The Côte d’Azur’s annual festival of fashion photography kicks off next week on Cannes’s glamorous Croisette, followed by the opening of two more sections around the town from July. This year’s selection of world-class fashion photographers includes Fabian Laghi, Fulvio Maiani and Barbara Cole.

This edition, the festival pays tribute to a true master of fashion imagery Guy Bourdin, who, eighteen years after his death, remains one of the most influential photographers of this genre. For more than thirty years Bourdin applied his painterly background to composition and color – ensembles in dazzling electric tones and blood red lips against a canvas of marble white skin - producing vibrant tableaux that encapsulate the glamour and sexuality of the world of high fashion.

June 15 through August 28, 2009

Croisette Roseraie, Esplanade Macé
(June 15 through August 15)

Rue d’Antibes
(July 1 through August 28)

Palm Beach Casino
(July 1 through August 28)