Edition 2021




With the emergence of new technologies such as photogrammetry and LiDAR, a photographic image becomes a volume, a space, an experience. The Incarnation exhibition shows these new image-worlds, by presenting the work of a generation of artists who, with photographic tools, design virtual ecologies, avatars-portraits, hybrid bodies, embodied stories. A journey of experiences in the form of immersive, playful and accessible installations to which the entire public of the Rencontres d’Arles is invited. The festival also organizes workshops for kids as well as the fourth edition of the Virtual Reality Writing Residency welcoming artists and experts in Arles from August 21 to 28.

Dimitri Daniloff, Pierre Zandrowicz, Chrystal Cherniwchan & Dimitri Daniloff, Lauren Moffatt, Martina Menegon, Gourau et Phong (Benjamin Roulet and François Bellabas) with Lionel Vivier, Ittah Yoda, Simon Lehner.

Exhibition curators: Benoît Baume, Fabien Siouffi and Victoire Thevenin.
Exhibition produced by Fisheye and co-founded with the Rencontres d'Arles.

With support from Tik Tok, the Institut Français, the Region SUD - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, GRETA-CAF Provence, and Le Point.

Les Ailleurs is an evolution of the VR Arles Festival co-founded within 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