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.


LOCATION: jimei citizen center

Main partner: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.

With the support from the Fnac for the Author book award.