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Les Rencontres d'Arles 2017

Les Rencontres d'Arles 2017

At Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, Viewbook Transformations, YET magazine and Arles Cosmos team up for a brainstorm and discussion on the future of photography education. Who is the photographer of tomorrow? What are the needs of the photographer? Do current learning opportunities meet the needs of the photographer? If not, what is missing? Ideas and findings from the brainstorm session will be shared during an open talk at Cosmos.


During Arles 2017, on July 5, we will gather a team to brainstorm about the future of photography education and open the session up for public discussion. The brainstorm team consists of photography professionals from various backgrounds including educators and photographers, but students interested in the topic are also welcome. The brainstorm will follow the un-conference model, meaning that the people in the brainstorm will help set the agenda on what to discuss.

Open Talk

In addition to the brainstorm, we are setting up an open talk on July 6 to inspire and share some of the findings of the brainstorm. The audience is invited to take part in the discussion or to deliver input for the research after the talk.

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating in the brainstorm, contact Rebecca Simons at [email protected] by June 26. The Open Talk is – as the name suggests – open to the public: just show up at Cosmos Arles on July 6 at 2 pm and listen or think along.

The first names of those who will join the brainstorm have been announced, including:

Federica Chiocchetti: Photography Critic, Curator and Editor
Giuseppe Oliviero: Founder and Director of PHmuseum
Julija Berkovica, Founder and Director at ISSP in Latvia
Klaus Fruchtnis: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies – Chair of Photography at Paris College of Art
Laila Abril: Multidisciplinary artist
Olivier Cablat : Artist – Founder and Artistic director Cosmos Arles books
Simon Karlstetter: Founder and Artistic Director Der Greif Magazine