The eye of the “photographer who loves human beings”, as the artist described himself, landed on Luberon. A key player in the history of photography in France, Ronis is one of the most important figures of “humanist” photography. He started out as a photographer of cities and labor conditions before he discovered Luberon in 1947, moving there, at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in 1972. During this time, he captured Provence’s landscape, cities (Cavaillon, Carpentras…), villages (Murs, Bonnieux…), bright light, refreshing shade, and with seeming simplicity, the everyday lives of the people. He produced some of his most famous shots here, such as Nu Provençal (Provencal nude), and Vincent, Aéromodéliste (Vincent, model aircraft flyer) taken in Gordes at his family home. This exhibition is an invitation to discover, or rediscover, a scenic and human panorama of the Provencal back country that Ronis so loved, in 60 photographs, some previously unseen, but ever familiar. This selection from the Willy Ronis fund was made available by the Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (MAP).
Exhibition curators: Gérard Uféras and Jean-Claude Gautrand.
10am – 12pm / 3pm – 7pm, closed on Tuesdays
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2019 pass.