May 24, 2007
Nikonians invited to International Photo Festival in France
Les Rencontres d'Arles, the combination photo festival and exhibition that has been described as the largest and most important photo festival in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, begins in the first week of July.
Nikonians get free entrance to the exhibitions, access to a lesson with Peter Marlow or Martin Parr and a free dinner if they register at this email address:
Please make sure that in the message you provide your username, full name, full mailing address and phone number and your dates of attendance.
Nikonians are also invited to bring high resolution images that will be printed professionally by our friends at HP.
This year's festival packs a full schedule of events, beginning with a full week dedicated to professional photographers, continuing with July workshops from the professionals, and a summer-long exhibition (concluding Sept. 16, 2007) open to general public.
HP will be on hand at the Hotel dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Arlatan, hosting special events, a street photography exhibition and seminars from professionals and advanced amateurs.
In addition, their HP Print Center will be available featuring live demonstrations of HP printers and media, HP Indigo Press, the DJ Z-Series Printer and the Photosmart Pro B9180 Printer.
HP is also offering a portfolio review. Participants show their work to experts and get feedback for further creative and technical improvement. The best portfolio will win a new Photosmart Pro B9180 printer and selection of HP papers.
The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 was the subject of a review by Rick Walker and Jason Odell in recent broadcasts of their Nikonians Image Doctors podcast. Their hands-on HP B9180 review for Nikonians came in two parts, broadcast on March 29 and April 12, 2007.
If you were entertaining the idea of a summer trip to Southern France, armed with your Nikon gear and a passion for photography don't forget Arles.
For an interesting article on the event, check the preview article written by American Photo's Miki Johnson, and posted by PopPhoto.com - the online home of Popular Photography & Imaging and American Photo.
Arles tourism information is available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Posted by flashdeadline at May 24, 2007 11:09 AM