Robert Delpire @rencontresarles

Last year, the great French publisher, Robert Delpire (1926-2017), passed away at the age of 91. To celebrate the life and achievements of this extraordinary publisher¬† the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival hosts a spectacular exhibition: ¬†https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/746/robert-delpire-photo-poche Famously known for inventing the ‘Photo Poche‘ book format, a small format photographic album, Delpire published many iconic photobooks…

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…

PARIS PHOTO 2017

This year PARIS PHOTO was even more exciting, full of memories and visual experiences than the previous one. One of the highlights has been a special curated collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which has in many ways been the pinnacle of the whole fair. Selecting some of the strongest photography from all over the world I…

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…