Contest winners shine new light on Fiat Lux

By Steve Hockensmith, Berkeley News | APRIL 9, 2013

Seven UC Berkeley students have been named winners of a contest designed to bring a 21st-century perspective to a nearly 50-year-old vision of the future of the University of California. Two students, Luis Flores and Elena Kempf, were selected as grand-prize winners. The Fiat Lux Remix contest invited students, faculty and staff members to revisit images of UC campuses commissioned in the mid-1960s by then-President Clark Kerr and taken by legendary photographer Ansel Adams – and published in the book Fiat Lux – and give them their own spin. The seven winners had their creations displayed (along with other student works responding to Adams’ images) at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in February. Later they met with the UC regents, including some lively debate with board member Gov. Jerry Brown.

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