I was something of a latecomer to the Rencontres d’Arles. Yet even in the two decades through which I have been a frequent visitor and occasional active participant in this annual gathering, I have accumulated many precious memories and witnessed a significant evolution as times and directions changed. Photographs have, to be frank, often felt like the pretext rather than the purpose of Arles. The key word is Rencontres and my most memorable moments relate to people and to events – the unpredictable, rewarding, fleeting aspects of Arles in that special summer week that brings together photo-aficionados from all over...
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