Parc des Ateliers, LUMA Foundation
Yoonkyung Jang, Chung-Ang University (Seoul)"Photography is the best way I found to express what I have to say. With this project, I had the opportunity to express how I feel today, as a woman in her twenties... At a time when flows are more rapid than ever, when everything merges so quickly, the most important thing to me is not losing sight of one's individuality."
Khoula Hamad at LUMA Foundation
Peter Lindberg, LUMA Foundation & Dior with Dior Photography Award for Young Talents winner Yoonkyung Jang
Sihyun Kim, Chung- And University (Seoul)Kim photogrpahed 1000 different women in Korea as part of her ID series, "Color is used as a tool to highlight one's uniqueness, within the frame of an identity photograph." By their own personal choices, for the first time, these women are able to convey some of their personality in an ID photograph.
Mia Moretti, Fanny Bourdette-Donon & Sonya Esman (all in Dior) at Parc des Ateliers, LUMA Foundation
"Do We All Dream Under The Same Sky" by Rirkrit Tiravanija at Parc des Ateliers, LUMA FoundationChloe Danquah, Fanny Bourdette-Donon, Mia Moretti and Sonya Esman
Jai UK Jung, Chung-Ang University (Seoul)"The idea is to stop adapting one's appearance to society's image of femininity, to be confronted only with one's own identity, unique and whole."
Yuan Wang behind my fan
Yuan Wang, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts"I tried to construct these portraits in an androgynous style. The women first strove to create a masculine look in a reaction to a world socially dominated by men. Today, they no longer have to use men as their point of reference: they make use of their features, their attitude and their own voice to convey a new perspective to the world."
Helene Bellenger , 29, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (Arles, France)Helene uses color "To bring out the makeup unseen on the black and white screen" that was grotesquely accentuated on the monochrome palette from the 1920's to 1950's. The resulting images- almost disturbing- the search for photogenic qualities, the modeling of the woman's image, questions the concept of universal beauty.
Tianqi Zong, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts"Today almost all women put on makeup before leaving their home, whether they are students or office workers.. I wanted to show them as authentically as possible. To me, the theme chosen reflects women's intimate knowledge of themselves."
Mia Moretti on site, LUMA Foundation
Khoula Hamad, 22, University of Sharjah College of Fine Arts and Design (UAE)"Humanity has always defined beauty by a person's appearance. In this series of photographs, I wanted to portray feline beauty without limiting myself to facial features... Removing the woman's face shifts the focus to the overall appearance, and shows that all woman are beautiful, in their own way."
Julien Tucker, International School of Photography (NYC)"When a woman looks in the mirror, what does she see? Originality is what is most beautiful. A mirror reflects who we are, where we come from, and where we are going."
Mia Moretti & Julien Tucker
Noah Dillon, Luka Sabbat & Julien Tucker
Chloe Danquah (in front of Yoonkyung Jang's photograph)
The Grand Hall designed by Annabelle Selldorf, LUMA Foundation
Mai Sakura, Tokyo University of the ArtsOn photographing the first female Shinto priest in 370 years: "Her beauty is not superficial: it is rooted within her. I think it comes from her devotion. Her beauty is like wild flowers: simple but radiant. I want to continue to shoot her in the future: because we are the same age, it would be a form of self-examination."
Sofia Pankevich, Rodchenko School of Photography (Moscow)"The models I shot don't fit into modern beauty ideals. Each body is unique. In the same way, every lithograph is unique. It is impossible to repeat the same print twice, even with the same exposures and development times. The imperfections give life and beauty to an image, just as a body that deviates from standards can assert its authenticity. A snapshot can be an action. And a series of photos can be a statement. Photography is my means of expression."
Loreal Prystaj, Royal College of Arts (London)Loreal expressed her series with the accompanied poem: "You are a goddess. Possessing the depth of Mother Nature, the focus of a warrior. You are HARMONY, graceful and strong. You shape the World. You are all things. You are everywhere."
Wenqingao Lei, Royal College of Arts (London)"In China, red is the colour of the state and in many contexts, it is the colour of women: the colour of lustful women, furious women, active women. It is the color of all women, together, in their unity. "
Zhuoying Wang, 22, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts"My understanding of contemporary feminism is above all a away of defining the notion of femininity, of living it, instead of performing like a 'girl.' Life experiences are my source of creation. Based on my own experience, I was able to see the concerns and emotions of adolescence in the girls around me, as well a the anxiety that can overwhelm them. It is my way of representing a form of urban, model and global humanity."