June 28–July 8, 2024

Magnum x AGM in Arles

For its 77th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Magnum Photos arrives in the city of Arles, France. Leading up to and including the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, Magnum photographers, estate representatives and staff members will convene in the city for a series of public events and exhibitions.

June 28–July 1

Magnum Annual General Meeting

A tradition dating back to its founding year in 1947, Magnum photographers and estates gather once a year to discuss the past 12 months and what lies ahead, including one day designated for current members to consider and vote on potential new members. This year, the AGM is organized in partnership with Fujifilm, marking a new milestone in their long-term collaboration.

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

July 1–July 7

MxA Pop-Up Space

During the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, the photographic community and general public are cordially invited to visit the MxA space located at 15 rue des Arénes, 13200 Arles. An exhibition curated by Myriam Boulos and Peter van Agtmael will be on view, exploring international events that shape and disrupt the world. A series of meet-and-greets and signings with Magnum photographers, a pop-up shop, and an exclusive celebration for the 10th anniversary of Magnum Square Prints will also take place throughout the week. The space is open from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

© Rafał Milach / Magnum Photos

July 1–August 25

Magnum Connection, Live Commission

In an exhibition coordinated by Fujifilm and curated by Philipp Ebeling, Magnum photographers Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael, Lorenzo Meloni and Lúa Ribeira were each invited to make a new series around the theme “connection.” Visit the exhibition space hosted in the Galerie Arena from July 1 to August 25 to explore the four vastly different, playful, provocative, and profound bodies of work.

Accompanying the exhibition is a Live Commission from Tuesday, July 2 through Friday, July 5. Each photographer will continue their series in the region, offering the public an opportunity to discuss the work in progress. The Live Commission closing revealing the work created throughout the week will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Live Commission is held as part of Fujikina at the Hotel Quiqueran de Beaujeu.

© Carolyn Drake / Magnum Photos

visit the exhibition and live commission
July 2–July 6

Morning Talks With Magnum Photographers

From Tuesday to Friday, join Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael, Lorenzo Meloni, and Lúa Ribeira for a daily dose of inspiration as they each host a talk around their personal work. Cristina de Middel, Magnum president, will also host a talk on her Journey to the Center series, exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival on Saturday afternoon, July 6. The talks are held as part of Fujikina at the Hotel Quiqueran de Beaujeu.

© Lorenzo Meloni / Magnum Photos

Attend a talk
July 4

Magnum Learn Meet & Greet

For any practicing or aspiring photographers in and around Arles, meet the Magnum Learn team from 2. pm. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the MxA pop-up space located at 15 rue des Arénes, where workshop participants, Magnum friends and colleagues will gather.

© Zied Ben Romdhane / Magnum Photos

July 2–July 5

Free Portfolio Reviews

Magnum Learn and Fujifilm have organized a series of free portfolio reviews with Newsha Tavakolian, Rafał Milach, Emin Özmen, Thomas Dworzak, Larry Towell, Susan Meiselas and Sonia Jeunet, Global Education Director at Magnum. Whether you are about to embark on a personal project, or are looking for feedback on an existing long-term project, these portfolio reviews are designed to provide pivotal advice from Magnum photographers and professionals. The portfolio reviews are held as part of Fujikina at the Hotel Quiqueran de Beaujeu.

© Emin Özmen / Magnum Photos

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July 1–August 25

Rencontres d'Arles Exhibition: Journey to the Center

Cristina de Middel’s series borrows the atmosphere and structure of the Jules Verne book Journey to the Center of the Earth to present the Central America migration route across Mexico as a heroic and daring journey rather than a runaway. The exhibition is on view at the Church of the Preaching Brothers (Église des Frères Prêcheurs), open every day from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

© Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos