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INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

Posted on April 30, 2015 - By Paris Photo
INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award
INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

And the winner is: CJ Heyliger from UCLA!

Paris Photo, in partnership with J.P. Morgan Private Bank, created INTRODUCING! The Young California Photographer Award. They chose to honor the work of one M.F.A. candidate enrolled in an art school in California.

We are thrilled to be sponsoring the first INTRODUCING! award as part of this year's Paris Photo Los Angeles fair, notes Lisa K. Erf, Director and Chief Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.
Ever since David Rockefeller established our corporate art collection in 1959, we have been devoted to identifying and supporting emerging contemporary artists. We are proud to be playing an important role with Paris Photo Los Angeles in recognizing new photographic talent.

Culled from some of the most prestigious M.F.A. programs in California, the 2015 Laureates exhibit their work at the Fair, providing the public with the opportunity to engage with new and innovative talent.

The six finalists whose work is featured at the fair are:
Daniel Centofanti, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Brian Dean, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Shannon Foreman, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
CJ Heyliger, University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, University of California, Los Angeles
Arden Ellis Surdam, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

The INTRODUCING! jury, presided by Lisa K. Erf, included:
Christoph Wiesner, Paris Photo Artistic Director
Michael Hawley, Collector
Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of LACMA
Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress, Collector, Photographer
Jennifer Pastore, Director of Photography, WSJ Magazine

The jury announced the recipient of the $5000 award Yesterday in front of distinguished guests, celebrities and members of the press, including Journalist and curator Béatrice Chassepot from be-Art magazine who attended the opening reception for All About Photo!

The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection was the vision of David Rockefeller, who saw the value of art in the workplace. Now with more than 30,000 artworks in 450 offices globally, it is one of the most established corporate collections in the world. Focused on contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper and photography, the core collection is enhanced by a diverse range of objects from every country in which the firm does business. The collection has become known for its commitment to supporting contemporary artists who are shaping the future through their innovation and creative vision.

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