ARLES 2013

It may seem paradoxical that, in the spirit of discovery, the Rencontres d’Arles proposes a radically black and white vista in 2013. Until the 1980s, colour was treated with disdain, while black and white were inherently the tones of art photography. The slow decline of black and white began at the beginning of the 1990s, when colour became established with its share of technical advances (silver film and prints) and the art market demonstrated a sudden interest in photography, numbering prints and turning young photographers into stars. Black and white had almost totally disappeared after 2000 and colour established its supremacy in all photographic practices with the rapid development of digital technology.
  • 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