Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered 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a production budget of € 25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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 forms of publishing.

The submission deadline is Friday, May 13, 2022.

An international jury will choose the winner.
The 2022 winner’s dummy book, as well as those of the nominees, will be exhibited this summer during the Rencontres d’Arles.

The winner of the Dummy Book 2021 is Moe Suzuki with Sokohi.
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.

Download below the terms and conditions of participation and the form.

  • 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