International Dior Photography Award for Young Talents 2019

Market Photo Workshop is part of 11 partner schools taking part in the International Dior Photography Award for Young Talents 2019. The House of Dior in Paris, France, launched this project in January 2019 as an international photography competition among alumni and students from the best photo schools or photography departments in the world.

The first edition of Dior Photography Award for Young Talents was launched in 2018 by Dior in collaboration with Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP) in Arles, France and the LUMA Foundation. It gathered 8 schools from the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and France. The competition led to a collective exhibition of the laureates in Arles, inaugurated at the beginning of July during the Rencontres d’Arles festival. The winner of the competition received a 10 000 euros award as well as a photographic commission by Dior.

In 2019, Market Photo Workshop and two other schools from the Global South were invited to partner in the 2019 leg for this Award. In this edition, former Advance Programme in Photography student and current Courses team staff member at the Photo Workshop, Patrick Selemani was shortlisted in to the final list of Laureates that saw their work being exhibited at The Rencontres d’Arles 2019 in Arles, France. The exhibition is currently running until August 2019 at the Dior exhibition hall. The Rencontres d’Arles celebrates its 50th year of existence and it is the oldest and largest photography festival in Europe.

It was with sadness that Patrick Selemani was unfortunately unable to travel to this momentous occasion due to Visa delays.

Market Photo Workshop congratulates Patrick for this milestone in his career.

The partner schools are:

Ecole nationale supérieure de la Photographie, Arles (France)
Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Geneva (Switzerland)
International Center of Photography, New York (USA)
California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles (USA)
Royal College of Art, London (UK)
Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (China)
Kyoto University of Art and Design (Japan)
Fine Arts and Design College, University of Sharjah (UAE)
Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico (Mexico)
Chung-Ang University, Seoul (South Korea)