Pamela Tulizo has won the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talent, the third edition of the prestigious prize which is held in conjunction with Luma Arles.
Based in Johannesburg, Tulizo won the coveted prize thanks to her Face to Face sensibility. The award carries a prize of €10,000 and the guarantee of a creative commission from the house of Dior.
“This young photographer of Congolese origin, who now lives in Johannesburg, chose to explore the richness and conflict of identity in African women in a series entitled “Double Identity.” In 13 color self-portraits, she demonstrates powerful representation, remarkable acuteness, and genuine evocative strength which captivated the entire jury,” Dior said in a release.
Tulizo’s series has already begun being exhibited since July 15 at Luma Arles, an experimental cultural complex located in 17-acres next door to that city’s famed Roman ruins. Due to the pandemic, Luma Arles is this year a digital exhibition. Tulizo’s works are also available Luma Arles and Dior Instagram accounts. The Rencontres d’Arles is an international festival that is widely regarded as the single most important annual gathering for contemporary photography.
The jury for Dior’s Young Talent award was chaired by Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen and composed of Helena Christensen; artist Rachel Rose; Maja Hoffmann, the founder and driving force of Luma Arles; Emma Lavigne, director of the Palais de Tokyo; Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris; and Jérôme Pulis, international communications director of Christian Dior Parfums.