The beautiful ancient city of Arles in France hosts a major photography festival every year. From July 2nd to September 23rd, the CONTEMPLATION event will showcase a series of Matthieu Ricard’s photos in extra-large black and white format in a vast meditative space, a 1000 m² monumental bamboo structure on the banks of the Rhône designed by the architect Simón Vélez. You will recognize some of these beautiful images from the Imagine Clarity app. Printed on huge sheets of traditional Japanese Awagami paper, in such an evocative setting, their presence is truly remarkable.
“Matthieu’s camera and his spiritual life are one, and from this spring these fleeting and eternal images.”