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Photography is dead, long live the image ! - The Eye of Photography

The festival Rencontres d’Arles is sumptuous and surprising; moreover, it is entering a new stage in its history: the end of an era, the demise of those methodical pieces of paper called prints and the end of academic celebration of photography. “There are hardly any real photographers exhibited any more,” proclaimed yesterday a legendary Parisian figure. Well, yes, photography has exploded, it has become communication, it has replaced words and transformed into image. This transmutation is due as much to Sam Stourdzé’s festival program, which breaks all the conventional codes, as to the profound and drastic change effected by Maja Hoffmann and her Luma Foundation—but we will say more about this on Monday

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