Edition 2017

Kate Barry

The habit of being

Kate Barry, who died prematurely in December 2013 at the age of 46, left behind an outstanding yet little-known body of photographic work. Portraits of stars and fashion photographs were the core of her career and contributed to her recognition. She quietly went about her personal, delicate and fragile work, mainly landscapes, contemplating them in silence and solitude, far from the bustling crowd. Prints made under her supervision, cut-up contact sheets and minimalist colors have been saved. Texts, words, letters and clips of films made on a 2007 journey to Savannah with Jean Rolin in the footsteps of Flannery O’Connor, one of her favorite writers, trace the development of her career, which came to an end much too soon.

Exhibition curators: Diane Dufour and Fannie Escoulen.
Exposition produced by LE BAL, in partnership with the Gallois Montbrun & Fabiani agency, and the Rencontres d’Arles.
Publication: Kate Barry, Éditions Xavier Barral, 2017.
Prints by Picto, Paris.
Framing by Circad, Paris.
With support from the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.

Regular bus lines for Montmajour

From Arles (SNCF train station) to the Abbaye de Montmajour:
10:25AM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
10:35AM Wednesday/Saturday (line 29)
10:53AM Wednesday/Saturday (line 29)
12:20PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
2:15PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
4:25PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)

From Arles (Boulevard Georges Clémenceau) to the Abbaye de Montmajour:
10:45AM Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (line 29)
12:20PM Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday (line 29)
2:30PM from Monday to Saturday (line 29)

Direction of Line 29 is Salon de Provence, direction of line 57 is St Rémy de Provence and Avignon.
Line 29 schedule is valid until August 27.
Line 57 schedule is valid until September 3rd and every week-end in September.

From the Abbaye de Montmajour to Arles:
11:35AM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
11:58AM from Monday to Saturday (except on public holidays) (line 29)
1:35PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
1:43PM from Monday to Sunday (except on public holidays) (line 29)
3:30PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)
5:23PM from Monday to Saturday (line 29)
5:35PM from Monday to Sunday (line 57)

  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture