The Jeunes Talents project is a joint initiative by Atout France – the French Government Tourist Office, the French Cultural Services in Los Angeles and FLAX inviting a group of 8 American students from Los Angeles art colleges including Art Center College of Design, CalArts, Otis College of Art and Design and New Orleans Loyola University to travel to 4 French cities.
The students visited Antibes, Biarritz, Lyon, and Montpellier on a commission to capture the spirit of France through the eyes of a new generation of American artists. The images reveal perspectives on French contemporary society ranging from surreal to naturalistic in style and covering architecture, portraiture and landscape.
Their selected works will be exhibited at the Louis Stern Fine Arts gallery in West Hollywood.
Jeunes/Young Talents 2009 are:
- Justine Maccario and Spencer Lowell from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
- Alie Bogle and Alejandro Sanchez from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California
- Amanda Keller Konya and Tasha Moore from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
- Gillian Dicker and Esther Murphy from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
This program promoted France’s regional diversity through the works of talented young photographers selected by American Art Schools. It provided both artistic and promotional purposes. In collaboration with Maison de France, Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Louis Stern Fine Arts, French Cultural Services.
Press release available for download here.
LA Times – Jeunes Talents 2009
ArtSlant – March 27th – April 11th, Louis Stern Fine Arts
Travel Industry Today – Student Photographers Capture Spirit of Modern France
EarthTimes – Student Photographers Capture Spirit of Modern France
FineArtPublicity.com – Student Photographers Capture Spirit of Modern FranceStudent Photographers Capture Spirit of Modern France – Examiner.com
Jeunes Talents 2009
Jeunes Talents: Photographers Capture Spirit of Modern France
French Culture – Jeunes Talents’ Exhibition
PIX Feed LA: “Jeunes Talents” @ Louis Stern Fine Arts 3/27
Campus Circle Calendar
THE Magazine – Los Angeles: Louis Stern Gallery