Discover the winning dummy

For the 55th edition of the festival, the Rencontres d’Arles and the LUMA Foundation are once again offering the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award, a prize to help publish a dummy book.

This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative publication forms. This year, nearly 200 dummies were received from 50 different countries. The Rencontres d’Arles and the LUMA Foundation set up a jury to select the shortlisted dummies and the winning one. This selection is exhibited as part of the official 2024 festival program.

In 2023, the Dummy Book Award was given to the Iranian artist Arash Fayez for Apolis, published this year by Spector Books. The prize has previously been given in 2022 to Maciejka Art for Hoja Santa, published by Actes Sud and Dewi Lewis; in 2021 to Moe Suzuki for Sokohi published by Chose Commune; in 2020 to Yto Barrada and Bettina Grossman for Bettina, published by Atelier EXB; in 2019 to Chow and Lin for The Poverty Line, published by Actes Sud and Lars Müller Publishers. The 2024 winner is announced during the opening week.

This year, the jury composed by Aurélie de Lanlay, Matthieu Humery, Véronique Souven and Christoph Wiesner selected the 2024 Dummy Book Award.

Dummy Book Award 2024

La ronde des hirondelles
by Florence Cuschieri
Texts : Sylvain Prudhomme
Design : Lia Pradal
France, 2023.
Posted on 05.07.2024
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    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
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    • Kering
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