As a symbol of the exceptional period we are going through, the Rencontres d’Arles will be canceled. In this time of confinement, no meetings of photographers in the Place du Forum or in the Roman theater, no exhibitions, no sharing or heated debates about disconcerting work. Since 1978, I have always been there to visit exhibitions (it’s easy, I live here). It was there that I discovered the images of the greatest photographers who made me want to adopt this profession. During the intermittent workers strike in 2003, the shows were partly canceled. But the 2020 edition is completely deleted. Too bad for the photo, for  creation, for all my faithful friends who come each year and for all these meetings that will not take place; but it is in tune with the times … and I regret it.