Discovery Award 2024


From nearly 300 applications received from all over the world, the artists and the organizations selected for the Discovery Award are:

→ FRANÇOIS BELLABAS (France) presented by Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France (France)

→ CEMIL BATUR GÖKÇEER (Turkey) presented by Ka (Turkey)

→ COLINE JOURDAN (France) presented by Le Lieu de la photographie (France)

→ TSHEPISO MAZIBUKO (South Africa) presented by Umhlabathi Collective (South Africa)

→ MATAN MITTWOCH (Israel / France) presented by Dvir Gallery(Belgium / France / Israel)

→ MARILOU PONCIN (France) presented by Galerie Laurent Godin (France)

→ NANTÉNÉ TRAORÉ (France) presented by Galerie Sultana (France)

These projects will be accompanied by Audrey Illouz, guest curator, and exhibited during the next Rencontres d'Arles.

During the opening week, a jury invited will determine the Discovery Award, which will reward one of the seven selected projects by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €15,000; festival visitors will vote for the Public Award, which will reward one out of the seven projects by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €5,000.


Her research deals with photography, and more specifically with the medium as the starting point of process-based approaches. 

She also carried out a research on Vito Acconci in the context of her work on Conceptual Art. She ran the art center Micro Onde and was associate curator at La Comédie de Caen. She teaches in art school, and she has been a contributor for many magazines.

She curated the exhibitions Photography to the test of Abstraction (Micro Onde, Frac Normandie Rouen, Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France, 2020-2021), Located Images (Micro Onde, 2019), Apparatus: Aurélie Pétrel, Marina Gadonneix (Comédie de Caen, 2015), The Appearance of Images(Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard, 2013), Silêncio! (Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, 2008).

With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation and Polka.
Posted on 30.01.2024
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture