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Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Marrakech will take place from October 23 to 27, 2024. During these encounters, artists will be invited to participate in the festival through the exhibition of their work, screenings, workshops, conferences, portfolio reviews, and numerous moments of exchange, particularly with experts. The OFF of the Rencontres d'Arles brings together dozens of exhibitions on the sidelines of the Rencontres d'Arles, in around a hundred locations in Arles, from July to September.


The Open Call has an open theme, allowing you complete creative freedom in your submission.


The Open Call will close on June 25, 2024 at 23:59 Central European Time (UTC/GMT+1).

30 Winners

Each winner will receive a screening exhibition of their project during the 4th edition of Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Marrakech, as well as a printed exhibition at Les OFF des Rencontres d'Arles 2024. For the screening in Marrakech, each photographer can either create their own video or use a videographer provided by the festival. The printed exhibition at the OFF in Arles, titled "The Language of Pictures," will be held at CIQ de la Roquette in Place Paul Doumer, Arles, from July 1 to 7, 2024. It will feature two photographs from each winning project, selected by one of our jurors. This innovative exhibition allows the public to arrange the images, creating a unique and ever-changing display with each interaction.

20 Finalists

Each finalist will have two photos from their project, selected by one of our jurors, screened during the 4th edition of Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Marrakech. A single video, created by one of the Festival's videographers, will showcase all the finalists' work together.


  • Erick Gudimard, Director, Centre Photographique Marseille. Director since the creation of the Centre Photographique Marseille in November 2018, dedicated to photography exhibitions, image education and transmedia projects, he has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions.
  • Afshin Ismaeli, Photojournalist. Afshin Ismaeli, a Norwegian journalist and photographer born in Iran, has covered conflicts since 2005, received numerous awards including the Ossietzky Prize. His work has been featured in esteemed publications worldwide, including the New York Times, BBC, Foreign Policy, and Forbes, among others.
  • Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette, Curator, artist, sociologist and independent researcher. Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette is a performance artist, dancer-choreographer, cultural activist, and independent scholar. Her work explores the sociologies of the French Caribbean and the Americas, and she has published several poetry collections and contributed to various cultural reviews and festivals.
  • Mohamed Rachdi, artist, art critic and curator. An artist, art critic and curator, he is the author of several books on contemporary art and numerous essay articles in magazines, scientific journals and collective works, as well as catalogue prefaces.Mohamed Rachdi has held numerous exhibitions in Morocco and abroad, and his works are included in several collections.
  • Valentina Sinis, Photojournalist. Photojournalist based in London, selected as one of the 6X6 Europe Talents by World Press Photo and winner of the prestigious Marilyn Stafford Female in Focus award and TIME's Top 100 Photos.