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4 July - 26 September 2021

10.00 AM - 07.30 PM



The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards were created in order to support the swift growth in the publishing of photography books and to help them reach a broader public. There are now three categories of books: Authors’ Books award, Historical Books award and Photo-text Books award. The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature backs and encourages the Photo-Text Award, which celebrates the relationship between words and images. Each award comes with a €6,000 prize and singles out the best photography books published between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. A pre-jury and a jury of photography experts will choose the shortlisted works and the Book Award winners. Each book submitted is deposited in the library of the École nationale supérieure de la photographie d'Arles. The shortlist is presented to the public in a dedicated place throughout the festival and the Book Award winners are announced during opening week.

Main partner: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.
With support from Fnac for the Author Book Award.