Edition 2014

The 2014 Author and Historical Book Awards

The Author and historical book awards

The Historical Book Award is given to the best documented project about photography or a photographer, which can be thematic or monographic, published between 1 June 2013 and 31 May 2014. The winner receives €8 000. The Book Awards are announced during the Rencontres d’Arles opening week by the 2014 Discovery Award nominators, accompanied by Rencontres d’Arles’ president Jean-Noël Jeanneney, and by a Fnac booksellers’ representative. The festival receives two copies of each book submitted for the award. After the festival, one is desposited in the library of the École Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, while the other is given to a different international cultural institution for inclusion in their archives. The institution changes each year. In 2010, the books submitted in 2009 enriched the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre’s library in Beijing, within the context of a three-year partnership bringing together the Rencontres d’Arles and the Caochangdi Photospring Festival - Arles in Beijing. In 2011, the participating books were sent to the CAMM (Conservatoire des Arts et des Métiers Multimédia Balla Fasseké Kouyaté, Mali) library, as part of the 8th edition of the Encounters of Bamako, African Biennial for Photography, which took place in the autumn of 2011. In 2012, the books became part of the library at the Market Photo Workshop, a school and gallery founded in 1989 in Johannesburg by David Goldblatt. In 2013, the Valparaiso International Photography Festival’s library, in Chile, received the 629 books participating in the 2013 edition.

With support from the Fnac for the Author Book Award.
Exhibition venue: Atelier de Chaudronnerie, Parc des Ateliers.

  • 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