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INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

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Paris Photo, in partnership with J.P. Morgan Private Bank, is pleased to announce the inaugural INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award.

For the first time, J.P. Morgan joins the Los Angeles edition as part of a mutual commitment to support the next generation of talented young photographers.

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

The six finalists whose work are 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, Director and Chief Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection includes:

-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. Wall Street Journal Magazine

CJ Heyliger is the recipient of the $5000 award. Congrats!

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UCLA Arts MFA Student CJ Heyliger receives his award
UCLA Arts MFA Student CJ Heyliger receives his award
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Study for Theodore with Three Figures, 2013-15 (0702), 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Study for Theodore with Three Figures, 2013-15 (0702), 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Brian Dean, The distant sound of the past, Courtesy of the Artist
Brian Dean, The distant sound of the past, Courtesy of the Artist
Brian Dean, This means this, this means that, Courtesy of the Artist
Brian Dean, This means this, this means that, Courtesy of the Artist
CJ Heyliger, Hell Mirage #1, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
CJ Heyliger, Hell Mirage #1, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
CJ Heyliger, Sun Drip, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
CJ Heyliger, Sun Drip, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I’m not in the right place, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I’m not in the right place, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, They wouldn’t let me take anything with me 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, They wouldn’t let me take anything with me 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I don’t know if I told you, I’m going for an insanity defense, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I don’t know if I told you, I’m going for an insanity defense, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, Most of the time, they have me in isolation, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, Most of the time, they have me in isolation, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I still don’t know when I’ll be going home, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Shannon Foreman, I still don’t know when I’ll be going home, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Arden Ellis Surdam, Facsimile of a Rhino, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Arden Ellis Surdam, Facsimile of a Rhino, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Arden Ellis Surdam, Mimeograph of a Mollusk, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Arden Ellis Surdam, Mimeograph of a Mollusk, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist
Daniel Centofanti, The Old Plant,Now Abandoned,  2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Daniel Centofanti, The Old Plant,Now Abandoned, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Daniel Centofanti, Pete, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist
Daniel Centofanti, Pete, 2015, Courtesy of the Artist