One of the most important appointment of the contemporary Fine-Art Photography world is currently ongoing in Arles. The opening week of Les Rencontres de la Phorographie 2017 it’s just over and it’s time to show what we have seen during the last week. The great quality offered by the programming of the 48th edition is guaranteed by the best Fine-Art and documentary photography projects of 250  exhibited artists across 25 sites.
Parallel to the exhibitions by big names like Michael Wolf, Joel Meyerowitz, Masahisa Fukase and Annie Leibovitz the festival is also adept at providing a place for emerging talent, offering a wide view of the contemporary world.

This is the first part of our selection based, as usual, on our curatorial style.

Michael Wolf

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Michael Wolf, “Architecture of Density” 2005-2009 // Courtesy of the Artist

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Michael Wolf, “The Real Toy Story” 2004 // Courtesy of the Artist

Joel Meyerowitz

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Joel Meyerowitz, “Movie Theater Booth, Time Square, New York City, 1963” // Courtesy of the Artist

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Joel Meyerowitz, “Camel Coat Couple in Street Steam, New York City, 2975” // Courtesy of the Artist

Philippe Dudouit

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Ubari, Southern Libya, June 2015, Libyan National Army Tuareg tribal group vehicle. // Courtesy of Philippe Dudouit and East Wing gallery

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Cocaine Highway – Salvador Pass Area – Northern Niger 2013, Autoroute de la cocaïne – région de la Passe de Salvador – Nord Niger 2013 // Courtesy of Philippe Dudouit and East Wing gallery

Guy Martin

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Guy Martin, An actress falls back into her armchair after filming a heated domestic argument with her on screen husband on the set of ‘as time goes by’ Istanbul, 2013 // Courtesy of the Artist and nineteensixtyeight

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Guy Martin, The ambient light of a TV screen fills illuminates at Istanbul apartment. The street that this apartment is on is used as often as film set locations to mark other European cities. Most notably, many scenes in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy were filmed on this Street // Courtesy of the Artist and nineteensixtyeight

Gideon Mendel

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Gideon Mendel, Jeff and Tracey Waters, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK, February 2014, from the Submerged portraits series // Courtesy of the Artist

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The home of John Jackson, Toll Bar Village near Doncaster, UK, June 2007, from the Floodlines series // Courtesy of the Artist