The Fonds Régnier pour la Création is committed to emerging photography and creates, in collaboration with Agence VU’, MP#01. This new program of Photographic Mentoring aims to identify and accompany promising young authors in the development of their artistic practice and professional visibility.
MP#01 pursues a triple objective: accompany the development of the selected authors‘ personal projects, sharpen their understanding of the professional world and give them tools to set their singularity in the landscape of contemporary creation.
Under the supervision of the VU’ team each selected author will benefit from a personalized and transdisciplinary program combining project support by photographer-mentors, expert consultations, the participation in VU’ Education program trainings, professional meetings, collective workshops.
At the end of the 9 months of mentoring – everything starts in October 2020 – the organizers will propose an event that will present the projects produced by the five selected young photographers during this first edition of the mentoring to reveal their talent to the general public and to professionals.
The selected photographers
For the first edition of this mentoring program, the Fonds Régnier pour la Création and VU’ have identified and selected: Marin Driguez, France Dubois, Yanis Kafiz, Léo d’Oriano and Layla Saâd.
The 14 mentors fort the edition of 2020/2021
« Born in the many passionate discussions between amateurs and professionals, the Fonds Régnier pour la Création possesses both the means and the desire to act in the interest of budding authors. We wish to support their artistic approach while respecting their singularity and their independence, to help them get their talent recognized, and to encourage the emergence of creative dynamics. It is to respond, in a relevant way to this requirement for support both tangible and sustainable, that we havethought of MP#01with Agence VU’ »
Laurence Régnier, President of Fonds Régnier pour la Création
« In the vast tumultuous ocean of images where our eyes are drowned, singular approaches sometimes emerge, driven by the desire to give meaning and attention to the intelligence of the eye. Distinguishing and contributing to the emergence of these original voices is the vocation of the Fonds Régnier pour la Création. The young authors it has chosen to support are in this disposition of desire and will, presenting themselves on the gateway of the world of photography, sometimes confused and always complex. The MP#01 program, developed in partnership with Agence VU’, aims to help these young authors to cross this threshold. »
Xavier Soule, CEO of VU’–Groupe Abvent
The Fonds Régnier pour la Création finances mentoring, the restitution of completed projects and the communication associated with it.