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Kering Japan Co., Ltd. Miyako Ishiuchi receives the 2024 “Woman in Motion” Photography Award at the Arles International Photography Festival

[Kering Japan Co., Ltd.] Miyako Ishiuchi receives the 2024 “Woman in Motion” Photography Award at the Arles International Photography Festival
*Kering Japan Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 8, 2024
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Miyako Ishiuchi receives the 2024 “Woman in Motion” Photography Award at the Arles International Photography Festival
*Talk about your life story and inspiration through speech and photos at the award ceremony*
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At the official event of the Arles International Photography Festival held at the Ancient Theater in Arles, France, on the evening of Tuesday, July 2, 2024, Kering and the festival presented the photographer with the “Women in Motion” Photography Award.・Awarded to Miyako Ishiuchi. At the ceremony, she introduced her work and shared with the audience her journey and thoughts on women’s contributions to photography and society. Miyako Ishiuchi’s work is being exhibited at the Salle Henri Comte in Arles during the Arles International Photography Festival in the exhibition “Belongings”, her first solo exhibition in France.

Ishiuchi’s work will also be featured in the I’m
So Happy You Are
It is also exhibited in “Here”. This exhibition, supported by Kering through its Women in Motion lab, is the first exhibition dedicated to the history of women photographers in Japan. In conjunction with the exhibition, the first photo book on the subject will be published in English by Aperture and in French by Textuel.

To further raise the profile of Japanese female photographers, Kering is also supporting KYOTOGRAPHIE’s “Transcendence” exhibition, which is part of the Arles International Photo Festival program. This exhibition, co-produced with SIGMA, focuses on the works of six Japanese artists.
It was held as part of the “Celebration of Contemporary Japanese Female Photographers” project. Kering supported the photo exhibition of the same name held at KYOTOGRAPHIE in 2022, and this support demonstrates Kering’s continued partnership with KYOTOGRAPHIE.

Additionally, since the creation of the Women in Motion Photography Award in 2016, Kering has launched the Madame Figaro Photography Award, which aims to recognize and promote emerging female talent. We continue to support “.

*About “Woman in Motion”*
Kering’s commitment to and commitment to women is at the heart of the Group’s priorities. The Women in Motion program addresses the world of arts and culture, where creativity is one of the most powerful forces for change, yet gender inequality remains stark.
In 2015, Kering launched “Women in Motion” at the Cannes Film Festival with the aim of shining a light on women who are active both on and behind the scenes in the film industry. Since then, the program has expanded its range of activities to include photography, art, design, music, and dance. The Women in Motion Awards recognize inspiring figures and emerging female talent in their fields. Talks and podcasts also provide an opportunity for celebrities to share their views on the position of women in their professions.
Since its inception, Women in Motion has been chosen as a platform to change thinking and reflect on the status and valuation of women in culture and the arts.

* About Kering *
* Kering is a fashion, leather goods and jewelry maison, as well as Kering eyewear and Kering
A global luxury group that includes Beauté. The brands under its umbrella are Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Kielin, and Ginori 1735. With creativity at the heart of Kering’s strategy, Kering allows its brands the freedom to express their creativity while building the future of luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. This kind of belief “takes imagination beyond”*
(* “Empowering Imagination”* )* is embodied in Kering’s signature. *

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