Dior announces the first winner of the Dior New Talent Photography Prize

FASHION and photography have always had a strong relationship. The designer Christian Dior, for instance, had a magical and well-documented creative partnership with the photographer Richard Avedon. Decades later, the house of Dior continues to champion photography talents, launching the first edition of the Dior New Talent Photography Prize in Arles. The prize has been awarded to Yoonkyung Jang, a 23-year old South Korean photographer from Seoul.

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Yoonkyung Jang’s Photos

Her photos will be displayed in an exhibition titled Dior, The Art of Colour, along with the work of other selected artists. Additionally, Dior will also award Jang a €10,000 grant. In turn, Jang is to create a specially commissioned piece for the storied fashion house.

Headed by Christian Dior Parfums, the prize is granted in partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles (ENSP) and The Luma Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization created to support independent contemporary artists. The jury is presided over by German photographer Peter Lindbergh and includes Simon Baker, director of The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Maja Hoffman, founder and president of The Luma Foundation, and Claude Martinez, President and CEO of Christian Dior Parfums.

Dior, The Art of Colour exhibition

by Kay Leong

The Art of Colour runs until September 23, 2018 at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles

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