Dior Beauty announce the winner of its Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents

CHRISTIAN Dior Parfums partners up with LUMA Arles and The École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (ENSP) to announce the winner of the 7th edition Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents. 

Taiwanese artist Chia Huang from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris claims the winning title for her photographic series “Silence is speaking”, judged amongst a panel of esteemed names chaired by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe. 

The jury consisted of names such as Marina Hoffmann, Art historian Julie Jones, Laurent Montaron, a French contemporary artist alongside Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, Peter Philips and Simon Baker, Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.

Chia Huang

Huang adventured into the quaint town of Taitung, where she met two autistic brothers who were unable to communicate using traditional language and who resided with their father battling cancer. Heart-wrenching and sensitive, the images demonstrate their silent communication and body gesticulations. 

Additionally, Chinese artist Yiding Wang from the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art received a Jury Honourable mention for his video “Go Back Home’ a narrative showcasing a young man carting a blossoming peach tree on his back to take to his father’s hometown, honouring his last wishes. 

Huang will be awarded a 10,000 euro grant from Dior, and the photographic series will be showcased at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris starting at the beginning of next year.

Alongside Huang, Wang and 12 finalists will be allowed to exhibit their works at the Lampisterie, LUMA Arles, which commenced at the beginning of July and will run until 29th September 2024.

by Nicole Pereira