This visit has been, for me, a dream come true. When I decided to book to visit Arles this year it was already the end of March and getting accommodation was almost impossible but I managed to secure a room at the edge of the city at an exorbitant price. Visiting the world famous meeting of photographers is very expensive but well worth the experience.
Having booked to go I examined the programme and asked the advice of my tutor about who and what I should try to see. His advice was extremely useful.
The exhibitions are located in 24 different venues around the city. The programme is divided, roughly, into photographic ‘genre’. I decided to start with “Street Photography”. Listed under “Street” were Sid Grossman and Eamonn Doyle, Ethan Levits and Garry Winogrand, Peter Michhell and finally Cristian Marclay. I have decided to do a separate page on each genre. Click here to read the blogs
The second genre I visited was After War. The photographers listed in this section were: Don McCullin, Yan Moravan, Alexandre Guirkinger and a group exhibition around 9/11