CannesAlso, a new initiative by the organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, will launch at this year’s event.
Sponsored by The Brand Union and Lambie-Nairn, and supported by Getty Images and Clear Channel, the CannesAlso photographic exhibition will be in the form of a giant book that delegates will be able to walk through and interact with. It will be positioned outside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes during the Festival week, 19-25 June.
Over 1500 images were received, many of which will feature in The Big Book, of which guest judge renowned photographer Rankin, has selected 11 photographs that will feature prominently. A photograph by Jerald Packiasamy from Still Waters Films features in Rankin's selection.
“Since changing our tagline this year to The International Festival of Creativity, we wanted to enhance this and inject more creative inspiration by drawing on other elements that motivate creatives whilst adding a bit of fun. We hope to achieve this by launching CannesAlso,” says Philip Thomas, Cannes Lions chief executive officer.
“Creatives in agencies often produce art in their spare time and CannesAlso will provide the platform to showcase this art. For this first year CannesAlso will focus on photography, but in the future it could be an exhibition of painting or sculpture or something completely different, so long as it adds another level of creativity, is inspiring and fun.”
The 11 images selected by Rankin are:
Roberto Muñoz, from Pindaro in the Dominican Republic
Title: Girl in an Orphanage in Dominican Republic
Fouad Abdel Malak, from Impact BBDO in the UAE
Title: Venezuelan Model
Karl Gillebert, from Karl Xéna in France
Title: Miroir Ténébreux
Nayef Zacca, from Strategies in Egypt
Title: Set Me Free
Reginald Van de Velde, from These Days in Belgium
Title: l'Autoroute de l'Avenir
Harald Benz, from squarehead in Canada
Ewa Zakrzewska, from Starcom MediaVest Group in Poland
Title: Back in the 1930s
Keith Melder, from The Campaign Palace in Australia
Ana Oliveira Rovati, from Ana Oliveira Rovati in Brazil
Jerald Packiasamy, from Still Waters Films Private Limited in India
Title: The Mighty
Benjamin Kaufman, from 7Films in South Africa
Title: The Exuberant Elder
Registered delegates will be able to obtain a complimentary copy of The Small Book, featuring the selected images by Rankin.
They can also be viewed here: