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RESULTS OF THE 53RD RENCONTRES D'ARLES OPENING WEEK JULY 4 TO 10 2022

“The 2022 festival lives up to its name: the Rencontres d’Arles. Some 18,585 professionals and enthusiasts gathered around the artists and a wealth of photographic practices.

We wanted the program to reveal the diversity and porosity of approaches and views, striking a balance between historical, contemporary and emerging photography and visual, experimental and documentary practices.

The public success is primarily that of artists whose sensitivity and commitment allow us to feel and view the world differently.”

Aurélie de Lanlay and Christoph Wiesner, assistant director and director of the Rencontres d’Arles

The Rencontres d'Arles is pleased to announce that attendance figures for opening week were back up to the level in 2019 (year of the 50th anniversary): 18,585 visitors from July 4 to 10, 40% of them international.

- 18,585 visitors, 40% of them from outside France

- 40 exhibitions on the official program in addition to 15 Grand Arles Express exhibitions

- 20 curators 

- 165 artists     

- 66 public events: round tables, panel discussions, tours with artists and curators, book signings, etc.

Day and night across the city, the program’s photographers and curators met the public at evening projections, exhibition tours, debates, lectures, etc. The Rencontres d’Arles showed its solidarity with the Ukrainian people fighting for their freedom and paid tribute all week to artists and photographers whose lives are threatened by Russian aggression.

This year, the different venues’ atmospheres echoed the program’s diversity. The Rencontres held exhibitions in historic places and landmarks in the center of town, the Atelier de la Mécanique in the Parc des Ateliers, Monoprix, Croisière and the Summer Garden. Saint Blaise Church hosted works by Susan Meiselas and Marta Gentilucci, who teamed up to create an installation mixing videos and original music.

See you next year at the 54th edition!

PHOTO PUBLISHING IN ARLES

At the invitation of the Rencontres d'Arles, France PhotoBook organized Arles Books Fair 2022 focusing on the richness and variety of publishing endeavors. Around 60 publishers from over 15 countries attended the event, which included meetings with photographers and authors.

AWARDS PRESENTED DURING OPENING WEEK

THE WOMEN IN MOTION AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 

Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles presented the 2022 Women In Motion Award to French-American photographer Babette Mangolte, who discussed her career, her work and the place of women in her oeuvre. 

Created in 2019, the Women In Motion Award for Photography comes with a €25,000 prize for the acquisition of the winning artist’s works for the Rencontres d'Arles collection.   

THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD

This year, the 10 shortlisted projects were considered as a single exhibition, designed by curator Taous Dahmani from selection to hanging. She and scenographer Amanda Antunes innovatively and eco-responsibly highlighted the emerging scene at one of the festival’s emblematic venues, the Church of the Preaching Friars.

Winner:
Rahim Fortune
for I can't stand to see you cry
Presented by Sasha Wolf Projects, New York

Special mention:
Olga Grotova
for Our grandmothers' gardens
Presented by Pushkin House, London

The Public Award:
Mika Sperling
for I have done nothing wrong
Presented by Ahoi, Lucerne, Switzerland

Amount: €15,000 to be used for the purchase of works that will become part of the Rencontres d'Arles collection and €5,000 for the Public Prize
With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation and Polka   

THE LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD 

Winner:
Maciejka Art
for Hoja Santa
Graphic design: Maciejka Art, Inframundo (Ramon Pez and Ana Casas), Mexico
Amount: €25,000
In partnership with the Luma Foundation

Special mention:
Alejandro Luperca Morales
for El Retrato de ta Ausencia
Graphic design: Fernando Gallegos, Mexico

THE BOOK AWARDS

THE PHOTO-TEXT BOOK AWARD 

Winner:
Desiderea Nuncia
Author: Smith, Lucien Raphmaj & Diplomates 
Publisher: Palais Books, Arles 
Design: Yann Linsart
Amount: €6,000

Special mention:
Nos prisons
Author: Maxence Rifflet
Publisher: Le pont du jour, Cherbourg
Design: David Poullard

THE HISTORY BOOK AWARD

Winner:
Quitting Your Day Job: Chauncey Hare’s Photographic Work
Author: Robert Slifkin
Publisher: Mack, London 
Design: Morgan Crowcroft-Brown
Amount: €6,000

Special mention:
Aenne Biermann. Up Close and Personal
Author: Aenne Biermann & collective 
Publisher: Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Zurich
Design: Sylph Editions London

THE AUTHOR’S BOOK AWARD

Winner:
Strike, Strajk
Author: Rafaƚ Milach & collective
Publisher: Jednostka Gallery, Warsaw
Design: Ania Nałęcka-Milach, Rafał Milach
Amount: €6,000

THE PRIX DE LA PHOTO MADAME FIGARO-ARLES 

The Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro-Arles is awarded to a woman photographer whose work is shown at the festival. 

Winner:
Amina Kadous for Or Blanc (White Gold), presented in the exhibition If a tree falls in a forest.

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