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The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Robert Gauthier – Sept 1

Robert_Gauthier_BLOGTuesday, September 1st, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, September 1st, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Robert Gauthier.

(Previous guests have included Barbara Davidson, Al Schaben, Rick Loomis, Robert Gauthier, Francine Orr, Luis Sinco, Mel Melcon, Katie Falkenberg, Brian van der Brug, Don Bartletti, Liz Baylen, Mark Boster, Genaro Molina, Wally Skalij, Kirk McKoy, Marcus Yam and Gina Ferazzi.

Robert Gauthier has been with The Times since 1994. He has covered international and national stories, including Middle East conflicts in Iraq and Lebanon and catastrophes such as the Sept. 11 attack in New York and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  His higher profile assignments also include sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Super Bowls and NBA and NHL championships.  Local projects dealing with social and personal issues reflect his passion for storytelling and the evolution of newspaper photojournalism in a world of Twitter and Facebook.

Gauthier was the photographer for a story detailing the failings of a Los Angeles public hospital; the project won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Other awards include the Robert F. Kennedy, World Press, Pictures of the Year and Sigma Delta Chi.

When: Tuesday, September 1st, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

Portfolio Night and Book Look Night – Aug 28

Friday, August 28, 7-9 pm

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Photo by Aline Smithson

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Please join us the evening of Friday, August 28 for “Portfolio Night” (featuring the work of LACP Members ) , “Book Look Night” open to the general public.

What is Portfolio Night?

Portfolio Night is an opportunity for our supporting Members to showcase their work and photo books, as well as a chance for the photography community to come together and support aspiring artists. The evening is very casual, with attendees viewing the participants’ work and offering feedback and constructive criticism.

What is Book Look Night?

We are always looking for new opportunities to offer our supporting Members. Thanks to our dear friend Ron Gershman, LACP now has an enviable photo library. Ron has been collecting beautiful photography books throughout his life and decided that books were meant to be shared, instead of sitting alone in his home, so he has donated 350 of the most outstanding photo books . . . . Monographs from A – Z. This is on top of  100 others donated by Aline Smithson and Julia Dean.

LACP wants to share these books with our Members.  To launch our lending program, we are hosting a “BOOK LOOK NIGHT,” an evening with food, wine, books and friends. You will be able to look over our collection, grab a book off the shelf, sit down and flip through the pages.  Members will be able to check out books beginning that night, for two weeks at a time.

An excerpt of a letter from Ron German (library and book donor) to Julia Dean, executive director

I spent years compiling this collection and it is something I truly cherished. But it bothered me that having created it, it now just sat there being of little to no value to anyone and it just seemed such a waste. It is a nice compendium of the great works and great masters of the this art form as well as some interesting but really obscure creative talents. But libraries exist for the public and a school is the most perfect home where its value is most useful and most appreciated. So I too am very grateful to you for providing such a meaningful final destination.

A letter from Sam Abell (National Geographic photographer and LACP instructor) to Julia Dean, executive director

I don’t live in Los Angeles and can’t make use of Ron’s gift of books. But I would make deep and continual use of his collection if I did live there. Please pass on to Ron my appreciation for what he has done for the photographers of Los Angeles. One of the truths about books is that they have a life of their own and one never knows what that life will be. As an example of a book’s improbable life I came across your long ago published book A Year on Monhegan in Santa Fe, New Mexico– far away in time and space from that special island off the coast of Maine. I bought the book because I felt both Monhegan, and you, in it.  It’s a small world. Books make it a bigger one. I will always be indebted to the slender book Dorothea Lange published in the mid-sixties by MOMA. I bought it out of a bin in the college book store. At the time I couldn’t find direction in my life. That book, by itself, gave me direction. Ron’s gift is priceless because it’s lasting and will have consequences for photographers that none of us can predict.

Who should attend?

The event is open to the general public, but only LACP Members can show work and/or check out books.

LACP Members

If you’re a LACP Member and would like to reserve a spot at a table for the “Portfolio Night”, please email info@lacphoto.org. Not a LACP Member? Click HERE and show your support!

Please bring food and/or a bottle of wine to share with the group. We look forward to seeing you!

 

When: Friday, August 28, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available. Click here for parking map (PDF).

Photo by Patty Lemke

 

An Evening with Alison Wright – Aug 20

Thursday, August 20 20, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Alison-Wright_BLOGAlison Wright (www.alisonwright.com) is a New York based social documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her editorial and commercial projects, Alison travels to all regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition.

She has been named a 2013 National Geographic Traveler of the year as someone who travels with a sense of passion and purpose, is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography, and is a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Alison was recently awarded “The 2014 Most Compelling Woman in the Travel Industry” by Premier Traveler magazine.

Wright’s photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and has been published in numerous magazines including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Islands, Smithsonian Magazine, American Photo, Natural History, Time, Forbes, The Oprah Magazine and The New York Times. For four years she covered the world as a photojournalist correspondent for the Travel Channel Photo Journeys website. She has traveled to over 140 countries.

As an eminent inspirational public speaker, Alison is affiliated with the National Geographic Speakers Bureau as well as Speaking Matters, and has presented her captivating stories and digital photo presentation, along with exhibiting her work, to numerous schools as well as the American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Newark Museum, Sony Corporation, The Explorers Club, Chautauqua Institution, American Society of Media Photographers, the George Eastman Kodak House, B & H Camera, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and was a featured speaker in the National Geographic’s Live Masters of Photography Series.

In the spirit of giving back to the communities that she photographs, Wright has started her own foundation called the Faces of Hope Fund (www.facesofhope.org) that helps support women and children in crisis globally through education and healthcare.

When: Thursday, August 20, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE for LACP Members – RSVP to info@lacphoto.org; $10 for Non-Members.

Buy a Ticket: $10 for Non-Members.  Click here to purchase in-advance.  Also payable at-the-door (check and cash only)

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Second Annual Members’ Exhibition – NOW SHOWING

You are cordially invited to attend “Second Annual Members’ Exhibition,” a photography exhibition at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) proudly presents Second Annual Members’ Exhibition at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station on Saturday, July 25th from 6-8 pm.  The exhibition showcases the work of LACP Members, juried by Patricia Lanza of the Annenberg Foundation.  129 people submitted totaling 730 images.  Of these images, 50 were selected representing 46 artists.

The exhibition features work from: Amy Kanka Valadarsky, Andy House, Barry Shaffer, Benedict Bacon, Bev Pettit, Bootsy Holler, Brandy Trigueros, Brian Van de Wetering, Carol Erb, Cassandra Plavoukos, Christina Hitchcock, Crystal Dickerson-Hancock, Daniel Daugherty, Eliana Deza, Eric Lassiter, Felice Willat, France Leclerc, Francis Crisafio, Fredric Roberts, Gary Quart, Hali Helfgott, Hanna Sliz, Iris Debelder, Irvin Rivera, Izumi Tanaka, James L. Conway, Jim St. Marie, Jim Starks Jr., Jorge Rodriguez, Julie Grace Immink, Ken Deemer, Larry Hernandez, Lisa Bevis, Lori Pond, Manuello Paganelli, Matthew Finley, Michael Hyatt, Nancy Kaye, Nancy Lehrer, Neala Coan, Patricia Sandler, Paul Ivanushka, Phil Borges, Steve Engelmann, Tama Baldwin and Tim Coyne.

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, July 25, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – August 29, 2015

Where: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: FREE

Register: Open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

Parking: Lot parking available.

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Photograph by Hali Helfgott, participating artist

 

Go Slow: A One-Person Exhibtion by Jim Davidson – NOW SHOWING

You are cordially invited to attend “Go Slow,” a one-person photography exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents Go Slow, a one-person exhibition by Jim Davidson. Jim Davidson is a 35 year-old photographer and handyman, amongst other things, and was raised in Glendale and Northeast Los Angeles. His images express his profound appreciation for all that his eyes have seen, presently see and will see, hopefully for a long time.

 

Opening Night Reception: Friday, July 10, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: July 10- 24, 2015

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available. Click here for parking map (PDF).

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Photo by Jim Davidson

 

Camerawomen Los Angeles with Julia Dean – June 27

Saturday, June 27th, 12:15 pm

Julia_Dean_BLOGDoors open at 11:30 am

Join photographer Julia Dean who will present, “The World in Black & White,” a retrospective, as well as her series, “Street Photography: Downtown Los Angeles.”

 

Julia Dean (www.juliadeanphotography.virb.com) is a photographer, educator, and founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, formerly The Julia Dean Photo Workshops. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York.  She has traveled to more than 40 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes 33 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

For the past 15 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past five years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus. In 2014, one of her L.A. street photos — The Kiss — won for the United States in an international street shooting contest. The same photograph won first place in Leica’s I-Shot-It street shooting contest in 2015.

Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska, and is the author/photographer of the award-winning children’s book, A Year on Monhegan Island.

 

Sponsored by: Canon, USA

When: Saturday, June 27th, 12:15 pm (doors open at 11:30 am)

Where: Canon Hollywood, 6060 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: $10 suggested donation – cash only – light refreshments and snacks provided

RSVP: email bdubber@me.com

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Fine Art Digital Printmaking with Stephen Johnson – July 20

Monday, July 20th, 7:30 pm

Stephen-Johnson_BLOGDoors open at 6:30 pm

This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture.

We will cover workflow issues, color management, correcting color casts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing and inspection. There being no magic bullet to making good prints, the workshop will also explore old fashioned testing, careful color judgements and interactive honing in on the best print possible.

Discussions will also include an exploration of print aesthetics in the digital age – what makes for a beautiful print? – do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be? – are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes? Papers and their printing problems and advantages will be weighed, as well as their visual qualities.

 

Stephen Johnson (www.sjphoto.com) is a landscape photographer, author, designer and educator. He has been photographing since 1973. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Life Magazine, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PBS Newshour and ABC Discovery News, among many others. His books include At Mono Lake, the award winning and critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland, Making a Digital Book and the new Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. Internationally recognized as a digital photography pioneer, Johnson’s photographs have been exhibited, published and collected in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Japan. His work has concentrated on large environmentally sensitive photograph projects, including the NEA funded and Congressionally honored At Mono Lake, and the award winning Great Central Valley Project. In 1994 he embarked on With A New Eye, the ground breaking all digital photographic look at American national parks. Steve was recognized by Apple Computer in 1997 with a ColorSync Profiling Excellence Award. In 1999, Folio Magazine declared the publication of Johnson’s digital photographs in Life Magazine to be one of the Top 15 Critical Events in magazine publishing in the twentieth century. In 2003 he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Canon named Steve as one of their Explorers of Light in 2006 and sponsors speaking engagements with him around the country. In 2007 X-Rite named Stephen as a founding member of their exclusive Coloratti group of photographers and educators honored for their skills in color management.

Stephen is well known for his passionate lectures and deep love for the traditions of fine photography. His photography Studios, Galleries and Education Center are located in Pacifica, California.

 

Sponsored by: Canon, USA

When: Monday, July 20th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE for LACP Members; $10 for Non-Members (payable in advance or at-the-door)

RSVP (LACP Members): email info@lacphoto.org

Register (Non-Members): Click HERE to Register

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Francine Orr – July 7

Francine-Orr_BLOGTuesday, July 7, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, July 7th, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Francine Orr.

(Previous guests have included Barbara Davidson, Al Schaben, Rick Loomis, Robert Gauthier, Francine Orr, Luis Sinco, Mel Melcon, Katie Falkenberg, Brian van der Brug, Don Bartletti, Liz Baylen, Mark Boster, Genaro Molina, Wally Skalij, Kirk McKoy, Marcus Yam and Gina Ferazzi.

Francine Orr has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 1999. Previously, she served as a staff photographer at the Kansas City Star, free-lanced for the Los Angeles Times and worked as an intern at the Pasadena Star-News.

Orr served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, before beginning her career as a photojournalist. While there, she learned how to be a quiet observer. She worked with visiting anthropologists and documentary teams and as a teacher.

She has worked extensively in the Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia, covering poverty, corruption, civil conflict, rape, genocide, the ravages of HIV/AIDS and the Asian tsunami. Her six-part series “Living on Pennies,” inspired readers to donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid agencies working in Africa.

Francine was part of a Los Angeles Times team of reporters that focused on financial elder abuse. The four part serious helped change California State law to protect seniors. Recently, her photographic work was instrumental in closing down oil production in the inner city of Los Angeles. Senator Barbara Boxer noted that it was one of Francine’s images of a sick child that caught her attention, leading to an EPA investigation, and ultimately the suspension of the oil production in an impoverished neighborhood.

Orr’s photography has received numerous awards. She was a Pulitzer finalists for her images focusing on autism in 2012. Other awards include the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, Honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Center for Public Integrity’s Daniel Pearl Award, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, Society of Newspaper Design, Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, Harry Chapin Award, Los Angeles Press Club, National Headliner Award, Sidney Hillman Award, and PPAGLA.

Orr was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, with a bachelor’s degree in history and art.

 

When: Tuesday, July 7th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

Admission: FREE

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).

Cuba with Manuello Paganelli

November 6-16, 2015

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Photo by Manuello Paganelli

$5,000

Fees Included:

  • Workshop fees
  • Flights from Miami-Havana-Miami: Be aware that to travel to Cuba your passport must be valid up to at least 6 months after the day of travel
  • All paper work compliance with US Treasury Dept policies
  • Cuba Entry Visa
  • Hotel shared accommodation in Cuba and we will try to pair you with the right roommate. A single room is subject to availability for an additional supplement fee of $1,400.  Transportation in Cuba only related to workshops or from and to airport. All breakfast and two group dinner
  • Local guide/translator
  • Case de Trova or Casa de la Musica en Trinidad

Fees not included:

  • Extra luggage weight above 44 lbs
  • Meals outside of breakfast or the two group meals
  • Any travel and medical care insurance
  • Any tips for guide, drivers, bellboy, mini bar
  • Medical care insurance
  • Any  optional event that requires an entry fees such as: night club, musical event, sports venue, night clubs or any additional cost not included in the itinerary
  • Airport taxes due as you leave the island, USA $30 or CUC $25
  • Travel/cancellation insurance

 

Come photograph Cuba with Cuban-Italian photographer Manuello Paganelli, who began photographing Cuba’s vibrant people and historical culture in 1989.  Captivated by Cuba’s soulful way of life and colorful people, Paganelli has visited the island over 50 times and now photographers of all skill level will have the same opportunity to enjoy the island like a native from the beat of Afro-Cuban drums… to the sounds of jazz trumpets….to the dancers, with their fast-moving feet and swiveling hips, swaying under the tropical evening sky…to the aroma of Cuban cooking or the sight of Cuban cigars.

Cuba will, like few other places, awaken your senses, revive your creativity, and grab onto your soul. In Havana, where the Workshop is centered, waves crash onto the protecting walls of the Malecon, playfully splashing those who stroll the ocean-side walkway. On the wide boulevards, without hurry, cars from the ‘40s and ‘50s chug along, carrying families…or, with increasing frequency, wide-eyed tourists. Throughout Havana, pastel-colored Spanish-colonial buildings hug the streets, adding pops of color and historic elegance to this stuck-in-a-time-warp treasure of a country while the friendly Cubans will be eager to meet you and share with you their relentless spirit, their passion for life, their great love for their country and a strong cup of Cuban coffee.

 

Manuello-Paganelli_BLOGManuello Paganelli (www.manuellopaganelli.com) grew up in several exotic places such as Santo Domingo, Italy and Puerto Rico.  He went to school in Tennessee and planned to become a medical missionary doctor then shortly after purchasing a camera for the very first time his life totally changed when he read a magazine article about a great photographer. He was so astonished by this man’s life and art that as soon as he finished reading the article he decided to call him. Manuello dialed information for Carmel by the Sea, California and that is how his friendship and mentoring with Ansel Adams began.

In 1989 he began to explore Cuba in search of his relatives, its land, the people, and its complex relationship with the USA. IN 1995 he had his first solo photo show of his work on Cuba and that same year earned him a fellowship grant. He has led photography workshops throughout the world and has exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles,  at the prestigious Manege Museum during the Photo Vernissage 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia and art galleries across the USA.

His award-winning work has graced the covers and pages of many well-known magazines including Time, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Market, ESPN, Forbes, LIFE, Men’s Journal, People, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Stern, Spiegel and many more.

When he is not traveling the USA or the world on freelance assignments or leading photo workshops adventure, Manuello spends his time with his family and their two dogs (Irish Wolf Hound and a Tibetan Terrier), riding his Vespas, or practicing Hapkido.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

 

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Jasen Reyes – Featured LACP Member, June 2015

Striking a balance between a career in the corporate world and broadening my photographic skill and vision. That’s the goal I set for my self when I moved from Los Angeles to Hong Kong almost a year and a half ago.   Little did I know at the time that the photography piece of this equation was going to take over and do it in a big way.

As I embarked on this journey overseas, I began to explore the world of street photography.   I have to believe that Hong Kong has to be one of the best cities in the world to explore with a camera. It’s a city that is easy to get around and is so densely populated and culturally different, there is seemingly no shortage of material to shoot. The images here are but a small sample of the volumes of material I’ve been able to capture over the past year and I have no intention of slowing down now.

The world of street photography has consumed me so much that a new journey will begin next month when I move to Tokyo, Japan where I’ll reside for the next couple of years!

You can follow my ever-evolving journey at https://www.facebook.com/streetsofhk

Not a LACP Member? Please click HERE to become a LACP Member and your chance to become “Featured LACP Member of the Month!”

Group Interview for Work-Study Candidates – June 17

Wednesday, June 17th, 7-8:30 pm

Become a Work-Study and join the LACP family!

We will be holding a group interview for work-study candidates on Wednesday, June 17th, 7-8:30 pm in Hollywood at 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028. We are seeking individuals looking to assist with the administration of our photography workshops, classes, exhibits, events, and/or daily administrative tasks. Ideal candidates should be responsible and courteous, possess excellent customer service skills, basic understanding of photography fundamentals, Mac computer proficiency, ability to work with others, a desire/passion to learn, and enthusiasm for photography and the arts.

Work-studies will be responsible for assisting the day-to-day administration of the organization including data entry, office maintenance, supply and food purchases, delivery of course catalogs, and other light duties as assigned. In addition, work-studies are often called upon to lend support for the school’s numerous public events, gallery/exhibit openings, and various photography expos/trade shows. Work-studies appointed as course assistants will be responsible for overseeing select workshops and/or classes with duties such as setting up the classroom, assisting the instructor, helping students as necessary, loading images onto a Mac computer, opening and closing of the facility, and other tasks as assigned.

Work-studies are paid in credit at a rate of 20 credits/hour that can be used towards enrolling in a workshop. Further, work-studies appointed as course assistants will be permitted to take select workshops at no charge in trade for helping administer the class. Schedules can be flexible but candidates will be expected to commit to at least three hours per week for a minimum of three months.

Reserve your seat in the group interview by emailing info@lacphoto.org. We look forward to meeting you!

When: Wednesday, June 17th, 7-8:30 pm

Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90028

RSVP: info@lacphoto.org

Parking: Nearby lot and metered parking available.  Click here for parking map (PDF).