The 34th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion accessories, Hyères, will take place between Thursday 25 and Monday 29 April, 2019, at the Villa Noailles. The exhibitions will be open to the public until 26 May, 2019. Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard.
Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion design. Since 1997, a competition has also existed for emerging photographers. And this year, for the third time, a competition will also recognize young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals. Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to providing long term support. Practical assistance is provided right on stage at the competition as well as over a period of two years in various different areas: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal matters, media, exhibitions, workshops, and residencies. This year again, new partners are providing support for this young generation by joining forces with the arts centre.
The photography jury is presided over this year by Craig McDean. The jury met at the Première Heure studio in Paris on 23 January, 2019, in order to chose the ten finalists of the competition (700 entries received from 50 nationalities, 61 short-listed). The jury is composed of: Craid McDEAN (Photographer, New York, president of the jury), Marc Ascoli (Creative Director, AnOther, Paris), Thomas Bonnouvrier (Manager, Art + Commerce, Paris), Patrice Haddad (Producer, Première Heure Paris), Paris Lees (Journalist, London), Patrick Li (Creative Director, founder of Li Inc., New York), Guinevere Van Seenus (Model, New York), Masha Vasyukova (FILMMAKER, Paris), Eva O’Leary (Grand Prix of Photography Jury 2018, New York).
The jury has chosen ten young photographers of seven nationalities. Their photographs will be presented in two collective exhibitions in the villa Noailles and in the Tour des Templiers, open until 26 May, 2019. The ten photographers will be commissioned to shoot two new series as part of the competition: for the Still Life Award using jewelry accessories loaned by the partners of the festival, and for the American Vintage Photography Award using the fashion collections of the brands. The finalists of the 2019 photography competition are:
Federico Berardi Switzerland - Italy
Hubert Crabieres - France
Kerry J Dean - United Kingdom
Tommy Kha - China - USA
Hilla Kurki - Finland
Vincent Levrat - Switzerland
Alice Mann - South Africa
Andrew Nuding - Ireland
Jean-Vincent Simonet - France
Elsa & Johanna - France
GRAND PRIX OF PHOTOGRAPHY JURY – CHANEL is supporting the Grand Prix of Photography Jury. The award winner will receive a grant of 20,000 euros from CHANEL.
AMERICAN VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE – For the next three years, American Vintage will partner with the Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, Hyères by creating the American Vintage Photography Award. The grant, with a value of 15,000 euros (including 5,000 euros for the chosen photographer), includes a commission for a fashion photo shoot and will be awarded to one of the finalists.
STILL LIFE AWARD – The award winner is granted 5,000 euros. Other special awards may be given by the photography jury... GoSee : villanoailles-hyeres.com