Dior Parfums scouts Arles’ young photographers

Rachel Fleminger Hudson, the recipient of the Dior prize (which comes with a cash award of 10,000 euros and a creative commission), investigates the limits that separate a person’s fantasy self-image from their actual self-image. Perfumes created by Christian Dior

Rachel Fleminger Hudson, a young artist from the United Kingdom, is the recipient of the 5th edition of the Photography and Visual Arts Prize which is awarded annually by a Parisian house.

During the time of the Rencontres de la photographie, it can be challenging to navigate through the streets of Arles, which are in their full effervescence. In the middle of the day, at the headquarters of the Meetings, a discussion about copyright and NFTs are held in front of an audience that has been rendered unresponsive by the heat.

In the evening, the Place du Forum is transformed into a Tower of Babel with its terraces, which attract renowned photographers, students, amateurs, and foreign tourists who are interested in seeing this cultural phenomenon in this characteristic Provencal town. Because a significant part of the festival’s allure derives from how it successfully blends the spirit of Pagnol with the worlds of art and commerce, creating an environment in which everyone strums on their smartphones while wearing sandals by Tod’s or Birkenstock.

Read also: The Luma Foundation is set to inaugurate its doors on June 26 in Arles.

Dior Parfums, in collaboration with Luma Arles and the National School of Photography in Arles, hosted the award ceremony for the Dior Prize for Photography and Visual Arts on Friday, July 8. The event was arranged by Dior Parfums and took place in this artistically hip environment. (ENSP). The only thing that even remotely hints at what Dior Parfums does is…

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