The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

News rss

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).

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.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Carol Lee was the Director of Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA, and curated almost 40 photographic exhibitions for the gallery. Her firm, Brosseau Consulting, LLC, is a full-service art advisory firm, and Carol Lee works with private and corporate clients to acquire art and build collections.

 

 

 

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.  http://spotphotogallery.com

“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.

 

Exposure_2015_Reviewer_LanzaPatricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Programming, Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios

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_Reviewers_RomanoffAndy Romanoff, Correspondent, L’Oeil de la Photographie

Andy Romanoff is completely self-taught as a photographer and writer.  After being thrown out of five high schools in his native Chicago he moved to Los Angeles and spent fifty years working as a cinematographer, specialist camera operator, business exec and always as a photographer.  He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, but nothing makes him happier than working as a photojournalist. Since 2014, he has been writing about and photographing the Los Angeles area world of photography for l’Oeil de la Photographie.

As a photojournalist what I’m looking for in a portfolio is a sense of story.  I like to see the way the pictures add up. As a fine art photographer I’m looking for something that asks me to be aware. Either way, I want to see beautiful well crafted images that engage me.

 

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 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!

About

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
Andy Romanoff, Correspondent, L’Oeil de la Photographie
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

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. After you register, you will be asked to rank the portfolio reviewers in order of preference. (Someone will contact you shortly after you register.) 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)

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone Number (required)

Street Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip Code (required)

Country (required)

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.


Package Rates



Questions?

E-mail us at reviews@lacphoto.org.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EVENT PROMO (to come)

 

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.

Portfolio_Review

Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibition – June 27

Julia-Dean_BLOG

Photo by Julia Dean

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 28 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,  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 on Saturday, July 18th with a special discussion at 1 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.

Colin-and-Ibraionex_BLOG

Colin Westerbeck (L) and Ibarionex Perello (R)

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

Gina-Ferazzi_BLOGTuesday, 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.

Gina Ferazzi grew up in the small New England town of Longmeadow, Mass. She has been a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times since 1994. Her wildfire photos were part of the staff Pulitzer Prize win for Breaking News in 2004.

Ferazzi completed a photo documentary on black tar heroin, which depicts a couple living with their addiction. She has also covered many national sporting events, including the Winter Olympics in Japan, Salt Lake City and Italy. She has traveled around the country with presidential candidates, covered stories in remote parts of Mexico and photographed local and national news events including Hurricane Katrina. Her audio slide show about gold mining in the San Gabriel River is featured in the book “Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach” by Ken Kobre.

In 1992, Ferazzi was named California Photographer of the Year while working for the San Bernardino Sun. She began her career in photojournalism at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine. As a two-sport scholarship athlete at the University of Maine, Orono, she graduated with a degree in journalism. She still holds the record for most goals in one field hockey game, with 5.

Her passion for photography began in eighth grade. With the help of a friend, she built her first darkroom in a basement closet.

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).

Gina_Ferazzi_BLOG2

Photo by Gina Ferazzi

 

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

Early-Bird-Sale_BLOGEarly Bird Sale!  SAVE 20%!!!

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!
Mak-Indig_NEWS

NEW Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog Online!

Summer-Fall-2015_BLOGIt’s HERE!!

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!
Mak-Indig_NEWS

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).

Julia-Dean_BLOG

Photo by Julia Dean

 

An Evening with Sheila Metzner – May 29

Friday, May 29th, 7:30 pm

Sheila-Metzner_BLOG1

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.

Sheila Metzner, Photographer & Artist by Mark Connolly:

http://www.upstatediary.com/#/sheila-metzner/

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).

Sheila-Metzner_BLOG

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).

David-H.-Wells_BLOG

Photo by David H. Wells

 

 

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

Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 pmMarcus-Yam_BLOG1

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).

Marcus-Yam_BLOG

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).

Bobbi-Lane_NEACT(4)

Photo by Bobbi Lane

Portfolio Night and Book Look Night – April 9

Thursday, April 9th, 7-9 pm

Aline-Smithson_NEWS

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

Kirk McKoy2Doors open at 6:30 pm

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).