The Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award goes to a photographer or an artist making use of photography, whose work has recently been discovered internationally or deserves to be. The winner is chosen by a vote of photography professionals present in Arles during opening week and receives 25,000 euros. The nominators are all new executive directors of international institutions and each has chosen three nominees, whose work is exhibited.
THE NOMINATORS OF THE DISCOVERY AWARD 2011:
All are new executive directors of international institutions: Simon Baker, first curator of photography at the Tate Modern in London, Chris Boot, executive director of Aperture Foundation in New York, Sam Stourdzé, director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, David Barriet, David Benassayag, Béatrice Didier, all three founders and directors of the Point du Jour Centre d’art/Éditeur in Cherbourg, and Artur Walther, collector and founder of the Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
THE CONTEMPORARY BOOK AWARD AND THE HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD
- The Contemporary Book Award of 8,000 euros goes to the best photography book published between the 1st of June 2010 and the 31st of May 2011.
- The Historical Book Award of 8,000 euros goes to the best thematic book or monograph published between the 1st of June 2010 and the 31st of May 2011.
The Book Awards winners are chosen by the five Discovery Award nominators, Rencontres d’Arles president Jean-Noël Jeanneney, and LUMA Foundation president, Maja Hoffmann.
With the support of the LUMA Foundation.