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Arles 2018: Les Rencontres de la Photographie

Monday, July 2 – Sunday, July 8

10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Les Rencontres d’Arles 34 rue du docteur Fanton Arles , 13200


Opening Week: July 2-8, 2018

Exhibitions: July 2-September 23, 2018

The 49th Rencontres d’Arles invites you to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. The 2018 program, titled Back to the Future, presents exhibitions, book awards, portfolio reviews, and workshops throughout the city of Arles, France.

Every summer since 1970, over the course of more than forty exhibitions at various of the city’s exceptional heritage sites, the Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography and playing the role of a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents.



Related Aperture Programming: 

Taysir Batniji: Home Away From Home

Exhibition on View: July 2-September 23, 2018

In the work of Taysir Batniji—a Palestinian artist born in Gaza shortly before the 1967 war and Israeli occupatio—impermanence and wandering, chosen or forced, experienced alone or in company, are a prerequisite of liberty. To the comfort and stability of home (sweet home), Taysir Batniji, developing an oeuvre in perpetual mutation, opposes the mobile home. Hence the central project of his Arles exhibition, Home Away From Home, produced in 2017 as part of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission, a program to support contemporary photography initiated by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès together with the Aperture Foundation.

Taysir Batniji: Home Away From Home, (Aperture, 2018)


Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament

Exhibition on View: July 2-August 26, 2018

Jonas Bendiksen’s The Last Testament chronicles seven men who all claim to be the biblical Messiah returned. Through Bendiksen’s personal testimonies and intimate portraits, The Last Testament investigates the boundaries of religious faith, and a world in need of salvation, yearning for a new prophet.

Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament, (Aperture, 2017)


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Arles 2018: Les Rencontres de la Photographie