Last Friday, on the heels of Paris Haute Couture Week, the excitement in France moved some 500 miles south to the picturesque town of Arles, where Dior Makeup celebrated its annual Photography Award for Young Talents. Now in its second year, the program spotlights up-and-coming photographers from all over the world, inviting students from international art and photography schools to submit work. Entries are eventually narrowed down to 10 finalists, who will showcase their work at a special exhibition and awards ceremony in the South of France, before a winner is named. The judges include jury president and French photographer Dominique Issermann; Maja Hoffmann, president and founder of Luma Arles; photographer Sonia Sieff; Peter Philips, the creative director and image director Dior Makeup; Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photgraphie; and Claude Martinez, president and CEO of Parfums Christian Dior. This year the program, developed in partnership with French photography school École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie and hosted at Luma Arles, asked participants to celebrate the “Art of Color,” giving them carte blanche to produce work that spoke to the theme of “women’s faces.” Here, a look at how each of the 10 finalists interpreted the directive; expect to see much more of these names for years to come.