CHRISTIAN Dior Parfums have announced French-Caribbean photographer Cédrine Scheidig as the winner of the fourth edition of the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents.
Crowning Scheidig’s photography series It is a Blessing To Be The Colour of Earth, the photographer – who trained at the National School of Photography in Arles – documents self-discovery, diaspora imagination and the intersection between urbanity and nature in her arresting images.
The jury was presided over by Norwegian Photographer Torbjørn Rødland, composed of Chinese multidisciplinary Pixy Liao; founder of the LUMA Foundation Maja Hoffmann; Spanish photographer Coco Capitán and American photographer Tyler Mitchell, amongst many other notable names.
Cédrine Scheidig will receive a €10,000 grant from the house of Dior as well as a creative commission. Scheidig’s photos, along with the works by the 12 finalists will be exhibited at the Forges in the Parc Des Ateliers At Luma Arles this summer.
by Sophia Ford-Palmer