Edition 2008


Letter to Claire

Closed on 14 September 2008
"As a keen fan of his nimble, rigorous portraits, I wanted to see how far we could go with these Rencontres. He is back with this heart-on-sleeve letter, devoid of comments. Except his own." Christian Lacroix

Letter to Claire
My dearest Claire, In this letter you will find all my grief, poured out each day into a picture.I photograph myself… I am saving what no longer exists. I wanted you for eternity. Patrick
For more than two months Patrick Swirc wrote a letter in the form of a diary by taking a photo every day for Claire, the loved one who had left him. He made no secret of his hope that she would come back. This letter was intended for her, and she received it.

www.swirc.com He is represented by Corbis Outline Agency. Executive Producer: Le Tambour qui parle.

Exhibition projected at the Atelier des Forges, Parc des Ateliers.

  • 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