Photographer's Note

The games began as simple farm games when farm workers and animals enjoyed teasing and fighting with the bulls. The oldest written record of a bull game in Arles dates from 1402, when a race was organized in honor of Louis II, Count of Provence. Later, at the end of the 19th century, the game became less cruel and it was only men who “played” with the bulls : objects (flowers, scarves, red-white-and-blue ribbons, cocardes displaying the ranch colors) were attached to the bull’s horns to be snatched by young amateurs.

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