The Big Kiss in Arles

Gather for a collective kiss February 17 at 7 pm in Place de la République in front of city hall.

Groupe F’s flame, lights, videos, characters of light and fireworks, and Arles photographer Philippe Praliaud’s pop-up studio, transform Place de la République as family and friends kiss to launch MP2018. Join them!

Be part of the big group shot that will immortalize this love-fest in Arles.

The Big Kiss invites mothers and daughters, men and women, women and women, longstanding friends, fleeting lovers, children, grandparents, couples and citizens of the world to meet on the same day at the same time in the same place for a gesture of love.

World famous for its fireworks displays, Groupe F will play the role of director of photography for these singular shots illuminated by light and fire.
Their fireworks, starting simultaneously in each of the cities participating in MP2018, will kick off The Big Kiss.

Specific versions of The Big Kiss will take place in Arles, Salon de Provence, Istres, Martigues and Aubagne.
Posted on 23.01.2018
  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

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