Every summer, Arles becomes the center of photography during Les Rencontres d’Arles, one of the most important photography festivals in the world.
As in previous years, photographers from Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia flock to the French city. Not only do they get to know each other, but they also meet a host of international photography professionals.
This year, the initiators want to focus on fifty editions or self-published photobooks that were published between 2019 and 2022 and that revolve around the work of photographers residing in Belgium.
The selection of these publications was done after an open call by Andrea Copetti (Tipi Bookshop), Anne-Françoise Lesuisse (Biennale de l’Image Possible), Stefan Vanthuyne (Belgian Platform For Photobooks) and Tine Guns (photographer).
Date & location
10:30-12:30: professional networking breakfast (by invitation), presentations and encounter with the photographers
19:30-21:00: public meeting moment & special dj-set
Check out the selected books on the Instagram page @belgian_photobooks.
List of selected photographers:
Antonio Jiménez Saiz
Cato Van Rijckeghem
Dieter De Lathauwer
Hanne Van Assche
Jonas Van der Haegen
Jules Emile Devoldere
Katherine Longly & Blieke, Nicole, Emmy, Pat, Betty, Michèle
Maroussia Prignot & Valerio Alvarez
Mathieu Van Assche
Naïma El Kadi
Natacha Boulet, Emilie Burggraeve, Theodora Colige, Romain Coty, Damien Dejasse, Alexandre Duy Nguyen, Bryan Godefroid, Paulin Groise, Justine Guns, Nayef Hasimeh, Marie Jourdain, Eliot Lambert, Axelle Latour, Mehdi Merabti, Aurore Mignolet, Robin Nissen, Lauren Pearson, Julie Roland, Layla Saad, Lara Vanderelst, Olivier Cornil & Marc Wendelski
Oxiea Villamonte & Reina Villamonte
Pauline Vanden Neste & Tom Lyon
Sanne De Wilde & Benedicte Kurzen
Stijn Van der Linden
It is the third time that Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute, Wallonie-Bruxelles-International and the Direction des Arts plastiques contemporains of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, with the support of the Representation of the Flemish Government in Paris, are putting Belgian photography in the spotlight during the professional days of the Rencontres d’Arles. The goal is to give photographers international visibility and to create opportunities to expand their network.
Thanks to Andrea Copetti for receiving the publications and making the films; Gilles Dewalque for the graphic design of the flyer and the DJ set; the team of the Biennale de l’Image Possible (BIP) for their commitment and cooperation; Katherine Longly, Adeline Rossion, Rein Deslé, Sanne De Wilde, Anja Bücherl, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse, Massao Mascaro, Dieter de Lathauwer, Tom Callemin, Olivier Grasser, Mashid Mohadjerin, Gilles Dewalque, Marc Wendelski, Christophe Collas & Emmanuel d’Autreppe for their participation in the working group.