THE 2017 BOOK AWARDS

The Rencontres d’Arles book awards were created at the same time as the festival in order to support the swift growth in the publishing of photography books and to help them reach a broader public. There are now three categories of awards: authors’ books, historical books and, since 2016, photo-text books. Each award comes with a €6,000 prize and singles out the best photography books published between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. A jury of photography book experts announces the winners’ names during opening week. Each book is received in two copies: one is deposited at the library of the École Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, the other put on public display throughout the festival period.

All the books received for the 2017 Book Awards are exhibited on display in Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival.

The jury is composed of Florian Ebner (Centre Pompidou), Laia Abril (photographer), Jerome Marc (Fnac), Vera Michalski (Fondation Jan Michalski pour l'écriture et la littérature), Wim Van Sinderen (Fotomuseum Den Haag) and Newsha Tavakolian (photographer).

WINNER OF THE AUTHOR BOOK AWARD 2017

Ville de Calais, Henk Wildschut. GWINZEGAL, French version editor; Henk WILDSCHUT, English version auto edited.

SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE AUTHOR BOOK 2017

Kent Klich, Gaza Works, Kent Klich, Louise Wolthers, Dragana Vujanovic Ostlind. KOENIG BOOKS LTD, Sweden.

WINNER OF THE PHOTO-TEXT AWARD 2017

The Movement of Clouds around Mount Fuji, photographed and filmed by Masanao Abe, Masanao Abe, Helmut Völter. SPECTOR BOOKS, Germany.

WINNER OF THE HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD:

LATIF ALANI, Latif Alani, Morad Montazami, Tamara Chalabi. EDITIONS HANNIBAL, Belgium.

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DURATION: NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - JANUARY 3, 2018

LOCATION: JIMEI CITIZEN CENTER

Main partner: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.  With support from the Fnac for the Author book award.