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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


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 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 ( 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 ( 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; $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).



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.


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).


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 ( 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

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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 ( 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

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


Photo by Manuello Paganelli


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 ( 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

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 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


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

Exposure 2015 Reviewers

Exposure_2015_Reviewers_ArnallJanuary Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

January Parkos Arnall is a curator, writer, and artist and is currently curatorial assistant, Public Engagement at the Hammer Museum. January holds a PhD in cultural studies and museum studies from Claremont Graduate University, focusing on feminist visual theory and the history of photography; an MFA in Photography from Temple University; and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the past, she has taught history of photography and written extensively on viewership theory and art practice. At the Hammer Museum, January has been on the curatorial team for a range of exhibitions and projects. In addition to her work at the Hammer, January also currently serves on the board of Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc.

In a portfolio I am looking primarily for a strong and consistent artistic voice that expands beyond medium specificity. While photography is my passion, my curatorial practice is wide-ranging and in today’s art world, I expect artists to be making distinct choices regarding media and to be able to explain how the media supports the message. I am equally delighted to view completed work and discuss projects still in a conceptual state.


Exposure_2015_Reviwer_BergerSherrie Berger, Photography Consultant

Sherrie Berger is a creative collaborator with expertise in entertainment and high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, marketing and public relations. She designs and implements strategies for producing photo shoots, creates marketing and publicity campaigns for exhibitions, photography events and special projects. Sherrie offers career coaching and teaches workshops worldwide encouraging photographers to express their authentic vision.


Exposure_2015_Reviewer_BianchiRudi Bianchi, Photo Collector

Rudi Bianchi was born in Milano and moved to New York in 1982 and to Los Angeles in 1985. He has been an Art collector of photography for 20 years and his collection has been featured in an Italian Magazine called “Arte”.  He was invited as a panelist at the collector seminar at the last PhotoLA moderated by Weston Neuf and also he has been invited as a panelist at the First Photo Shanghai Collectors’ Summit in 2014. He has been a portfolio reviewer at the MIA Milan Image Art Fair in 2014 a juror for “Premio Prina”, an Italian Photo Contest held at the Triennale in Milano in 2014 and he will be there again in September for the 2015 event.


Exposure_2015_Reviewer_BrosseauCarol Lee Brousseau, Photography Specialist and Advisor.

is a Los Angeles-based appraiser, advisor, and curator. Carol Lee received her BA in Art History from Baylor University, and completed her graduate studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, focusing on American Fine and Decorative Art. She has since held positions in numerous areas of the art world including Studio Manager for contemporary painter, Caio Fonseca, in New York. From 2005-2010, Carol Lee was the Director of Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA, and curated almost 40 photographic exhibitions. After moving to Los Angeles she held a position as a Specialist at Julien’s Auctions, focusing on photographs, celebrity estates, and entertainment memorabilia. She later opened her firm, Brosseau Consulting, LLC, a full-service art advisory and appraisal firm, working with private and corporate clients to acquire artwork and build collections and providing professional art collection services to both beginning and established collectors.



Exposure_2015_Reviewers_ClarkKathleen Clark, Director, Spot Photo Works

Kathleen Clark is the Director of Spot Photo Works, which opened in Los Angeles in 2014. Her varied background includes partnership in the former Clark | Oshin Gallery in Los Angeles.  She was the longtime Photo Director of Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly where she received multiple awards for editorial photography. She has an MFA degree in studio art and photography, and served as faculty at Art Center College of Design and at the University of Southern California. She was a recipient of numerous grants for mixed media collaborative work from the Seattle Arts Commission, Portland’s Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Oregon Arts Commission and for a New Genres grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“While I’m pleased to look at a wide range of work, I’m particularly interested in bodies of artful contemporary images for the gallery that have a strong sense of purpose and concept.  If that purpose serves a greater societal, humanitarian or ecological greater good, then all the better. ”


Exposure_2015_Reviewer_DixCrista Dix, Founder and Director, wall space gallery

Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery originally opened in Seattle, Washington and now transplanted to Santa Barbara, California. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists’ vision. Ms. Dix has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions, including Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Photographic Center Northwest, and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

As a reviewer, Crista offers professional feedback and guidance to photographers wishing to establish themselves in an ever changing photography art market. She is most intersted in cohesive, serial work, or concept driven images. Ms. Dix would prefer not to review work from the fields of fashion, nudes, advertising or stock photography.


Debra_WeissDebra Weiss, Creative Consultant

Having been an agent for some of the top names in the business, a consultant for Black Book and former CEO of APA National, Debra now primarily works with photographers one on one. She is called a “creative consultant” but what she really does is coach a photographer’s career as an artist and a business. She inspires and guides, helping the photographer explore and shape their talent. Beginning with an evaluation of their work, she edits the material, redesigns the portfolio, concepts self-promotional material and creates an artistic marketable identity that will improve their opportunities for success.

Debra presents seminars annually at Photo Plus Expo and is a frequent guest speaker at Art Center College of Design and Brooks Institute.  She has served as curator for an internationally traveled exhibit of the Best of The International Photography Awards, HARAMBEE! (Come Together) at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and most recently, a Canon sponsored exhibit of images created for Do 1 Thing  <> at the 2009 Photo Plus Expo. Debra also serves as curator for the PLUS  <> (Picture Licensing Universal System) Coalition Web site and additionally is the PLUS Industry Committee Coordinator as well as being a member of the PLUS Advisory Council. She has contributed articles to PDN, SparK! and Debra has also created a highly entertaining program entitled COPYRIGHT: KNOW IT OR BLOW IT® that is presented across the US.



Exposure_2015_Reviewer_LanzaPatricia Lanza, Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography

Patricia Lanza is currently working with the Annenberg Foundation as the Director of Talent and Programming for their new center of Photography in Los Angeles. The Annenberg Space for Photography produces exhibitions, which includes a print exhibition and a film production created for each show. She worked on the development of the photographic gallery from its inception to its opening in 2009, researching and writing an initiative on photography for Wallis Annenberg.

Patricia Lanza began her career in photography with the National Geographic Society in Washington DC where she had over 700 pictures published over a 10 year period. Assignments have taken her to five continents and 40 countries. She as well produced articles for a variety of international newspapers and magazines, and was under contract with the Tribune Syndicate News Corporation


Exposure_2015_Reviewers_LeeSarah Lee, Art and Photography Curator, Critic and Art Consultant

A longtime Los Angeles gallerist, art and photography curator, critic and art consultant, Most recently, she was owner and director for Sarah Lee Artworks and Projects at Bergamot Station.  The gallery’s focus was photography. In addition to being an advisory member of the Queensland Centre for Photography in Australia, Sarah Lee has worked with independent Japanese curator KoKo Yamagashi. Sarah Lee has also served as trustee, Executive Director of and guest curator at the Korean American Museum in Los Angeles, and has been on the Japan-American National Museum’s advisory council since 1995.



Exposure_2015_Reviewer_SchilloEve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept. at LACMA

Eve Schillo has worked on numerous exhibitions in her 15+ years with LACMA, ranging from Cuban photography after the revolution, multi-media work by author/artist William S. Burroughs, a self-portraiture series culled from the Irmas Collection, and still and moving imagery by California-based Katy Grannan and Charlie White.  More current exhibitions she contributed to, along with their accompanying catalogues, include Larry Sultan: Here & Home, John Divola: As Far As I Could Get and See the Light–Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. She continues to curate exhibits highlighting the permanent collection for multi-media galleries dedicated to American, Latin American, Modern, Contemporary and Japanese Art, spanning photographic history.  Recent exhibitions beyond LACMA include Road Trip: Photography of the American West, an exchange between sister cities Los Angeles and Bordeaux.

Additional areas of interest include abstraction, time-based media and 1970s Los Angeles.


Exposure_2015_Reviewer_SchoenburgPamela Schoenberg, owner and director of dnj Gallery,

Pamela Schoenberg has been active in the art world for over 25 years. After receiving her BFA in both History and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, she then graduated with her MFA in Studio Art Photography from Mills College in Oakland, California. She studied with Joe Deal and Catherine Wagner consecutively. Schoenberg pursued and exhibited her photography for more than fifteen years before opening dnj Gallery. After graduate school, she lived in Jerusalem and was commissioned to photograph the immigration and acculturation of the Ethiopian Jews. In 1998, she received the “Artist­-In­-The-Community” grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Schoenberg has also been involved with many Los Angeles institutions including Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery where she worked for the education department and developed numerous elementary school programs. During this time, she published an essay for Museum Education of Southern California (MESC) at the 1996 annual conference. Then at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, she assisted in organizing exhibitions, educational workshops and grant writing.

“I am not looking for anything specific during these reviews. I would just like to assist you in advancing your thoughts, dreams and impressions.  The art of photography encourages creativity, invites a dialogue, and presents us with new ways of viewing the world.  It is a form of communication.”


Exposure_2015_Reviewer_SmithsonAline Smithson, Photographic Artist, Educator, and Founder of LENSCRATCH.

Aline Smithson has given exposure to thousands of photographers over the years, curated and jurored exhibitions, and has been a reviewer at photo festivals across the country. Her own work has been exhibited and published world wide and she has a understanding of the reviewing experience from both sides of the table. Aline is open to all types of fine art photography, but is looking for projects created with intention and deep consideration.

Exposure 2015 – July 25

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

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) and the dnj Gallery are thrilled to present, “EXPOSURE 2015,” its First Annual Portfolio Review!


LACP is excited to announce EXPOSURE 2015 which will take place on Saturday, July 25th.  The dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica has graciously donated their space for this event. 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 Second Annual Members’ Exhibition opening that night from 6-8 pm, also at the dnj Gallery.

EXPOSURE 2015 Portfolio Reviewers:

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

For detailed information on reviewers CLICK HERE

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. You will be asked to rank the portfolio reviewers in order of preference in the “Contact Information Form” below.  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)


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 1 (single) or 3 reviews.
5 for $285 ($265 members) – SOLD OUT
3 for $180 ($165 members) – SOLD OUT
1 for $60

Package Rates


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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.