Les Recontres d'Arles is one of the oldest and renowned photography festivals in Europe. For the 2016 edition Erik Kessels was invited to curate one of the exhibitions. His theme 'Fabulous Failures', opposed against the manipulated digital perfection of photos. He invited Ruth van Beek (with 'The Levitators'), Andre Thijssen (with 'Fringe Phenomena'), Annegien van Doorn (with 'In Passing'), Helmust Smits (with the video 'Sunset), Paul Bogaers (with work from the 'Combinations' series) and Barry van der Rijt (with 'Exquisite Errors').
Les Rencontres d'Arles
Ruth van Beek, Andre Thijssen, Annegien van Doorn, Helmut Smits, Paul Bogaers, Barry van der Rijt