Street life @rencontresarles

What is peculiar about Arles is that you never know what you are going to see. A few meters off course and you are embraced by a lively celebration of an exhibition you have never heard anything about. You meet the artists, curators, the press and relive the experience through their perspectives and explanations. I have probably mentioned it before, but it is absolutely true that the unofficial programme could be even more exciting than the offical one. Photographs that I was able to see were printed on posters, were projected onto the screen, were presented as transparencies on the light table, shown as blown up Polaroids, cyanotypes, wet colloidal plates, analogue prints, inkjet prints, photo books, zines… the list goes on.

Sincerely hoping that I will be able to organize an exhibition there next Summer, associated with the launch of my new and long-awaited photo album, ‘ECOSYSTEMS’: Be among the very first proud owners of this rare photo album and pre-order one from the address above.

More of my photographic notes on Arles and the South can be seen at


(c) Dr Stanislav Shmelev


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