ipernity is proud to be official partner of the Festival at Sony World Photography Awards, taking place in Cannes, France from 14th to 19th April 2009.

It's a week-long celebration of the photographic culture, history and image. The City of Cannes will host over 50 photographic exhibitions throughout eclectic city landmarks, public and private venues - all open for the public to attend. For the professional, amateur and photography enthusiast, there will be a choice of seminars, book signings, meetings with the artists and exhibition tours – all part of the week-long schedule of events that offer something new each day.

The 2009 Festival Programme

Your benefits

How lucky we are: the next iperMeeting will take place in Cannes on 18th-19th April 2009!

So here are more reasons to come:

  • 10 Festival Passes to be won during the iperMeeting

  • 30% discount on Festival Passes for ipernity members

  • exclusive exhibition tour organized for ipernity members during the week-end

  • portfolio review special session for ipernity members, taking place on Saturday (each ipernity members buying a portfolio review will benefit of 4 reviews rather than 3)

And also

  • we'll reward the top 50 photographers of the Campaign Award with an ipernity PRO account
  • winner photos will be published in ipernity and members could give their feedback (commenting, faving etc...)

More details soon.

About the Festival

Every year, for one week in April, the City of Cannes takes a step back from the moving image and celebrates the birth of film through the photographic medium.

Throughout the Palais des Festivals, along the famous Croisette, selected hotels, city landmarks, streets and beaches, will showcase dozens of unique photographic exhibitions, welcoming the residents and visitors of the Cotes D'Azur.

The week-long celebration will include evening film screenings, retrospectives of renowned photographers such as Elliott Erwitt, book signings, special events including 'Evenings with the Artists', exhibition tours led by the artists, after parties and of course the centrepiece event: The Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony, Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner, hosted in the Palais des Festivals.

For the photographic industry, there will be many tailored events. These will include talks on topics such as book publishing, portfolio reviews by known industry experts, networking venues and events, an international student programme, exhibition tours, focus media events and discussions hosted by some of the world’s most renowned photographers, editors, publishers, gallery owners, curators and other industry experts.

A significant portion of this week-long festival will focus on the annually chosen central theme, using the power of the photographic image to teach, educate, discuss and share the information from countries across the globe.

The World Photography Awards chosen theme for 2009 is The Environment. Dedicated blocks of activity pertaining to the global environment as shown through photography and will form an important part of the daily festival schedule.

The Festival is aimed for the general public and welcomes families, locals, foreign visitors and all those with a love for contemporary art, the still and moving images.

The Sony World Photography Awards official website

Explore the pages that ipernity has dedicated to SWPA