Just got back from Arles, having spent a week at the 2012 Rencontres d’Arles Photographie.

When I came back from the 2011 festival, my head was buzzing with ideas and questions.  The challenging and inspiring works on show at the 2011 festival got me thinking yet again about future of photography and image creation.

What a disappointment the 2012 festival was.  The only thing that stuck in my mind was that if Rencontres d’Arles was reaching some sort of pivotal moment in its ability to show and explore photography, and where was it heading.

I will return to the festival in 2013, but after that, not so sure…

Besides two beautiful and haunting video installations, nothing stands out in my mind right now, and looking at the photos I made when visiting the exhibitions in the main venue, I was more attracted to the crumbling walls of the exhibitions space rather than the art on show…