The 48th edition of this most important of photography festivals takes place in Arles, France, from July 3 to September 24, 2017. The full range of photographic genres will be presented in around 40 exhibitions taking place throughout the event. Divided into a number of ‘sections’, they cover the artistic, documentary and political perspectives of contemporary photography, including:
- The topic Latina!, with the exhibition Urban Impulses. Latin American Photography, 1960–2016 and La Vuelta – 28 Colombian Photographers and Artists, focussing on Latin American (in particular Colombian) photography;
- The topic The Experience of Territory, with, among others, the early works of Joel Meyerowitz, who was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame in 2016, and the exhibition Life in Cities by Michael Wolf;
- The topic Mise en Scene, presenting, among others, The House of the Ballenesque, an exhibition by Leica photographer Roger Ballen.
In addition to Colombian photography, Iranian photography will also be given special importance at this year’s festival. Numerous artist talks and presentations on the topic I am writing to you from a Far-Off Country, will be presented within the framework of the group exhibition Iran: Year 38. 66 Iranian Photographers.
Among further highlights for the opening week (July 3 to 9), there will be the New Discovery Award, the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award worth 25,000 euros, and the Arles Books area that is found at Cosmos Arles.
Further information available at: Rencontres d’Arles