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Celebrating Photography at Rencontres d’Arles and Lee Miller Show

‘Lee Miller Photographe Professionelle’  focuses on one of the most intense and productive periods in the life of this intriguing (*) American photographer (1907–1977).

During the 1930s, she was a fashion model but moved behind the camera to head her studio in New York.  She specialised as a fashion and advertising photographer for perfume and cosmetic brands and crossed the Atlantic to work for Vogue London.  Her models were posed naturally, often outside, often smiling.  Continue reading here for the original Aixcentric article. Here are the details on where to see her work:

Lee Miller Professional Photographer (1932-45)
Espace Van Gogh
July 4 – September 25, 2022
10h – 19h30

Les Rencontres d’Arles

Founded in 1970, the annual photo-centric summer festival in Arles attracts professionals, amateurs, students and anyone interested in photography. The festival’s three founders were Lucien Clergue (a photographer from Arles), Michel Tournier (a writer) and Jean-Maurice Rouquette (a historian).

The Rencontres d’Arles begins in early July and runs through September. Each year a new theme guides the photo exhibitions and artistic choices on display at venues around the city and beyond its borders. While most of the exhibits remain on display for the festival’s length, the agenda during the first week of the Rencontres d’Arles often includes workshops, parties, book signings, guided tours and more.

Les Rencontres is a big deal photography festival drawing international photographers and viewers from around the globe. The goal of the Rencontres is to make photography accessible to all with 40+ installations throughout the city of Arles in museums, chapels, cloisters, bookstores, and industrial spaces. Although many venues are within the city centre, it is practically impossible to see all exhibits in one day. There are options for day passes and festival passports. Purchase tickets online or at the tourist office in Arles. Download the festival app and start planning your visit.

Rencontres d’Arles 2022
“Visible or Invisible. A Summer Revealed.”
July 4 – September 25, 2022
The festival is open every day, including holidays, from 10h to 19h30


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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

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"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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