CJ HEYLIGER wins the first INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

Sunday, May 3, 2015
CJ HEYLIGER wins the first INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

UCLA Arts MFA Student CJ Heyliger has been awarded the first INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award: "I take two approaches to picture-making. The first is a straightforward, empirical manner where description is of the highest importance. I think of the resulting images as samples, and use the act of photographing as a means of amassing a collection of various objects and materials..."

CJ HEYLIGER wins the first INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award

UCLA Arts MFA Student CJ Heyliger has been awarded the first INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award. 

"I take two approaches to picture-making. The first is a straightforward, empirical manner where description is of the highest importance. I think of the resulting images as samples, and use the act of photographing as a means of amassing a collection of various objects and materials. (...) My second method of working exploits the material and mechanical limitations of photography to create pictures that are otherwise physically impossible. Through the manipulation of exposure, or the deliberate fragmentation of the way an image accumulates on a piece of film, I am able to construct images that are specifically photographic (...)", states the artist.

The INTRODUCING! jury, presided by Lisa K. Erf, Director and Chief Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection has 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. Wall Street Journal Magazine.

Read more here. More about INTRODUCING! is here.

Image above: CJ Heylinger Hell Mirage #1, 2015, 60” x 48” - Archival inkjet print, Courtesy of the Artist

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