Photo Review/Cannes edition

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The 48th International Advertising Festival was held in Cannes, France, two weeks ago, and the industry turned out in force to honor its own. The Cannes Lions, as the event is known, drew a diverse crowd of agency creative directors, production industry executives and representatives of the online ad and media communities. They spent their days in seminars and screenings at the Palais des Festivals, but their evenings were spent celebrating.

AGENCY OF THE YEAR: Fabio Fernandes, CEO-creative director of the winning shop, Publicis Groupe's F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, poses with his Agency of the Year trophy outside the Palais des Festivals.

MEDIA LIONS GRAND PRIX: Winners Chuck Porter (l.), chairman, and Alex Bogusky, vice chairman and creative director, of Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami, display their trophies.

GRAND PRIX WINNERS: The creative team from Cliff Freeman & Partners, New York: (From l.) Taras Wayner, copywriter; Rosie Bardales, art director; Dan Morales, copywriter; and Reed Collins, art director.

RADICALS: principals Frank Scherma (l.) and Jon Kamen outside the Palais des Festivals after winning their second Palme d'Or award for production achievement at Cannes. The company also won the award in 1998.

TALENT SCOUTS: (From l.) Cheryl Berman, chief creative officer of Bcom3 Group's Leo Burnett USA; Michael Conrad, Burnett's worldwide creative director; and director Joe Pytka.

WINNERS OF A DIFFERENT SORT: Amy Kessing, art director, with Corrine Serritella, producer, and Angie Evans, copywriter, from WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, Chicago. The three won a trip to Cannes in an agency-wide contest held by JWT Exec Creative Director (and Cannes film jury member) Dennis Ryan.

HOW NOW, CLOW: (From l.) Stavros Merjos, president of HSI Productions, Los Angeles; Lee Clow, chairman-worldwide creative director, Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day; and Chuck McBride, executive creative director, TWBA Worldwide, San Francisco.

SMOKE `EM IF YOU GOT `EM: (From l.) Grant Hill, director-broadcast production, Omnicom's DDB Worldwide, Chicago; John Wren, president-CEO, Omnicom; Ed Vick, CEO, WPP's Y&R Advertising; and Carol Case, Case Giraldi Productions.

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