Arles 2018

Join us for our mentorship program to be held in Arles during the period of 2 July 2018 – 6 July 2018. 

You can join us for the full program over the 5 sessions (days) or select an individual session (one day).

If your time is limited or you would prefer a one on one session with a mentor please contact us and we can discuss further. 

Rencontres d’Arles is the biggest, most prestigious photography festival in the world. This Festival is held annually each summer in Arles, a picturesque Roman town in the south of France. 

The program will focus on development of your work, editing and presenting work for exhibition, publication or pitching to agents and galleries. The program will include participatory discussion sessions with senior international mentors. 

Areas covered:

Portfolio reviews
Editing your work
Industry advice
Dealing with galleries
Working with agents
Publishing Social Media & Marketing

Sessions will refer to artists featured in the Festival to illustrate issues discussed. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your own work from international experts at structured portfolio review sessions.

Each day there will be time allocated to tour the exhibitions or attend portfolio reviews. Participants will be provided with guidance on key exhibitions, events and other festival highlights to attend during the week.

This is your unique chance to participate in our intensive program while attending the opening week of this amazing festival, providing unparalleled opportunities to mingle with leading photographers and your peers from around the world. 

Your Mentors 

Monday 2nd July
Claire Monneraye | Exhibition Manager, Agence France-Muséums (Louvre Abu Dhabi).

Tuesday 3rd July
Olly Lang | Mobile Phone & Social Media, Instagram Influencer 

Wednesday 4th July
Tina Hillier | Fine art & commercial photographer, London

Thursday 5th July
Moshe Rosenzveig | Head On Photo Festival Director

Friday 6th July
Paul McDonald | Contact Sheet Director, Educator and Artist

Mentor Bios click here

Participation fee -

Full Program 
$1,500.00 AUD 
€ 950 EUROS

Daily Rate 
$350 AUD including lunch
$230 Euros including lunch

Participation fee covers participation in the program and lunch only.
To enrol contact us via the form at the top of the page and one of our team be in touch. 

Other costs:

You will be responsible for paying and arranging the following: 

  • Your travel from home to Arles (flights and airport transfers). 
  • Accommodation: It is strongly advised that you make reservations well in advance, as rooms in central Arles sell out months in advance of the festival.
  • Festival registration. Information is available here.
  • Meals, apart from lunch.
  • Other expenses e.g. travel insurance.
  • Passport with 6 months validity. Australian citizens do not require visas to enter France for stays of less than 90 days. 

Travel suggestions 

Arles old town is small and most festival venues can be reached on foot, so transport expenses during the week should be minimal. Major airlines service Marseille airport, which is one hour drive from Arles. Some small airlines service Nîmes airport, which is 20 minutes from Arles (e.g. Ryanair, if flying from UK). Trains connect Arles with Paris. Trains and taxis connect to Marseille and Nîmes.