Edition 2018

LUMA rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2018

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles offers an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This 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a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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 2017 edition of the award were Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, Oksana Yushko and Anna Shpakova for Grozny: Nine Cities. In 2016, the recipients 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.

This year, 195 publications have been received, from 40 countries.


State of shame

2018 JURY
Émilie Lauriola - LE BAL
Maja Hoffman - Fondation Luma
Matthieu Humery - Fondation Luma
Jérôme Sother - GwinZegal
Sam Stourdzé - Les Rencontres d’Arles

Shortlisted projects for the DUMMY BOOK AWARD 2018:
42.334N, 13.334E, Mario CAPRIOTTI
Alexander, Michal SIAREK
Daddy Cool, Martin MAGNTORN
Echo, Angeniet BERKERS
Forain, Kaffers en Boerin, Siska VANDECASTEELE
Hereafter, Federico CLAVARINO
Index G, Piergiorgio CASOTTI and Emanuele BRUTTI
Lost Island, Alexandre GUIRKINGER
Most Were Silent, Vittorio MORTAROTTI and Anush HAMZEHIAN
One-Car-Bazaar, Kevin KUNSTADT
Phenomenes, Marina GADONNEIX
Phoenicia: Irrational catalogue, Alfonso MORAL RODRIGUEZ
Raimundo, Reading David Goldblatt's on the Mines, Melissa BENNETT
State of shame, Indre URBONAITE
Themmuns, Jens SCHWARZ
The Shibayamas, Giancarlo SHIBAYAMA
Ways of understanding, Voodoo/Vodun, Muriel SCHOUTEN
Wv.B/ English, Lewis BUSH
you never told me about your time in prison, Schore MEHRDJU

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