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ARLES 2016

For the second consecutive year, in 2016 the Rencontres de la photographie is offering an award to fund the publication of a dummy book.

Endowed with a €25,000 budget, the award is open to all professional photographers and artists using photography who submit a previously unpublished dummy book. Experimental and innovative forms will receive special consideration.

The application deadline is 7 May. An international jury will choose the winner in June.

The 2016 winner’s dummy book, as well as those of the nominees, will be exhibited this summer during the Rencontres d’Arles.

You can download the Terms & Conditions + Application form on the right sidebar

We have received for the first edition 250 photobooks from 40 countries.


YANN GROSS / The Jungle Book

Special mentions:

JOHN MAC LEAN / Hometowns


The selected 30 projects for the LUMA Dummy Book Award Arles 2015 are:

Monica ALCAZAR DUARTE – Your photographs could be used by drug dealers

Carl BIGMORE – Between two mysteries

Lewis BUSH – Numbers in the dark

Michel CAMPEAU – The donkey that became a zebra

Frederico CIAMEI – Travel without moving

Magnus CLAUSEN – Cropped 1969-2015

Philippe DOLLO – Aître Sudète

Jean-Marie DONAT – Pour mémoire

Mark DUFFY – Vote n°1

Vincent FOURNIER – Post natural history

Baptiste GIROUDON – Study on the nature of a variable geometry

Aras GÖKTEN - Arkanum

Saskia GRONEBERG - Bueropflanze

Yann GROSS – The jungle book

Alma HASER – Cosmic surgery

Charlie JOUVET – Dire après Phnom Penh

John MAC LEAN - Hometowns

Piero MARTINELLO - Radicalia

Yoshinori MASUDA – Tiger 2

Leslie MOQUIN – Shangai cosmetic posters

OLENKA – Lettres de Paris

Marine PEIXOTO – Le sud et le feu

Birthe PIONTEK – Lying still

Rodrigo RAMOS EZETA – Ex corde

Antoine SEGUIN, Adrien KRAUZ, Soo Jung PARK & Simon Jean LOYER – Sur la piste des derniers hommes sauvages

Miriam STANKE – You, river of my tears

Laura THIESBRUMMEL - Morgenrot

Camille VIVIER - Olympic

Graeme WILLIAMS – The Europeans

Jiaxi YANG – The horizontal mode of a waking life

Main jury 2015 :

Maja Hoffmann - founder & director LUMA Foundation, France

Sam Stourdzé - director Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

David Campany - writer, curator, artist, teacher, United-Kingdom

Horacio Fernandez - historian, curator, educator, Spain

Sebastian Hau - artistic director : le Bal Books, Cosmos-Arles Books, France

The LUMA Foundation is the exclusive partner of this award.

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