Edition 2022




The son and grandson of shepherds, photographer Lionel Roux captures in images the quiet power kept alive by current forms of pastoral life, a vital force forged in the contact between men and animals sharing the same condition. Through the link that connects us to our distant origins, when humanity measured time only by the passage of seasons and the nearness of nature and animals, he documents his native land, the place called “Provence” or “pays d’Arles”. It is full of colors and contrasts—white, green, ochre, empty, swampy, flat, steep—where the Alpilles, Crau, Camargue, the coast, urban areas and industrial zones touch and rub up against each other. 
  • 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