Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival
Chosen by Patrick Burgoyne,
editor, Creative Review
Each year the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival showcases the work of ten up-and- coming photographers in the south of France. I was on the selection panel for this year’s event, whittling down a shortlist of some 60 portfolios to the final ten. Purely by chance, we ended up with five male and five female photographers. There’s a fine line between being encouraging and being patronising but for me it was wonderful to see so many talented female photographers coming through: would we have had the same results in a competition for young graphic designers or ad creatives? I doubt it.
The work of the five women is shown here. All ten will be featured on the blog.