New Discovery Award 2018
10 projects shortlisted

With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation
and Polka

Since its creation, the Rencontres d’Arles has promoted photography and all its stakeholders, from photographers themselves to exhibition curators and publishers.
In that spirit of openness, the Rencontres d’Arles has teamed up with galleries for the New Discovery Award.

Galleries play a pioneering role by often being the first to spot tomorrow’s talent. They can propose an exhibition project by an artist they represent whose work has been recently discovered by an international audience or deserves to be.

Ten projects have been shortlisted and will be on display at the next Rencontres d’Arles. During opening week, a jury will bestow the New Discovery Award on an artist and his or her gallery, entailing an acquisition worth €15,000. The public will vote for the Public’s Choice Award, entailing an acquisition worth €5,000.

The photographers who have been shortlisted for the 2018 NEW DISCOVERY AWARD are:

(Congo) presented by Imane Farès, Paris, France.
MONICA ALCAZAR-DUARTE (United Kingdom / Mexico) presented by QUAD, Derby, United Kingdom.
CHRISTTO & ANDREW (Puerto Rico and South Africa) presented by Metronom, Modena, Italy.
THOMAS HAUSER (France) presented by Un-Spaced, Paris, France.
(Switzerland) presented by Galerie C, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
CHANDAN GOMES (India) presented by Photoink, New Delhi, India.
ANTON ROLAND LAUB (Romania) presented by Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
ALI MOBASSER (United Kingdom / Iran) presented by Ag Galerie, Teheran, Iran.
PAULIEN OLTHETEN (the Netherlands) presented by Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France.
WIKTORIA WOJCIECHOWSKA (Poland) presented by Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France.
Posted on 31.01.2018
  • 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