L. Chifflot 
The Zone 
Gentilly, France 
ca. 1939.

L. Chifflot
The Zone
Gentilly, France
ca. 1939.

Harry Gruyaert 
France, Baie de Somme 
Fort Mahon  
1991  
Courtesy of the artist.

Harry Gruyaert
France, Baie de Somme
Fort Mahon
1991
Courtesy of the artist.

Tom Wood 
Jelly Tot Pink 
1991
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sit Down.

Tom Wood
Jelly Tot Pink
1991
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sit Down.

Evangelia Kranioti 
Eu sou obscura para mim mesma 
From the Obscuro Barroco series.

Evangelia Kranioti
Eu sou obscura para mim mesma
From the Obscuro Barroco series.

Gundula Schulze Eldowy  
Berlin 
1987 
From the Berlin on a dog's night series 
Courtesy of the artist.

Gundula Schulze Eldowy
Berlin
1987
From the Berlin on a dog's night series
Courtesy of the artist.

Claude Martin-Rainaud 
View of the Clock Tower of Saint Trophime from the Upper Hall of the École du Cloître, Cour du Palais de l'Archevêché, Arles 
2018 
Exposure time: 10 min 25 s.

Claude Martin-Rainaud
View of the Clock Tower of Saint Trophime from the Upper Hall of the École du Cloître, Cour du Palais de l'Archevêché, Arles
2018
Exposure time: 10 min 25 s.

Máté Bartha 
Kontakt XXVII, Hungary  
2018  
Courtesy of the artist.

Máté Bartha
Kontakt XXVII, Hungary
2018
Courtesy of the artist.

Chad Moore 
Clayton, Olivia, Imogen (Paris, Bed) 
2014 
Courtesy of the agnès b. collection.

Chad Moore
Clayton, Olivia, Imogen (Paris, Bed)
2014
Courtesy of the agnès b. collection.

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Arles

Rencontres d’Arles 2019 Celebrates 50 Years of Photographic Adventures

The photographic festival Rencontres d’Arles this year celebrates its 50th edition. Opening last month and on view through September 22, it was founded by the late Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier and Jean-Maurice Rouquette. The 2019 iteration of the show offers visitors half a century of photography, featuring both new works and a collection of archives and memories that demonstrate its central purpose—making photography more accessible.

Coinciding with the completion of a new building by Marc Barani for the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP), the showcase features works by Raphaël Dallaporta and Pierre Nouvel, archival works from the festival’s own collection (comprised of over 3,300 pieces conserved at the Musée Réattu), and a journey through several major themes, including “My Body is a Weapon, “On the Edge,” “Living,” “Rereading,” “Emergences,” “The Other Photography,” “Platforms of the Visible,” “Building the Image,” and “Inhabiting.”

Looking to the future while commemorating the first 50 years of Recontres, the program includes historical shows (like “Helen Levitt,” “Photo/Brut,” “Germaine Krull,” and “Variétes”) and other sequences, in addition to presentations like “Walls of Power,” which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and “The Zone”—a series of images illustrating the huge shantytown surrounding Paris. Other presentations on view this year include Kering Group’s “Women In Motion project, “The Living, The Dead, and Those at Sea” by Evangelia Kranioti, Pixy Liao’s “Experimental Relationship,” works by Tom Wood, Mohamed Bourouissa, Jacques Rémy, Daphné Bengoa, and Leo Fabrizio, as well as photographs by a new generation of artists like Camille Fallet and Yann Pocreau, and many more.

This year’s edition of Rencontres d’Arles is presented by Director Sam Stourdzé, the Minister of Culture Franck Riester, and Mayor of Arles and Vice President of the festival Hervé Schiavetti, with support from names including Prix Pictet, Éditions Louis Vuitton, Fondation Jan Michalski pour L’Écriture et la Littérature, BNP Paribas, and Lët’z Arles (Luxembourg).

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