Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 15 Winners

Jalan + Jibril Durimel

Visual Artists

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