Edition 2015

Images / Landscapes / Shores

Collection from the Conservatoire du Littoral

The Conservatoire du Littoral, a French public organisation dedicated to the protection of natural areas on coasts and lakeshores, celebrated its 40th anniversary on 10 July 2015, during the Rencontres d’Arles. This was a lucky coincidence: the Conservatoire has had a fruitful relationship with photography for 30 years. The latest acquisitions of the Conservatoire du Littoral also include large prints by Massimo Vitali. For the first time, the beaches are empty! Edith Roux gives us her polyptychs of the corniche des Maures, from land to sea, photographed in 2014, and Olivier Mériel presents an unprecedented series of twilight images of the D-day beaches in Normandy. In addition to these four artists, a selection from the thousand or so original prints by 30 french and foreign photographers that the conservatoire has gradually added to its collection is projected to show its richness and diversity.
Line Lavesque

Exhibition curator: Line Lavesque.
Exhibition venue: Hôtel de Grille.

  • 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