Edition 2018


Cosmos-Arles Books, a Rencontres d’Arles satellite event focusing on contemporary practices in photography publication. Created in 2009 and headed up by Olivier Cablat and Sebastian Hau, Cosmos has been a laboratory for expressing contemporary practices in photography, publishing and the visual arts. Dedicated to celebrating photography books and experimental practices around photography, every year the event attracts over 80 international publishers offering a selection of new publications, rare books, and limited editions. A breeding ground for sharing and friendly interaction, Cosmos-Arles-Books welcomes many French and international publishers again this year and offers experimental exhibition and publication projects, conferences, pop-ups, book signings, talks with artists and a host of events featuring photography books.

Artistic direction: Olivier Cablat and Sebastian Arthur Hau.

Main partners: The Swiss Confederation, fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.

With support from the city of Arles, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Le Point and IDEAT Magazine, atelier SHL and the Centre de la Résistance et de la Déportation du pays 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