Edition 2019


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a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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 recipient of the 2018 edition of the award was Marina Gadonneix for Phénomènes, and a special mention was given to the dummy book by Indré Urbonaité (State of Shame). In 2017, Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, Oksana Yushko and Anna Shpakova received the award 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 2018, 195 publications from 40 countries were received. The 2019 winner will be announced during the opening week.

This year, 146 works from 36 countries were received. The winner will be announced during the opening week.

Marta Gili, art critic and exhibition curator
Matthieu Humery, Luma Fondation
Sam Stourdzé, the Rencontres d’Arles

Chow & Lin, The Poverty Line

Karin Borghouts, Paris Impasse 
Éric Bouvet, La Ligne noire  
Simon Brodbeck & Lucie de Barbuat, Silent World 
Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Güle Güle 
Chow & Lin, The Poverty Line 
Kenji Chiga, The Suicide Boom 
Vincent Desailly, The Trap 
Annabel Elgar, Noon in the Desert 
Katherine Longly, To Tell My Real Intentions 
Sophie Lvoff, The Panama City Papers
Massimo Mastrorillo & Pamela Piscielli, The Sea Is Us
Marilene Ribeiro, Dead Water
Marc Schroeder, Order 7161 
Smith, Traum
Sara Vighi, Handbook of a Town 
Mirjam Wahlen, I Thought of You As Gold, But You Are Such a Pain 
Johan Willner & Peo Olsson, Heaps
Takagi Yasuyuki, Marronnier

With support from 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