Edition 2024


1 July - 29 September 2024

10.00 AM - 07.30 PM



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a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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.
In 2023, nearly 200 dummies were received from 62 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 and will be 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 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 will be 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