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Exposure 2015 – July 25

Portfolio-ReviewSaturday, July 25th, 9 am – 5 pm

The dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is thrilled to present, “EXPOSURE 2015,” its First Annual Portfolio Review!

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LACP is excited to announce EXPOSURE 2015 which will take place on Saturday, July 25th, at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. EXPOSURE will include a full day of Portfolio Reviews followed by our LACP Member’s Exhibition. Portfolio reviews offer photographers an excellent opportunity to show their work directly to museum curators, gallery owners, publishers, collectors and other photo professionals. Scroll down to see the full list of portfolio reviewers and to sign up.

The Portfolio Reviews will take place from 9 am–5 pm. EXPOSURE will culminate with the LACP Members’ Exhibition Opening that night from 6-8 pm, also at the dnj Gallery. There is still time to apply for the Members’ Exhibition – CLICK HERE.

Not a LACP Member?  CLICK HERE to become a LACP Member!

EXPOSURE 2015 Portfolio Reviewers:

January Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum
Sherrie Berger, Photography Consultant
Rudi Bianchi, Photography Collector
Carol Lee Brousseau, Photography Specialist and Advisor
Kathleen Clark, Director, Spot Photo Works
Crista Dix, Founder and Director, Wall Space Gallery
Patricia Lanza, Director, Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios
Sarah Lee, Art and Photography Curator, Critic and Art Consultant.
Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant, Photography Dept. LACMA
Pamela Schoenberg, Owner and Director, DNJ Gallery
Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor, LENSCRATCH

For detailed information on reviewers CLICK HERE (to come)

What to expect

Portfolio reviews are twenty minute face-to-face meetings with professionals. Expect to receive candid advice about your work, as well as information about advancing your artistic and professional career.

What to bring

Photographers should bring at least one or two representative portfolios of 15-25 images. It is strongly encouraged that you bring prints to show reviewers, but if you want to show your work on a computer, you must provide your own laptop and have a good battery (there may be electrical outlets available between sessions, but there will not be outlets at the reviewers desks).

Choosing your reviewers

All of the portfolio reviewers and their professional affiliations are listed above. When you register, you will be asked to rank the portfolio reviewers in order of preference. Participants are not able to select individual reviewers, but every attempt is made to match you with your preferred reviewers. Don’t wait, as popular reviewers will fill up, so the sooner you sign up the more likely it is that you will get all of your top preferences. Your final schedule with your meeting times and reviewers names will be e-mailed to you in early July.

Register – Sign me up!

Registering is TWO STEP process:

Step 1  – Contact Information Form. Please populate the fields below ONCE and hit “send”  (ALL FIELDS MUST BE POPULATED)

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Step 2 – Payment.  Please select a Package Rate below and hit “Buy Now.” If you are a LACP Member, please be sure to choose the “Member” rate.

Not a LACP Member?  CLICK HERE to become a LACP Member!

Sign up here for packages of 3 or 5 reviews.
5 for $285 ($265 members)
3 for $180 ($165 members)
Single reviews will be available after July 1st.


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Questions?

E-mail us at reviews@lacphoto.org.

 

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When: Saturday, July 25th, 9 am – 5 pm

Where: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 904904

Parking: Lot parking available at Bergamot Station.

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Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibition – June 27

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Colin Westerbeck and Ibarionex Perello

You are cordially invited to attend “Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibition,” a student photography exhibition at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) proudly presents Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibtion at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station on Saturday, June 27 from 6-8 pm.  The exhibition showcases the work of LACP street shooting students this year. A total of 29 images will be on display, with each photographer showing one image.

The exhibition features work from: Ali LeRoi, Andrea Troyer, Ann Toler, Anthony Grippa, Basak Prince, Benedict Bacon, Caryl Lightfoot, Cheryl Wolfe, Frances Wilson, Gail Just, Hali Helfgott, Jennifer Ruggiero, Jenny Sandersson, Julia Dean, Katharine Lotze, Ken Deemer, Larry Hernandez, Leba Marquez, Maureen Bond, Michael Beller, Michael Hutsenpiller, Patricia Bauer, Ro Gunetilleke, Safi Alia Shabaik, Sally Ann Field, Thouly Dosios, Tia Campbell Peterson, Tom Szabadi, Wednesday Aja.

There will be a closing reception on Saturday, July 18th.  Starting at 1 pm, there will be a discussion featuring Colin Westerbeck, author of Bystander, Ibarionex Perello, The Candid Frame, and Julia Dean, street shooting instructor.

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, June 27th, 6-8 pm

Closing Night Reception: Saturday, July 18th, 1-3 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 27th – July 18th, 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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Photo by Julia Dean

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Gina Ferazzi – June 2

Tuesday, June 2, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, June 2nd, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Gina Ferazzi.

(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 and Marcus Yam.

 

When: Tuesday, June 2nd, 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).

 

EARLY BIRD SALE!! – Save 20% NOW thru June 9!!

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Register NOW and receive a 20% tuition discount on most new Summer/Fall 2015 classes and workshops!! (July – December)

(Discount is applicable toward most Winter/Spring 2015 classes and workshops. Certain exceptions apply. Not applicable toward travel workshops and youth program classes. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.)

  • Save 20% on class tuition NOW – June 9

  • Save 10% on class tuition June 10- 23

Download or view the Summer/Fall 2015 educational catalog today!

Congratulations to LACP Charter Member Mark Indig for this season’s cover image, “La Boca district of Buenos Aires, 2015″

View Our Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog Online! (E-Zine)

Simply click the “Click to Read” button below and flip through as you would a magazine. Highlighted links will take you directly to any workshop of your choosing!

Download the Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog (7 MB PDF)

Our Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog is also available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF for download. Click the cover image below and enjoy!
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NEW Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog Online!

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Our NEW Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog is Online!!

We are thrilled to announce that our NEW Summer/Fall 2015 educational catalog listing our classes and workshops for July – December, 2015 is now available online!
This season features some amazing “Special Guests”:  Joe McNally, Alison Wright, Thomas Allen, Sylvia Plachy, Fran Forman and Sam Abell.

We also have an incredible array of new class offerings, including:
Food Photography with Caren Alpert
Shooting Fashion! A Five-Session Workshop with Andrew Southam
Exploring Contemporary Fine Art Photography with Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin
Shooting and Shopping: Photographing at Flea Markets with John Weiss
Two Days with a LA Times Photographer: Shooting Sports/Motion with Wally Skalij
Self-Publishing Your Photo Book with Stephen Schafer
Platinum/Palladium and Salted Paper Printing with Joseph Rheaume
The Intimate Portrait in Natural Light with Just Loomis
The Self and Others with Karen Miranda Rivadeneira

… and many, many more!

Register NOW and receive a 20% tuition discount on most Summer/Fall 2015 classes and workshops!! (July – December)

(Discount is applicable toward most Summer/Fall 2015 classes and workshops. Certain exceptions apply. Not applicable toward travel workshops and youth program classes. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.)

Download or view your copy today!

Congratulations to LACP Charter Member Mark Indig for this season’s cover image, “La Boca district of Buenos Aires, 2015″

View Our Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog Online! (E-Zine)

Simply click the “Click to Read” button below and flip through as you would a magazine. Highlighted links will take you directly to any workshop of your choosing!

Download the Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog (7 MB PDF)

Our Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog is also available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF for download. Click the cover image below and enjoy!
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LACP Faculty Exhibtion – NOW SHOWING

You are cordially invited to attend “LACP Faculty Exhibition,” a group photography exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents LACP Faculty Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of LACP faculty members. There is no theme to the show and faculty members were encouraged to feature some of their favorite pieces.  A total of 23 images will be on display, with each faculty member showing one image.

The exhibition features work from: Maia Anderson, Allan Barnes, Peter Bennett, Joanne A. Calitri, Lee Corkett, Ann Elliott Cutting, Julia Dean, Rose Eichenbaum, Jennifer Emery, Todd Felderstein, Suzanne Goldish, Michael E. Gordon, Eric Joseph, Jason Langer, Cristopher Lapp, Ken Merfeld, Eric O’Connell, Andrea Passarella, Michael Pliskin, Lorne Resnick, Michael Sanville, Stephen Schafer and Aline Smithson.

Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 15, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: May 15 – May 29, 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 Julia Dean

 

An Evening with Sheila Metzner – May 29

Friday, May 29th, 7:30 pm

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Sheila Metzner, photo by Ricky Lauren

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Sheila Metzner’s (www.sheilametzner.com) unique photographic style has positioned her as a contemporary master in the worlds of fine art, fashion, portraiture, still life and landscape photography. Her fine art photographs are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The International Center of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Chrysler Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, as well as private collections world-wide. She has published four monographs: Objects of Desire, which won the American Society of Magazine Photographers Ansel Adams Award for Book Photography; Sheila Metzner’s Color, Inherit the Earth, and Form and Fashion.

When: Friday, May 29th, 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).

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Photo by Sheila Metzner

 

 

An Evening with David H. Wells – April 30

Thursday, April 30th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

“Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight”

David_H_Wells_NEWSDavid H. Wells (www.davidhwells.com) is a freelance documentary photographer and photo-educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in inter-cultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. David’s “Light Studies” have appeared in a wide range of exhibitions and publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly.  He has received two Fulbright Fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A. and a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been shown around the world in over fifty exhibitions and publications including American Photographer, Camera and Darkroom, Camera Arts and Zoom.  He has taught workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Maine Media Workshops.  David recently launched an online educational tool with video podcasts and other useful information for photographers called “The Wells Point” (www.thewellspoint.com).

David’s CAFE video was recently selected for the Best of ASMP 2014 at http://asmp.org/best-2014-wells and was the leading story on the Motion Arts Pro Daily of October 20th at http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/11817/map-spotlight-david-h-wellss-award-winning-caf.html

When: Thursday, April 30th, 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).

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Photo by David H. Wells

 

 

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Marcus Yam – May 5

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Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Marcus Yam

(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 and Kirk McKoy.)

Marcus Yam is a visual journalist at the Los Angeles Times.  He is a curious and contemplative photographer, born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2006, he left a career in Aerospace Engineering to pursue a photographic life.  The themes of his work revolve around the social issues and the dichotomies that shape the American experience: provincialism, marginalization, poverty, capitalism, immigration, citizenship, faith and contradictions.

From 2010 to 2013, Marcus was based in New York and worked as a regular contributor to The New York Times. His most notable work includes his contributions to The Times’s three-part multimedia series, “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” and “A Year At War,” a Times series that included his feature short film, “The Home Front,” which have earned him numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo multimedia grand prize, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Award and a DART Award for Trauma Coverage.

Cameras aside, Marcus enjoys funky dancing, listening to post-rock music, taking long walks, contemplating life in a Mobius strip and living a simple nomadic life. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 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).

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Photo by Marcus Yam

 

Open Show LA – April 15

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm

logoPlease join us Wednesday, April 15th, in welcoming four exceptional and talented photographers for Open Show LA, their first event of 2015.  We are proud to host this event for Open Show LA during the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) in celebration of four LACP Charter Members and their upcoming Charter Member booth at Photo Independent Art Fair in early May.

NOTE: Seven other photographers representing LACP will be showing work at Photo Independent Art Fair: Dick Sanders, Susan Landau, Ellen Cantor, Jessie Chaney, Maureen Haldeman, Debe Arlook and Jason Reyes.

Presenting Artists

We are pleased to have the following four LACP Charter Members featured:

Gerhard Clausing | www.gerhardclausing.com
Richard Chow | www.richardschow.com
Jane Szabo | www.Janeszabophotography.com
Mark Woods | www.markwoods.com

Not a LACP Member? Click HERE and show your support!

What is Open Show LA?

OPEN SHOW Los Angeles provides a forum for local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. Several times a year photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers of L.A. gather at different venues around town for an evening of live presentations and lively conversations.

OPEN SHOW Los Angeles Co-Producers
Juliet Deissroth (losangeles@openshow.org)
Jonas Yip (jonas@openshow.org)

Who should attend?

The event is open to the general public.

 

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 -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).

An Evening with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis – April 16

Thursday, April 16th, 7:30 pm

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Screen shot 2015-03-18 at 1.29.37 PMBobbi Lane (www.bobbilane.com) is an award-winning commercial portrait photographer with over 30 years of experience. She shoots environmental portraits for corporate and advertising accounts as well as “real people” and locations for stock. Her extensive client list includes Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Bose Corp., Neutrogena, Charles Schwab, Mattel, CB Richard Ellis, and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. A dedicated educator, Bobbi teaches photography at ICP, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, and the Julia Dean Photo Workshops. Bobbi’s “Posing and Directing” (available on Amazon or direct through Bobbi) is a two hour instructional DVD that helps the photographer communicate more effectively and pose naturally. Bobbi was named by PDN as one the “Top Workshop Instructors”.

Lee Varis (www.varis.com) is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood and is the owner and founder of Varis PhotoMedia. He has been involved in commercial photography for the last 35 years, working with computer imaging for 21 years. His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, and numerous brochures, catalogs and magazine articles. Lee´s creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic and Fortune magazines as well as numerous trade publications. Lee is the author of Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers, a complete guide to both the technical and creative aspects of exposure in digital photography, as well as Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies, a professional level how-to guide to all aspects of digital photography of people. With his ability to see a project from concept, through photography, digital enhancement and final delivery in a variety of mediums, Lee has the real world experience to guide the new photographer to develop their technical and creative skills. An accomplished educator, Lee has conducted a series of nation-wide imaging seminars for Apple Computer and is currently active in seminar programs with PPA and APA.

When: Thursday, April 16th, 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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Photo by Bobbi Lane

Portfolio Night and Book Look Night – April 9

Thursday, April 9th, 7-9 pm

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Photo by Aline Smithson

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Please join us the evening of Thursday, April 9th for “Portfolio Night” (featuring the work of LACP Members ) and “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: Thursday, April 9th, 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

 

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Kirk McKoy – April 7

Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm

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

(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 and Wally Skalij)

Kirk McKoy is currently the Senior Photographer at the Los Angeles Times.  Kirk was the Senior Photo Editor in-charge of Features from  2002 to 2009.  Kirk joined The Times as a photographer in 1987.  He was born on a family farm in South Carolina and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in graphic design and photography. McKoy has won several awards from Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Assn., the Society of News Design and World Press. McKoy was also part of The Times’ Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Los Angeles riots and the Northridge earthquake.

 

When: Tuesday, April 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).

 

I Aim To See by Hal Myers – Featured LACP Member, April 2015

Monthly Members Gallery Winner for April 2015

I didn’t really get serious about photography until 2004, when I returned from a solo camping expedition to the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley. The landscape imagery there can be stirring; but it wasn’t until several of the images were developed (labs did that then) that I recognized an inspired artistic technique to my environmental interpretations. From there, I didn’t look back.

I started hunting around the streets of downtown L.A. on early mornings and weekends, squeezing everything I could from otherwise structured and, often, mundane geometrical perspectives of the business district. It was, after all, where I lived.

But it wasn’t where I had been. By that time I had traveled to more than 50 countries, often into the very heart of typically uncharted destinations, like the “empty quarter” in Saudi Arabia, central Turkey, or up the Nam Ou River into Laos and across the frontier into Vietnam right after it reopened in the 1990s. This is where my interest lay: in exploring local cultures and “authentic,” often indigenous – even tribal – groups that were maintaining a lifestyle and traditions far different from the fast-food mentality of Western capitalism, and specifically exported American materialism.

It wasn’t long after downtown L.A., then, that I turned my lens from landscape and architecture to what I care most about: people. In 2006 I snuck into Cuba, and the next year spent a week in Haiti at a time when the country was just getting onto its feet – before having been knocked off them again in January 2010.

Suddenly I was on a roll (OK, card), shooting with a purpose: to capture and preserve the interesting daily activities, social dynamics and creative cultural traditions that distinguish a particular people or region – that which defines our humanity and makes the world an interesting place to live. I’m not into the same; I’m into exposure to things that are different. And I want to discover how that difference can teach me something, and perhaps even inform what has become an otherwise tumultuous political world.

The quest continues, whether it’s to Mexico to document a Zapotecan family that still employs a blackstrap wooden loom to produce exquisite works of textile art… or simply down to Huntington Beach to wend my way around the sand with the early morning surfers. There’s art, and interesting stories, everywhere if you not only look, but work just a little harder to see.

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

Please visit Hal Myers Photography:  hrm.photography

f16 – New Photographic Visions Exhibition

You are cordially invited to attend “f16 – New Photographic Visions,” a group student photography exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents f16 – New Photographic Visions.  f16 is an artistic journey of visual disorder, encompassing the diverse work of sixteen Los Angeles-based photographers. Exploring form, complex emotions, possibilities, and bringing the past into the present, this fine art photography collection includes multiple processes and highlights the varying points of view of these artists. Brought together as members of the 2015 Next Step program at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, under the guidance of Aline Smithson, this wide-ranging group comes together with the unified intention of presenting fresh ways of interpreting the world.

The exhibition features new work from: Maureen Bond, John Bosma, Tom Carmichael, Ladini Conder, Cindy Crane, Sheri Determan, Beth Dubber, Steve Engelmann, Carol Erb, Samantha Geballe, Crystal Dickerson‐Hancock, Shari Yantra Marcacci, Maureen Price, Paula Riff, Anne Slattery and Isabella Vosmikova

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590651107830812

Web: http://f16newphotographicvisions.blogspot.com/

Press release – CLICK HERE

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, March 21, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: March 21 – April 15, 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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