Envisioned as an international cultural event to highlight the work in the arts and the film, The Festival de Cannes continues to astonish the individuals who attend every May. Although its 1939 edition didn’t happen due to the war, 1946 marked the beginning of a true and legendary congregation of the best in entertainment, film, and cultural enlightenment. Celebrities from all over the world and their exclusive appearances in major feature films has increasingly been covered by the media. Every attendee wants a glimpse of the distinctiveness that stars convey the moment they walk the red carpet. For the 2016 edition, Leica Camera hosted the Leica Cine Discovery Prize as an official partner of La Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes. Along with its sister company, CW Sonderoptic GmbH, both were official sponsors of the award, used to recognize young talents in the world of short films.
The medium of photography has been the silent and subtle protagonist of this festival, making it possible to see what happens in and out of the festival, showing enthusiasts and professionals the world of The Festival de Cannes. Below are some of the most compelling images that show the livelihood and emotions felt through the course of the festival, documented by French photographer Julien Mignot. Delight yourself with the pictures that take you to the light blue coast of Cannes and the fresh breeze of the Golf de la Napoule.
What Julien likes most are the uncountable set of possibilities to feed his curiosity using the medium of photography. At night, he swings between the Silencio and the Paris Philharmonic. During the day he runs between the backstages of catwalk fashion shows to portrait shoots. He works for both classic and pop musicians (Wagram, Universal, EMI, Naïve), the Amman Festival of the Image in Jordan where he curates the French part, and J’Adore Ce Que Vous Faites!, his studio is located near the Canal Saint-Martin.
His images have landed the pages of magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Libération, Le M du Monde, Elle, le New-Yorker, Grazia and also in the Parisian metro. When he has spare time he goes back to his roots, in Auvergne with his volcanos and his vines.
To know more about Julien Mignot’s work, please visit his official website and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
fantastic Cannes insights! I haven’t had such a Cannes perspective.