists and writers made in his signature style with quotes about their experience in quarantine, isolation or with the plague. Thoroughly researched, this is a series for our times. Here are 20 of the 31 portraits of the series. Portrait of John Keats Quarantined from Typhus on a boat…
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Abbas Kowsari : Covid-19
Blaise Arnold : Containment or how I escaped … the end.
Bank Langmore (1935 – 2020) by John Langmore
Blachère Foundation : The Bamako Ball
In 1974, Leo Castelli Gallery founded the Castelli / Sonnabend Videotapes and Films (CSVAF) as a sub-division of the gallery. The idea was to facilitate the sale and distribution of moving-image art (film and video production). A partnership was concluded with Ileana Sonnabend. The overall structure was directed by Nina Sundell and Joyce Nereaux. CSVAF became the first organization devoted to selling moving-image art in the United States. The organization produced…
The “Cannes Festival 2020” has been canceled and innovates towards virtuality. So let's have a few minutes of glitter, frivolity, dream, and imaginations with one of the great photographers of the cinema world: Emanuele Scorcelletti. I also want to share with you, for once, what his photographic subjects think of him and the confidence they place in him. “To understand Emanuele Scorcelletti's work, we must first remember a few simple,…
Of Soul and Joy: three photographers document their lockdown
Of Soul and Joy
from May 18th, 2020 to July 18th, 2020
Hangar : The World Within – Call For Entries
Hangar - Photo Art Center
from April 20th, 2020 to May 30th, 2020
Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020
Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020
from April 14th, 2020 to September 20th, 2020
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The second issue of « Arles » just launched, the bi-annual magazine is available in English or in French. Here is the editorial by Maja Hoffmann. Peter Lindbergh, Martin Parr, Jack Pierson, Camille Vivier: an exceptional set of perspectives and an unprecedented diversity of talents have been brought together in this second issue of « Arles ». This issue also pays tribute to the vitality and verve of half a century of photographic art in the city through the photography festival founded by Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier and Jean-Maurice Rouquette in 1969. Photographers capture instances of reality and offer glimpses of other worlds. They zoom in on the unknown, illuminate beauty and point […]
For the second consecutive year, the photographers of Agence MYOP will occupy an abandoned school in the heart of the old city, for the duration of the professional week of the Rencontres d’Arles. Throughout the professional week, the photographers of the Paris-based agency will present new exhibitions, organise meetings, conferences, a café and bar, concerts and parties, transforming this vast derelict building into a vibrant center for photography, sharing and creativity. This is not the first time that the photographers of Agence MYOP have occupied abandoned buildings for pop-up photography shows in Arles or elsewhere. Last year, they created one of the […]
Based in Paris, HANDSOME is an agency of artistic management and production dedicated to the image. The represented international artists are mostly from the contemporary photography scene. A house of artists committed to supporting and promoting its talents at all stages of creation, HANDSOME offers brands a service of fresh, inclusive and artsy vision in its approach to producing luxury content through the unique signature of each talent. For two weeks during the Rencontres d’Arles, you will find his eleven artists and their works at The Gallery A Space for Photography. From the urban universe of Alex Black, to Brooke […]
Genetically Modified Photographs “I appreciate the originality of an antique.” Tristan Tzara,1918 Using decoupage, I want to create – in the manner of Frankenstein – an artificial being made not from dead bodies but from a collation of photographs of people that died long ago. These photographs have been abandoned by their owners or the owners’ descendants and the identity of the subjects is unknown. And so my hand-crafted and surreal monsters come to life. There is something sacrilegious in this approach. By meddling as I do with the memory of unknown people, by sacrificing these original photographs whose negatives I […]
Polaroid presents the exhibition of Robby Müller: Like the sunlight crossing the clouds. This is the first major exhibition dedicated to Polaroid instant photography by Robby Müller, the famous Dutch director of photography, since his death in July 2018 (born in 1940 in Curaçao – died in 2018 in Amsterdam). The works of the artist will be exhibited from 1st to 28th July 2019 in Arles (12 Place de la Republique) on the occasion of the 50th edition of the famous photography festival: Les Rencontres D’Arles. During this exhibition, more than 100 personal and unpublished Polaroid photos from the early […]
The project called Figures du Village focuses on the personalities that shaped the landscape of a village: Mouriès. Thus, Morgan Mirocolo’s mobile studio moved to photograph alumni and tried to capture the moments of sincerity in front of his camera. Presented in this exhibition are 40 unique, expressive, marked faces. 40 faces that speak of their human history and that of a village that still binds with its heritage, its trades, its habits. To be Mourièsen, what does that mean? This is one of the questions the photographer has asked himself and still asks himself while contemplating and spending time […]
The love at first sight of Willy Ronis for Gordes, this emblematic village of Provence is a happy coincidence. Raymond Grosset, director of the Rapho agency that Ronis integrated after the war, asked him one day to enjoy his holidays in the south to make a report on the painter André Lhote and his summer school in Mirmande, in the Drôme. The session goes so well that in the end André Lhote offers him to continue this work in his other summer school located in Gordes. This is what Willy Ronis will do and it is in this last workshop […]
Installed in Brazil for more than ten years, Ludovic Carème took back the route of those he photographed. He has begun to paint a portrait of the small favela of Agua Branca, in the heart of Sao Paulo, to finish his journey in the Amazon, from where those who dreamed of finding happiness in the megalopolis had to be disillusioned in other favelas. From the end of 2008 to the beginning of 2011, he went regularly to Agua Branca, accompanied and introduced by the wonderful Brito guide in these wooden booths, built over the sewers, he photographed, in black and […]
In 2009, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rencontres d'Arles, François Hébel asked Catherine Philippot, Françoise Riss, Christian Caujolle and myself to gather the most memorable and surprising pictures of the Festival. Here are a few of the pictures we selected back then.
The train was arriving at the station when the text came in. We had been waiting for this text for the past 5 days: the exclusive interview for La Lettre of Maja Hoffmann by Christian Caujolle. Of course we missed our train. It was the least we could do. Maja Hoffman is a grand lady of photography. Her project to transform the SNCF factories of Arles into one of the largest European centre for contemporary art is extraordinary. Let's hope that the bureaucrats, the local mobs, the sects of all denominations, the oversized egos and the many small annoyances won't cripple this project. Unfortunately, the train of the English translator had left already when the text arrived, so you will only be able to read in French the integral interview by Christian Caujolle.