École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie

The École nationale supérieure de la photographie was founded in Arles in 1982, nine years after the creation of the international photography festival, now known as Les Rencontres d´Arles, by Lucien Clergue, Maryse Cordesse and Alain Desvergnes who came together to create a place of study and training at university level, around the practice of photography and its technical, aesthetic, cultural and social implications.

For nearly 40 years, from 1982 to 2019, the school occupied one of the finest private hotels in Arles, l’Hôtel Quiqueran de Beaujeu, at 16 rue des Arènes, where the former chapel served as a gallery, the Galerie Arena, for the students.

In 2019, a new school building designed by architect Marc Barani as a transparent space open to the public, was inaugurated. The students and staff of the school moved into the building at the start of 2020.
30, Avenue Victor Hugo
13200 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