Rencontres d'Arles

The Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles (formerly known as the Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles) is an annual summer photography festival founded in 1970 by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, the writer Michel Tournier and the historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette.

With a programme consisting mainly of new productions, the Rencontres d'Arles has acquired an international scope. In 2019, for its 50th edition, 145,000 visitors came to the festival for more than 1,400,000 exhibition visits.

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the 2020 Rencontres have been cancelled.

The 52nd edition will be held from 5 July to 26 September 2021.