2008 Arles Wrap-Up

This year designer Christian Lacroix was the artistic director of the Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie festival which took place from July 7 to the 13. We owe him a number beautiful moments: The extraordinary fashion series by Richard Avedon for the New Yorker in 1995 titled “In Memoriam of Mr. and Mrs.

This year designer Christian Lacroix was the artistic director of the Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie festival which took place from July 7 to the 13.

We owe him a number beautiful moments:
• The extraordinary fashion series by Richard Avedon for the New Yorker in 1995 titled "In Memoriam of Mr. and Mrs. Comfort: A Fable," one of the most beautiful fashion shoots ever done.
• "Les Insoumises" An exhibition of 30 daguerreotypes of the most important courtesans of the end of the 19th century.
• The history of fashion through pictures, videos, and films: an exhibition assembled by Olivier Saillard.
• Stefanie Schneider, Pieter Hugo, Ethan Levitas, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Vanessa Winship and the rediscovery of the work of Jerry Schatzberg.
• An exhibition titled "Lettres d'Amour (love letters)," pictures and videos of Patrick Swirc dedicated to the women who recently left him. On a side note: they met again at the exhibition but left each on their own.
• A nice exhibition of still life of the French Vogue with the rediscovery of a photographer of amazing talent and completely forgotten since 1980: Daniel Jouanneau.
• A beautiful projection of fashion images from Francoise Huguier.
• And as the closer, an ensemble of the images of the invasion of Prague in 1968 from Josef Koudelka, a great moment of happiness, emotion, and photographic intensity.