The jury of the Prix Picto de la Jeune Photographie de Mode convened on November 16th to elect its winner. The 14th edition of the prize was awarded to Diane Sagnier, a 21-year old photographer and graduate of the Gobelins School of the Image in Paris.
The jury was comprised of seven figures from the world of art and fashion: Daniela Balzarotti (Open Space Paris – Photography agent), Safia Bouyahia (Design director at BETC Luxe), Barbara Chevalier (Director of Acquisitions at TBWA), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Couturier), Stéphane Damant (Assistant artistic director of the Festival Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme), Gérard Links (Galerie Taïss), Isabelle Peyrut (Fashion editor-in-chief of Be mag)
Diane Sagnier: biography
Born in 1990, I first became interested in the image at a very young age, inspired by my father’s passion for photography and my grandmother’s career as an artist. Photography became my primary medium of expression in 2006, as high school graduation was fast approaching. I decided to pursue photography full-time and applied to the Gobelins School of the Image, where I was accepted in 2008. Since then, my photographs have evolved not only technically, but also in terms of feeling. They inevitably revolve around a certain aura, muses, handsome boys and pretty things, memories, atmospheres, the melancholy of happier times. Sometimes they depict more abstract concepts: mixtures of symbols, shapes and colors. Fashion serves as a compass for creation, as a rational and practical response to the question “Why?” which allows me to make my work more marketable and gives me direction. Since graduating from Gobelins last year, I have worked as a fashion and music photographer.