The International Festival of Fashion Photography in Cannes eleventh edition is a key event dedicated to fashion with the will to highlight the work and talent of the most influent fashion photographers of our time. Through its different exhibition places, the public can discover the top international photo creation in fashion and see some extaordinary pictures.
Large color or balck and white prints
Honored photographers will spread in the open air from June 15 to August 28, 2013. The International Festival of Fashion Photography is a unique venue for professionals as well as for enthousiats (photographers, fashion designers, advertisement agencies artistic directors, fashion magazines, model agencies, photographers agencies…) The main exhibition places are situed along the sea front: the Palm Beach Casino – an elegant and pretigious setting, built according to the purest style of Art Deco – the gardens of the Roseraie in the magnificent palm-tree gardens at the Port Canto and the most glamorous catwalk of all: the Croisette.
The Palm Beach Casino, with its feet in the mediteranean, is one of the most prestigious gambling venues of the French Riviera coast. A perfect setting for work dedicated to beauty, grace and fantasy: for the International Festival of Fashion Photography, the Colosses room, halls and hallways, will turn into art galleries. Night and day, the Croisette and the gardens of the Roseraie will showcase large color or black and white prints (3×5 meters) of guest artists’ works. From the Croisette up to the palm Beach, along the seashore, passing through the gardens of the Roseraie, fashion photography will be largely displayed on a grand formats, the city of Cannes turning into a wide open air gallery.
The Festival pays tribute to Sacha
Guest photographer Sacha Van Dorssen – known as Sacha – was born in Rotterdam. After studying photography at the Sint Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, she went to Paris in 1963 to improve her skills through a photography training course ant met Elle magazine’s art director, Peter Knapp, who was the one who asked her for her first pictures. From 1964, she regularly work for French magazines including Elle, Marie-Claire, Vogue Hommes, as well as international magazines like The Sunday Times Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, Stern, Vogue, GQ, the Italian edition of Harpers’ Bazaar… In 1977, she started a close cooperation with the monthly French magazine Marie-Claire, that would last until 1999. Commenting her invitation as guest at the International Festival of Fashion Photography, she said: “As I love shooting in daylight, I could never have imagined that my pictures would be exhibited in large format in Cannes, in this wonderful landscape between the Roseraie palm trees. I’m sure that the sun, the blue sky and you will all be a party to this exhibition.”
The jury of the Festival
The 2013 jury of the International festival of Fashion Photography, composed of some prominent artistic edition directors and advertising agencies directors, will present winners with three awards according to creativity, imagination and daring of the artists’ work – their talent to fire people’s imagination.
– the 2013 Grand Prize of the fashion photography
– the 2013 Jeune Talent – Young Talent – Prize
– the 2013 Grand Prize of beauty photography.
The International Festival of Fashion Photography, initiated by Artexpo, is sponsored the City of Cannes, the Palm Beach Casino, the Groupe Partouche, the Garden Beach Hotel and traphot.com, with the support of Photo magazine.