Young Guns 15

Young Guns 15 WINNERS

2017 — Now under the umbrella of The One Club for Creativity, Young Guns 15 returned the competition to an open entry process, encouraging young creatives from a broad range of disciplines to apply. By seeking out talent from beyond the design and advertising worlds, Young Guns 15 received a record number of entries from more than 40 countries.

The YG15 Jury was made up of nearly 50 acclaimed creatives, equally balanced between men and women, and with just over half of them past Young Guns winners themselves. After nearly two months of careful deliberation, the jury selected 84 entrants for a finalist list — the first time in Young Guns history that the finalists were publicly revealed. The final round of judging took place in New York City, with both private voting and open debate from the judges leading to the 32 winners below.

YG15 Creative Choice Award

For the first time in Young Guns history, the One Club for Creativity was pleased to announce the Young Guns Creative Choice Award. We encouraged the global creative community at large to explore the works of this year's class of Young Guns winners, and to select which one winner they believe stood above all others, even in this rarified group of superstars.

The winner of the first ever Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award is SJ.


Jalan + Jibril Durimel

Visual Artists

Based In: Los Angeles, CA
Originally from: Paris, France

Born in Paris to parents from Guadeloupe, Jalan and Jibril Durimel moved to Miami when they were four years old, where they first immersed themselves in American culture. At 12 years old, they moved to the Caribbean island of St.Maarten, where they were separated from their mother.. Although St. Maarten was a culturally shocking environment that was very different to their lives in Miami, it was here where they first became interested in cinema as teenagers. This lead them back to the US to study film in Los Angeles.

Jalan and Jibril's interest in photography and cinema is rooted in a passion for shedding light on life’s unseen, romantic and graceful moments, and in the desire to use their skill to tell the stories of the intersected stories that exist in the world. As they’ve began to travel more frequently, global familiarisation of nations and mind expansion have become leading ideas for them to explore. As these ideas have began to excite them more and more, they've decided to stop taking fashion-focused commissions to prepare a body of their own photo work while also preparing to start an awareness foundation, exploring new ways to help humanity further familiarize itself with experimental mind expansion exercises. Through diversified artistic platforms they hope to facilitate people's knowledge of themselves and healthy foreign traditions.

Daughters Agency: Jalan and Jibril Durimel Client: POP Magazine - Ben Kelway and Ashley Heath Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Mereba "BET" Agency: Jalan and Jibril Durimel Client: Mereba Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Dark room Agency: Jalan and Jibril Durimel Client: Double Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
"Shy Light" - Sampha Agency: Jalan and Jibril Durimel Client: Sampha - Young Turks/XL Records Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Kenzo Spring summer 2017 campaign / "Music is My Mistress" Agency: Jalan and Jibril Durimel Client: Kenzo Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017




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