President of the LUMA Foundation
Maja Hoffmann discovered photography twenty years ago while working for the legendary Swiss photo magazine Caméra. Since then, she has taken an interest in contemporary art through the LUMA foundation, which she founded. She is the patron of the Rencontres d’Arles, where she plans to transform the former SNCF studios into exhibition center and production of contemporary art, with the help of Frank Gehry.
Portrait © Wolfgang Tillmans
The constant requiremnt for the finest quality has always been the quest of Hermès. Since its establishment in 1837, six generations of enterprising and passionate artisans have contributed to spreading its values: a savoir fair built on the application of highly precise and skilled crafts to the finest material s, the love for beautiful objects created to last over time and the spirit of constant innovation. A family owned company, Hermès is managed by Chief Executive Officer, Axel Dumas, a member of the sixth generation of the family. The artistic direction is led by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, also a member of the sixth generation.
Yann Arthus Bertrand learned photography from lions in Kenya in 1976. He is the author of the bestselling photo book La Terre vue du ciel, with 3.5 million copies sold. Today he splits his time between film, photography, his foundation and other charitable initiatives. His motto: photography should be accessible to everyone and at low prices. He dislikes the idea of limited, numbered and vintage prints. His studio is opened in Paris, rue de Seine. Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand 15 rue de Seine 75006 Paris France
CEO of Picto Labs
His grandfather, Pierre, was a friend of Cartier-Bresson and a founder of the legendary postwar photo studio Pictorial, where all the major figures of French photography gathered. When his father, Eddy, died young, Philippe Gassmann to took over the lab. Today, he it one of the country’s main sponsors for festivals and supports young artists through the Bourse du Talent and the Prix de la Jeune Photographie de Mode. Laboratoire Picto Bastille 53 bis, rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris France
Collector and Curator
W. M. Hunt has been an actor, gallery owner and collector. His collection was the focus of the book Unseen Eye and an exhibition that toured the world. Today he continues to collect, curate and lecture.