Les Rencontres d'Arles 2014
Milou Abel » Benoit Aquin » Nobuyoshi Araki » Richard Avedon » Ilit Azoulay » David Bailey » Bernd & Hilla Becher » Semâ Bekirovic » Karl Blossfeldt » Melanie Bonajo » Kudzanai Chiurai » Lucien Clergue » Antoine d'Agata » Luc Delahaye » Raymond Depardon » Anouck Durand » Hans Eijkelboom » Mitch Epstein » Joan Fontcuberta » Katharina Gaenssler » Léon Gimpel » Youngsoo Han » François Huguier » Ciril Jazbec » Nadav Kander » Erik Kessels » Chema Madoz » Mazaccio & Drowilal » Miguel Mitlag » Vik Muniz » J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere » Vincent Pérez » Martin Parr » Victor Robledo » Denis Rouvre » August Sander » Will Steacy » Patrick Swirc » Pieter ten Hoopen » Hans van der Meer » Maurice van Es » WassinkLundgren » Ai Weiwei » Patrick Willocq » Kechun Zhang » & others
Exhibition: 7 Jul – 21 Sep 2014
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie
10 rond-point des Arénes
7 JULY - 21 SEPTEMBER
EVERY DAY 10AM - 7:30PM
50 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
Arles is a stage on the scale of a city. An invitation to the Rencontres throws an intense spotlight on an oeuvre.
The artists gratify us by preparing their presence with an extraordinary energy. The Rencontres' current formula is unique in the world.
After directing 15 editions, I am leaving the Rencontres d'Arles. For this, my final edition, I wanted a marvellous parade with photographers and collections never seen before at the Rencontres, along with the artists whose presence has marked the new format created in 2002.
François Hébel, director of the Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.
David Bailey: The first retrospective of the British artist who for 50 years has been photographing major stars, along with anonymous people. He was the inspiration for Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blow-Up.
Vik Muniz: The latest work by the great Brazilian artist who uses family photos and postcards to recompose giant images.
Patrick Swirc: A retrospective of one of the greatest French portrait photographers, who met many icons of politics and the arts.
Denis Rouvre: "What does it mean to be French today?" A year spent encountering French people from all walks of life.
Vincent Pérez: The first retrospective of the French actor and film director whose first love is photography.
Chema Madoz: Surrealism in his contemporary, black and white compositions.
Mazaccio & Drowilal: Amazing freshness of tone from the two winners of the 2013 BMW arts residency at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce.
The Walther Collection: From Karl Blossfeldt to Richard Avedon, a selection of serial photographs from this famous collection, which brings together magnificent classics alongside contemporary African and Chinese artists.
Pop Photographica: The first exhibition in Europe of this collection of improbable objects used as props for photographs.
Treasures from the Institut de France: The emotion of the first archaeological adventures in Egypt combined with early photography's genuine jubilation.
Anouck Durand: Probes propaganda photography through a photo-novel set against the backdrop of Communist Albania and China.
Greetings from the Colonies: A critical re-reading of postcards of women, a medium of colonial and sexist representation.
Discovery Award: This award is given to a photographer or an artist using photography whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be so. Award nominators
Quentin Bajac, chief curator at the MoMA in New York, Alexis Fabry, a curator specialising in Latin American photography and the founder of Toluca Editions in Paris,
Bohnchang Koo, exhibition curator and photography professor at Kyungil University in Seoul, Wim Mélis, curator of the Noorderlicht Photography Foundation, and
Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director of the African Artist's Foundation (AAF) in Lagos, propose 10 exhibitions: Ilit Azoulay, Kudzanai Chiurai, Katharina Gaenssler, Youngsoo Han, Pieter Ten Hoopen, Miguel Mitlag, Victor Robledo, Will Steacy, Patrick Willocq, Kechun Zhang.
The Discovery Award is supported by the LUMA Foundation.
The 2014 Author and Historical Book Awards: more than 600 books available for free consultation.
Ciril Jazbec: Reportage in Greenland focusing on the few remaining traditional hunters.
Lucien Clergue: His famous nudes, Picasso, Cocteau, the Corrida .. But also an encounter with the bold and generous life of the founder of the Rencontres d'Arles.
Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren, The Chinese Photobook: The first presentation of this exceptional collection of books from the past 100 years.
Raymond Depardon: During a tour throughout France, the great photographer captured war memorials, aide-mémoires of the disaster of World War I, in his lens.
Léon Gimpel: Paris, 1915, Gimpel photographed a children's "army" he encountered in a street in Paris as they staged the Great War.
War Memorials: This project invites citizens from throughout France's 36,000 communes to document, following a photographic style guide established by the project's patron Raymond Depardon, the nation's war memorials. In collaboration with the Mission du Centenaire de la Premiere Guerre Mondiale, and support from the Fondation d'Entreprise Carac and the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS), UMR CNRS 8529, Universite de Lille 3.
Christian Lacroix: The mythical figure of the Arlesienne revisited, by the great fashion designer, through photographs, with support from L'Occitane en Provence.
Trepat Collection: Previously unknown to specialists and the public alike, the incredible photographic archive of the Trepat Collection of Modern Photography documenting the activities of the Spanish industrial powerhouse. An exclusive presentation devised by Joan Fontcuberta.
Erik Kessels, Small Universe, The Dutch Need to Document: In this country, artists have obsessively documented the slightest details of their private worlds. The famous artistic director has invited 9 highly amazing, indeed epic, examples: Milou Abel, Sema Bekirovic, Melanie Bonajo, Hans De Vries, Hans Eijkelboom, Erik Fens, Jos Houweling, Hans Van Der Meer and Maurice Van Es.
W. M. Hunt Collection: Bands, clubs, fraternities, crowds .. impressive photographs of American groups from before 1950.
Claude Hudelot Collection: A unique collection of group panoramas representing people from the People's Republic of China.
Benoit Aquin, Luc Delahaye, Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kander: New works from the winners of the prestigious Prix Pictet, one of the world's leading prizesfor sustainability and photography.
Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie: 2014 graduate students, A Particular Attention. Centre National des Arts Plastiques, There Is No Perfect World. In Search of Art#3.
SFR Young Talents presents the 2014 winners: Camille Szklorz, Delphine Schacher, Maud Bernos and Serena de Sanctis.
Olympus pursues a photographic conversation between 3 ENSP students and Francoise Huguier, Antoine d'Agata and Denis Rouvre.