Edition 2022

THE 2022 BOOK AWARDS

The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards were created to support the publishing of photography books, a swiftly growing domain, and to help these publications reach a broader public. There are three categories of awards: Authors’ Books, Historical Books, and Photo-Text Books. The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la Littérature backs and encourages the last one, which celebrates the relationship between words and images. Each award comes with a €6,000 prize and singles out the best photography book in its category published between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. A pre-jury and a jury of photography experts choose the shortlisted works and the winners. Each book submitted is deposited in the library of the  cole Nationale Sup rieure de la Photographie d’Arles. The shortlist is presented to the public in a dedicated space throughout the festival, and the winners are announced during opening week.

THE AUTHOR BOOK AWARD rewards the best author project for a contemporary photography work. It is endowed with 6,000 euros.
→ DISCOVER THE 43 BOOKS SELECTED FOR THE AUTHORS' BOOK AWARD.

THE HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD rewards the best documented book on photography or about a photographer. It can either be a thematic or monographic book. It is endowed with 6,000 euros
→ THE 15 BOOKS SELECTED FOR THE HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD.

THE PHOTO-TEXT BOOK AWARD rewards the best book in which photographs and words contribute equally to the work. It is endowed with 6,000 euros
→ THE 18 BOOKS SELECTED FOR THE PHOTO-TEXTS' BOOK AWARD.

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

  • 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
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture