Edition 2024


1 July - 29 September 2024

10.00 AM - 07.30 PM




The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards were created to support the publishing of photography books, a swiftly growing domain, and to help these publications reach a broader public. There are three categories of awards: Authors’ Books, Historical Books, and Photo-Text Books. The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature backs and encourages the last one, which celebrates the relationship between words and images. Each award comes with a €6,000 prize and singles out the best photography book in its category published in the last twelve months.
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. Each book pre- selected is deposited in the library of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles and exhibited throughout the festival period.

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.

Main partner: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature.

  • 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