Edition 2017

LUMA Rencontres
Arles 2017

For the third consecutive year, the Rencontres d’Arles offers an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This new prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative publication forms. The recipients of the second edition of the award were Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber for their book Toi et moi, and a special mention was given to the dummy book by Mathieu Asselin, Monsanto. In 2015, the winner was Yann Gross with his poject Jungle Book. In 2016, 300 publications from 37 countries were received.

2017 jury composed of
Sam Stourdzé, director, Les Rencontres d'Arles ;
Delphine Bedel, editor Meta/Books ;
Matthieu Charon, editor RVB Books ; 
Matthieu Humery, director of Living Archive Program, Fondation Luma

announced the following shortlisted candidates:

Terje ABUSDAL, Slash & Burn
Alexander CHERNAVSKIY, eBay them all!
Ilyas HAJJI, anti/terror
Claire HUSS et Clémentine SCHNEIDERMANN, I Called Her Lisa Marie
Chloé JAFE, I give you my life
Alex KEMMAN, Whispers of War
Ines KÖNITZ, Eleganza in movimento
Olga KRAVETS, Maria MORINA et Oksana YUSHKO, Grozny: Nine Cities
Fatih KURCEREN, Motorway of Macedonia
Ikuru KUWAJIMA, I, Oblomov
Anton Roland LAUB, Mobile Churches
Peter LIND, Reverse collection
Thomas MERLE et Clémentine ROCHE, Mirador
Nicoleta MOISE, Nu sînt deplin fericita decit aici, in tara mea
Anne MÜCHLER et Nico SCHMITZ, Encounter - Truth Construction
Sergey NOVIKOV, Grassroots
Nicolas POLLI, Ferox The Forgotten Archives 1976-2010
Maya ROCHAT, A rock is a river
Ruth STOLTENBERG, Schengen
Mayumi SUZUKI, The restoration will
Wiktoria WOJCIECHOWSKA, Sparks

The winners of DUMMY BOOK AWARD 2017 are
Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, Anna Shpakova, Oksana Yushko,

With support from the LUMA Foundation.

  • 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