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11 July 2014

Discovery Award 2014

The five nominators of the 2014 Discovery Award are photography experts from five continents who programme festivals and/or work at institutions.

Quentin Bajac, chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York,

Alexis Fabry, a curator specialising in Latin American photography and the founder of Toluca Editions in Paris,

Bohnchang Koo, exhibition curator and photography professor at Kyungil University in Seoul, Korea,

Wim Mélis, curator of the Noorderlicht Photography Foundation in the Netherlands,

Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director of the African Artist’s Foundation (AAF) in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Discovery Award is given to a photographer or an artist using photography whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be so.

Every year since 2002, nominators invited by the Rencontres d’Arles each select two photographers in the running for this award, who present their work at personal exhibitions at the Parc des Ateliers. Professionals present during the Rencontres d’Arles opening week decide by vote who among the ten artists is the award winner, who receives €25,000 during an award ceremony at the Théâtre Antique.

With the exclusive support of the LUMA Foundation since 2002.