The Rencontres d'Arles (Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles) is an annual summer photography festival founded in 1970 by Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier and Jean-Maurice Rouquette.
The Rencontres d’Arles is a major international event showing new material by the world's most distinguished photographers. The exhibitions in historic sites all over the city such as 12th-century chapels or 19th-century industrial buildings are open to the public from July to September.
The Rencontres d'Arles invites guest curators such as Martin Parr in 2004, Raymond Depardon in 2006 and the Arles-born fashion designer Christian Lacroix.
This unique festival gives thousands of visitors the chance to experience the best of world photography while also exploring Arles and environs such as Nimes, Avignon, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, Nice, and Cannes. Please contact me for further details.