The shortlist

Created at the founding of the festival, the Rencontres d'Arles Book Awards support each year with renewed fervor, the extraordinary creativity of photographic publishing, and strive to be one of the major actors for its wide dissemination. 

Each award is endowed with 6,000 euros and rewards a photographic work published between May 1, 2023 and May 10, 2024 (included)

A pre-selection followed by the designation of the winning works is established by a pre-jury composed this year by Laura Morsch-Kihn, Emilie Pautus and Chloë Rebmann.

The winning publications of the three categories are announced during the opening week of the festival.

For this 2024 edition, 122 books have been shortlisted in all categories, and will be on display throughout the festival, in a venue dedicated to the various Rencontres publishing awards, at the Mécanique Générale.

THE AUTHOR BOOK AWARD rewards the best author project for a contemporary photography work.
THE HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD rewards the best documented book on photography or about a photographer. It can either be a thematic or monographic book. 
THE PHOTO-TEXT BOOK AWARD rewards the best book in which photographs and words contribute equally to the work.

Discover the 122 shortlisted books
Posted on 11.06.2024
  • 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