Discovery Award 2016
Supported by the LUMA Foundation since 2002, this is the Rencontres d’Arles’ top prize.
The idea is simple: five preeminent figures from the art world each nominate two artists. Gender parity has been the rule since 2015.
We stage an exhibition for all of the nominees and a jury of professionals votes to choose a winner, who is awarded €25,000 to continue his or her work.
Florian Ebner, head of the Photographic Collection at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany,
Mouna Mekouar, independent exhibition curator,
Stéphanie Moisdon, art critic, exhibition curator, and co-director of Le Consortium, a contemporary art centre in Dijon,
Aida Muluneh, founder of Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
Stefano Stoll, director of the Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland,