Director: Jessica ANTOLA c/o Giant Artists
Check out Jessica Antola's first film, a short about her mom's travels as a young woman in the 1960s and how it influenced her sense of style.
About – Jessica Antola was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned degrees in fine art and photography from Cornell University and the Art Center College of Design. Antola’s photography career began during her years living in Paris, where she shot portraits, fashion, and global travel stories for a wide range of advertising and editorial clients. Antola’s travels have always informed and inspired her work – from West Papua to Antarctica, from Tibet to Myanmar, and finally Sub-Saharan Africa, the focus of her monograph, Circadian Landscape (Damiani, Spring 2018). The book chronicles the people and places Antola encountered while traveling through Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivorie, Ghana, Togo, Senegal and Ethiopia between 2011 and 2014. Antola’s work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, and has been recognized by numerous honors including PDN’s 30 in 2004, American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, The Exposure Award, International Photography Awards and Prix de la Photographie. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
*Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia – a permanently happy land, isolated from the world.....