Francois Hébel has been Director of Les Rencontres de la photographie at Arles in 1986-1987, when he showed works by a new generation of photographers, including seminal figures of the 1980s such as Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Annie Leibovitz, Sebastiao Salgado, and Eugene Richards. Between 1987 and 2000, he led the photography agency, Magnum (Paris and International). He returned to the prestigious festival Les Rencontres in 2001 as Director, where he has remained for thirteen years. Hébel also co-created the Photo Spring festival in Beijing, China. His publications include Mick Jagger: The Photobook (Contrasto +4, 2010) and Harry Gruyaert, Rivages (Textuel, 2003).