The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!

Look out! The 45th edition of the Rencontres d' Arles photography festival will take place from July 7 to September 21. It’s an arts festival not to be missed...
By Justine Fiordelli

The 45th edition of The Rencontres d'Arles photo festival marks a special year for the director François Hébel. After 13 years of loyal service, he brings an end to this wonderful adventure and hands over to Sam Stourdzé, director of Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, who will succeed him. Titled "Parade", the 2014 edition provides some nice surprises and brings together both the big names that have made the reputation of the international photography festival, as well as new artists to discover.

Like every year, many sites around the city are occupied in order to present to the public nearly 50 exhibitions devoted to photography. On the program, visitors will rediscover Lucien Clergue, who celebrates his 80th birthday around an exhibition related to his “men and women”, but also Raymond Depardon, who in turn will exhibit his 40,000 photographs of war memorials in the Frères Prêcheurs church. Among other eagerly awaited names, we also find Christian Lacroix, an artist native to Arles and who needs no introduction! The fashion designer who presided as a guest curator in 2008, this year pays tribute to the women of Arles in a new exhibition presented in the chapel of the Hotel Jules Cesar and organized with the participation of L’Occitane.

As for the new talents to discover, The Rencontres d’Arles will present for the first time the portraits of David Bailey, the British photographer of “swinging London”, and the brilliant work of Vik Muniz, a Brazilian artist who breathes new life into family portraits using torn pieces of photographs and postcards. Denis Rouvre will also participate, and not forgetting the actor and director Vincent Pérez, who will introduce us to his talents as a photographer in an exhibition presented in the Montmajour Abbey.

The Rencontres d’Arles 2014
July 7 to September 21, 2014
www.rencontres-arles.com
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
Vik Muniz, Sunbathing, Series Album, 2014.
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The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
David Bailey, Mick Jagger, 1964.
DR, Rencontres d'Arles
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!
Lucien Clergue, The guardian of Muséon Arlaten, Arles, 1988.
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