PhotoVogue announces selected artists from their first ever Global Open Call: The Next Great Fashion Image Makers hosted by Picter.
From Africa to Asia to Europe, the selected artists from PhotoVogue’s first ever Global Open Call: The Next Great Fashion Image Makers, truly represent a diverse community of artists. Elected by an international jury comprised of both Condé Nast staff and global photography experts, the selected artists were chosen from 3,000 artists who applied from 121 different countries. These artists will have their work exhibited at the next edition of PhotoVogue Festival in Milan (November 17-20, 2022).
Although PhotoVogue has been around since 2011, this was its first Global Open Call. Through this Global Open Call, PhotoVogue focused on finding the most talented fashion image makers in the world. The PhotoVogue jury specifically sought out artists tackling issues relating to social justice and sustainability. The images that came in were compelling and dynamic. The selected artists truly push the boundaries of contemporary fashion photography. Take a closer look at the selected artists and their work here.
Our mission and what we would like to do with Photo Vogue being global is to give opportunities and possibilities to talented artists throughout the worldAlessia Glaviano, Head of Global PhotoVogue
Head of Global PhotoVogue, Alessia Glaviano, notes that the images from the selected artists are charged with issues of race and gender. Overall, the images are very socially conscious.
“Our mission and what we would like to do with Photo Vogue being global is to give opportunities and possibilities to talented artists throughout the world. We would like to highlight local talent so we can really give work to artists everywhere in the world, that’s my hope,” Alessia explains. With 25 Vogue editions operating in 32 different markets, the goal is to provide these artists with the opportunity to work within the Condé Nast Global Network.
Through PhotoVogue, Alessia and her team aim to shape a more ethical business space. They strive to create opportunities for people in communities that are underrepresented. Alessia believes that seeing images made from underrepresented individuals can shift perspectives. “I do believe the more we are exposed to different kinds of images, the more also people’s gaze and perspective can change in society.” Alessia believes in the power of images to initiate social change, this is her broader hope for the platform, and in making it global. “I want to somehow make the world a better place, at least visually.”