Dior Beauty Announces Pamela Tulizo as the Winner of Its Photography and Digital Arts Award

Dior Beauty Announces Pamela Tulizo as the Winner of Its Photography and Digital Arts Award

Dior Beauty Announces Pamela Tulizo as the Winner of Its Photography and Digital Arts Award

A digital exhibition of the honored artists will be available online starting July 15.

A digital exhibition of the honored artists will be available online starting July 15.

Text: Mili Godio

In partnership with Luma Arles and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (ENSP), the House of Dior just announced the winner of the 3rd edition International Photography and Digital Arts Award for Young Talents. Pamela Tulizo is a young Congolese artist and photographer living in Johannesburg and perfectly captured the “Face to Face” theme of this year’s competition.

Tulizo, who attends the Market Photo Workshop School in South Africa, submitted a series of thirteen color portraits titled “Double Identity” that conveys how women in Goma are presented to the outside world through the international media and contrasting that to a more personal image of how they wish to be represented.

According to a press release, Tulizo “chose to explore both the richness and conflict of identity in African women” and the photographs demonstrate “powerful representation, remarkable acuteness, and genuine evocative strength which captivated the entire jury.”

Tulizo will receive a 10,000 euro grant from the House of Dior, as well as a creative commission.

The jury, which consisted of Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, American artist Rachel Rose, founder and president of Luma Arles Maja Hoffmann, Danish photographer and top model Helen Christensen, and several others, deliberated remotely since March to decide a winner for the prestigious.

Since the young artists were unable to present their pieces in Arles in July (as originally planned), a digital exhibition will be made available to the public starting July 15 that honors the works of these participants. The exhibition can be viewed on the Luma Arles and Dior Beauty Instagram accounts, and on the Luma Arles website.

View some of these remarkable works below:

Pamela Tulizo, with authorization of use for Parfums Christian Dior

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