Edition 2023


Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of 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a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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.

In 2022, the Dummy Book Award was given to Maciejka Art for Hoja Santa. Published by Actes Sud and Dewi Lewis in 2023, the work is exhibited this year as part of the festival. The recipients of the award were Moe Suzuki for Sokohi in 2021, published by Chose Commune; Yto Barrada and Bettina Grossman for Bettina in 2020, published by L’Atelier EXB; Chow and Lin for The Poverty Line in 2019, published by Actes Sud, and Lars Müller Publishers. The 2023 winner is announced during the opening week.


With support from LUMA Foundation.

  • 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