Nicolas Havette is the director of the Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation, which organizes a dozen exhibitions every year. In May 2002, I went to Arles for the first time to pass the entrance examination at the National School of Photography. My dream is to stay to discover the “Encounters” that will soon open. A student of Fine Arts and not having the financial means, armed with my CV I feverishly climb the steps to the office of the festival – which is still near the arenas, where today the workshops take place throughout the summer. I have not yet reached...
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