YPA, Young Photographer Award, 2016

YPA 2016

The YPA (Young Photographer Award) will recognize an exemplary portfolio produced by an Advanced Studies Photography student from the non-profit organization Venice Arts.




cropped-2015-beart-magazine-Logo-2015.jpg YPA is organized by Beatrice Chassepot, Founder and Editor of be-Art magazine

Since 2005, be-Art Magazine (bAm) is an independent high-quality-only magazine committed to providing articles, images or videos on selected exhibitions and artworks. be-Art magazine also offers a rigorous selection of Artists, Art Fairs, Galleries and Museums.


Beatrice Chassepot:

I noticed their booth three years in a row at PhotoLA, and each time I was amazed by the consistency and commitment of the photographs. As an art critic I always take time when it comes to deciding how good an artwork is. Last January 2016, when I saw the installation of those amazing photographs hung on the walls of their booth, and after an exchange of emails with Issa, the Director of Education at VeniceArts, I decided it was time to help them.

As what is most rewarding for an artist is to be exposed, I put together a reward with providing full exposure of the winner’s portfolio on be-Art magazine. Besides, I’m thrilled to announce that French gallery NextLLevel galerie is offering the winner a place for one photo in one of her group show in Paris.




The Winner will be revealed at Venice Arts’ 2016 Student Culminating Exhibition on May 14th, 2016



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The Winner wins a full exposure with:

  • One of his/her photographs will be chosen by Isabelle Mesnil, Judge & Owner of NextLevel Galerie, and exhibited in a group show in the gallery in Paris, FRANCE

  • His/Her Portfolio will be shown online on be-Art magazine,

  • He/She will become part of be-Art magazine’s “Emerging artist” selection,

  • His/Her portrait and a selection of photographs will be shown on All about Photo.com



Special thanks for their help and support to:

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Luis de Jesus, Owner of Luis de Jesus Los Angeles Gallery.


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Aline Smithson, Photographer








YPA 2016

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