Belgian Night at Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2019

03 Jul 2019
Working visit
Focus op Belgische fotografie tijdens Rencontres d'Arles

On the proposal of curator Marie Papazoglou and artist Vincen Beeckman, Belgian photography will be at the centre of a festive evening held to present the work of 50 photographers at the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles 2019.

Ducks, gifts and lots of photographs: the Belgian Night at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles 2019 promises to be a fun and offbeat evening. This performative and participative event will pay honour to 50 talented photographers from Belgium. Photo enthusiasts, curious visitors and fairground-goers can take their chance on a game of hook-a-duck and win one of the prizes concocted by the photographers themselves.

Featuring works by:
Annemie Augustijns, Maria Baoli, Laetitia Bica, Louise Bossut, Michaël Briglio-Nigro, Frederik Buyckx, Tom Callemin, Bertrand Cavalier, Alexandre Christiaens, Olivier Cornil, Anne-Sophie Costenoble, Christopher de Béthune, Carl De Keyzer, Dieter De Lathauwer, Colin Delfosse, Annelies de Mey, Bieke Depoorter, Sanne De Wilde, Rebecca Fertinel, Lara Gasparotto, Geert Goiris, Tine Guns, Antonio Jiménez Saiz, Katrin Kamrau, Elodie Ledure, Matthieu Litt, Katherine Longly, Charlotte Lybeer, Chantal Maes, Massao Mascaro, Virginie Nguyen Hoang, Thomas Nolf, Camille Picquot, Max Pinckers, Stéphanie Roland, Jan Rosseel, Dries Segers, Alexey Shlyk, Titus Simoens, Dominique Somers, Marie Sordat, Elsa Stubbé, Gaël Turine, Stephan Vanfleteren, Sébastien Van Malleghem, Sybren Vanoverberghe, Laura Van Severen, Ines Vansteenkiste Muylle, Dinaya Waeyaert, Marc Wendelski.

The Belgian Night gives an outlook on the current state of affairs in Belgian contemporary photography. It does not aspire to provide an exhaustive overview of all the photographers and artists working with photography in Belgium today. The selection of portraits is the result of a thoughtful exercise done by a committee of experts.

Practical information

Wednesday 3 July 2019, from 18h00 until 22h00
Location: Mistral, Temple Books Arles, 2 Rue Condorcet, Arles

Free admission
To play hook-a-duck: €3 presale / €5 on site


In collaboration with and with the support with of Flanders Arts Institute, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, the Direction des Arts plastiques contemporains of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Representation of the Flemish Government in France, the Biennale de l’Image Possible (BIP), Fotomuseum Antwerp (FOMU), RECYCLART ART CENTER, Temple Arles Books.

Online special

Explore the edges of Belgian contemporary photography in our online special Turning Photography, developed in the context of Dirk Braeckman’s selection at the Belgian pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.  Turning Photography features a series of commissioned essays and interviews by renowned critics as well as a selection of portraits of artists whose work leads to an experimental exploration and critical re-evaluation of the role of the photographer in the broader field of contemporary visual art and culture.

More information

Contact Lissa Kinnaer for further questions.