Friday, 22 May 2009

Discovery Award - The Rencontres d'Arles Awards 2009

The 40th edition of Rencontres d’Arles : 60 expositions from 7 July to 13 September 2009. Festival opening week for professionals and the press, from 6 to 12 July.

With guest curator Nan Goldin

A festival that includes photo workshops, portfolio reviews, a seminar 'The Artistic Status of Photography', a symposium 'Talking about Photographers - Ruptures' and much more. (It really makes me want to go to the south of France).

"The Rencontres d'Arles Discovery Award goes to a photographer or an artist making use of photography whose work has been recently discovered internationally or deserves to be. The winner is chosen by a vote of photography professionals present in Arles during opening week and receives 25,000 €."

Winner of the Discovery Award 2008 : Pieter Hugo

The Contemporary Book Award goes to the best photographer’s project book published between 1st June 2007 and 31st May 2008. The grant award is 8,000 €.

Winner of the Contemporary Book Award 2008 : Strange and Singular by Michael Abrams, Loosestrife Editions, 2007.

The Historical Book Award goes to the best thematic or monographic publication published between 1st June 2007 and 31st May 2008. The grant award is 8,000 €.

Winner of the Historical Book Award 2008 : Nein Onkel, Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007.

Historical Book Award 2008 – special award of the jury : Le vocabulaire technique de la photographie, book to wich several authors have contributed under the supervision of Anne Cartier Bresson , 2008.

More on the website

The Rencontres d'Arles Awards are an opportunity to discover new talents at the Rencontres d'Arles since 2002. Three Awards, will be featured all summer long in Arles and the prizes will be awarded on Saturday 11 July 2009 during the festival's opening week.

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