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LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD 2021

4 July - 26 September 2021

10.00 AM - 07.30 PM

Estimated visit time: 10 minutes

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Since 2015, the Rencontres d'Arles has offered a prize to help publish a dummy book. 

Endowed with a €25,000 production budget, the award is open to any photographer or emerging artist using photography on the basis of a proposal for a book that has never been published. Experimental and innovative editorial forms receive special attention.

This year, 140 works from 32 countries were submitted.

The projects pre-selected for the 2021 Dummy Book Award are :

MARIO CAPRIOTTI with Sedimenti
GUILLAUME CHAMAHIAN with Nom de code César
FLORENCIA GRISANTI & TITO GONZALEZ GARCIA with Mapuñuke, leaf witnesses
YOUQINE LEFÈVRE with The Land of Promises
THOMAS MAILAENDER with Life and adventures of a silver woman on planet earth
DILLON MARSH with Diamond Coast
ROBERTO MOLINA TONDOPÓ with Tránsito
ROMAIN MONTCET with Collection
MOE SUZUKI with Sokohi
LUCREZIA ZANARDI with Present Traces of a Past Existence: A Photographic Research
MARTINA ZANIN with I Made Them Run Away

The winners of the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2020 was Yto Barrada & Bettina for Bettina. Special Mention to Kourtney Roy for The Other End of The Rainbow.

The recipient of the 2019 edition of the award was Chow & Lin for The Povery Line.

The recipient of the 2018 edition of the award was Marina Gadonneix for Phénomènes. A special mention was given to the dummy book by Indré Urbonaité (State of Shame).

The recipients of the 2017 edition of the award were Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, Oksana Yushko and Anna Shpakova for Grozny: Nine Cities.

The recipients of the second edition of the award were Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber for their book You and Me. A special mention was given to the dummy book by Mathieu Asselin (Monsanto).

In 2015, the recipient was Yann Gross for his Jungle Book.

With support from the Luma Foundation.