PhotoBoox Award 2022


On the occasion of the 2022 edition of the Photolux Festival. International Biennial of Photography, Photolux and L’Artiere Edizioni promote an international contest dedicated to photobooks.
The award is aimed to recognize the best unpublished editorial projects, giving them a broad visibility and a chance for publication. The winning project will be curated by Eva-Maria Kunz, produced and published by L’Artiere Edizioni with the contribution of Photolux.

Submissions are free of charge and open to all photographers or collectives, professionals and non, from all countries.

Quality, originality and consistency of the project are the main criteria for the inclusion in the selection.
Every participant can submit up to two book projects max. The projects must be unpublished.
Projects already published by a publishing house or self-published will not be considered. If already realized as an artist book, the jury reserves the right to evaluate whether to accept or reject the project, based on the number of copies made and the distribution of the book.

The project must be submitted as a digital dummy on .pdf format, complete in every aspect (including text and graphic layout).
Along with the dummy the following documentation must be included:
• Personal data of the photographer/collective: name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address;
• curriculum vitae;
• title and statement of the project, including the intentions and motivations (max 2000 characters);
• authorization to Photolux Festival and L’Artiere Edizioni to use the pictures submitted, electronically, and in print in the context of this competition, to document and promote this and future Festivals and competitions.

The authors selected in the shortlist will be asked to send a paper dummy that will be exhibited during the 2022 edition of Photolux Festival and then will become part of the Photolux Library, in the section dedicated to dummies. The dummies will also be exhibited in Arles on the occasion of the professional week of the Rencontres de la Photographie 2022 in the Artiere space.

The winner of the award will sign a regular publishing contract with L’Artiere Edizioni. The edition will be published in collaboration with the artist, the curator Eva-Maria Kunz and the publishers, based on the submitted dummy. However, the publishers hold the prerogative to adapt size, shape and form to improve the project for best production and marketing purposes.

The author must hold the copyright of the whole content included in the dummy.

The projects must be submitted following the guidelines above by email, before and not later than January 20, 2022 to the following email address:

The 2022 award committee is composed by:
Irene Attinger, indipendent curator
Ana Casas Broda, founder of Hydra+Fotografía
Yumi Goto, indipendent curator and founder of Reminders Photography Stronghold
Eva-Maria Kunz, ceiba editions
G. Gamberini, L’Artiere Edizioni

The award committee will meet during the month of January 2022.
The winner will be announced at the end of the month of January 2022.

THE AWARD COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO DECLARE A WINNER in case that there are no submissions deemed apt for a book publication

The winning project will be published and distributed by L’Artiere Edizioni and presented at Photolux Festival 2022 with an exhibition – together with the shortlisted books – in one of the official venue of the event and a book launch during the main weekend.
Both the winner and the shortlisted books will be also exhibited in Arles during the professional week of the Rencontres de la Photographie 2022 in the Artiere bookshop.