October 20, 2020
The Provencal town of Arles becomes an unmissable event for photography enthusiasts and experts, thanks to the Rencontres de la Photographie event – from 3 July to 24 September, now in its forty-eighth edition – which this year focuses on horizons cultural, economic and political in Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and China. About 40 exhibitions, over 250 artists alternate in over 25 institutional and non-institutional exhibition spaces, with the opportunity to meet curators, photographers, collectors, publishers from all over the world.
The ability of photography to explore and document the changes in contemporary reality or the ability to address issues such as climate change and the battles for the defense of human rights. Among the most interesting projects, the Submerged Portraits series by South African Gideon Mendel, large-format photographs by the German master Michael Wolf (but resident in Hong Kong) on the complexity of human life in contemporary metropolises such as Tokyo, Hong Kong and Chicago, exhibited in the gothic Eglise des Fréres Précheurs and the curious and bizarre experiments of Audrey Tautou, the protagonist of the film The fantastic world of Amelie.