ARLES 2015


What is a festival? Neither a museum nor a trade show; the festival must escape this neither-nor trap and constantly reaffirm its freedom.The institutional recognition of photography as an art - to which the Rencontres d'Arles has greatly contributed - casts museums as the guardians of the temple. Trade shows, meanwhile, provide an overview of the state of the market - which is too often taken as the state of the art.

Rereading 2015

Rereading the great masters by focusing on little-known aspects of their work or showing their entire careers at one time.

Resonances 2015

Architecture around the post-modern figures of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, music, or cinema: photography is everywhere, even where you least expect it!

I am writing to you from a far-off country 2015

Spotlight on a part of the world, like a photographic correspondence.

The plateforms of the visible 2015

Observatory of documentary photography, a changing practice.

Odd Collectors 2015

Free and passionate, some collectors set their sights on unusual items, raising the question of the vernacular.

Emergences 2015

The festival is a trailbazer; it seeks out tomorrow’s talents.

Arles Books 2015

In 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles are launching a new satellite event. Arles Books will take place in over 1,000m2 dedicated to the book, in every shape and form.

Associated Programme 2015

Places and institutions in Arles that promote photography and participate in the festival’s programme.
  • 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