Edition 2024


1 July - 29 September 2024

10.00 AM - 06.15 PM

Last entry at 5pm.


Adam Baillon (1999), Francesco Canova (1992), Antonio Del Vecchio (1997), Susanna De Vido (1993), Davide Fecarotti (1997), Rifat Gobelez (1995), Alionor La Besse-Kotoff (2001), Lila Niel (2000) and Valentin Russo (1996).

At the invitation of the Rencontres d'Arles, the École nationale supérieure de la photographie is presenting a selection of student projects undertaken as part of Arles Observatoire. Conducted since 2017 by two teacher-photographers, Tadashi Ono and Gilles Saussier, this workshop offers 1st-year Masters’ students the opportunity to encounter the diversity of the Arles region. Photography is approached as a practice bound to the criteria of attention, experience, investigation and recording. Teaching a practice is never exclusively concerned with valuing its object or objectivity (images); it's also about exploring both who we become through this learning and what a practice, through its dynamics, opens up in us and in the world, its relational value.

Each student combines a collection of signs, forms and information from her or his encounters and questions, into an editorial publication. The volumes published by the ENSP over the past seven years constitute an extensive visual memory of the Arles region, well beyond the historical and tourist epicenter of France's largest commune.

Curators: Tadashi Ono and Gilles Saussier.

Exhibition coproduced by the École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles and the Rencontres d’Arles.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture