Rencontres d’Arles

Continuing my Rencontres d’Arles photo series featuring art directors, gallery owners, photographers, collectors and members of the public enjoying the sunshine in Arles. Founded in 1970 by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, writer Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette, the Rencontres d’Arles Festival became the longest-running and most famous photography festival in the world. Exhibiting…

Rencontres d’Arles

First, some impressions. Arles is amazing for people watching. One could find movie characters not dissimilar to Don Corleone surrounded by the penetrating yellows of Cafe Van Gogh, the famous terrace depicted by the master painter himself. After meeting and discussing photography with one of the Magnum members I decided to focus more on people…

Rencontres d’Arles

Visiting Rencontres d’Arles is always a moveable feast. Portfolio reviews, exhibitions, talks, discussion forums, meetings, cafe life, private views, film screenings, the list goes on. In the next few posts I will be sharing some of the images made during my recent trip to Rencontres d’Arles capturing the spirit of the festival, the festival goers…

A Global Image 3

The third image I have selected will be focused on the global environmental impacts that our society is imposing on the planet earth. At the moment there is over 280mln tonnes of plastic waste circulating in our oceans, the phenomenon that received the name ‘the Five Gyres’. Consumption that happens in the USA, UK, Europe,…