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a production budget of € 25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.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 2021 winner’s dummy book, as well as those of the nominees, will be exhibited this summer during the Rencontres d’Arles.
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.
The application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2021.
An international jury will choose the winner.
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