Students in Residence
The Festival has invited twice this year the same six students from the Ecole in residence in Deauville to photograph the city. The winner of 3,000 euros is Namsa Laubia, on the theme of ‘scenes form the beach.’
Another portfolio has been noticed: The one of Guillaume Collignon, on the theme of ‘Deauville’s villas.’
The school, founded in 1821, is one of Europe’s most reputed art schools. The photographic study program initiated in 1998 has attracted such renowned professionals as Paolo Roversi, Nan Goldin and Stephen Shore, to be guest lecturers. The program’s goal is to help graduates enter the professional world by offering an arts program of classes in publishing and advertising art direction, film and audiovisual production. Each year approximately twenty students of all nationalities graduate from this prestigious school, many of them attaining professional recognition.