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f16 – New Photographic Visions Exhibition – March 21

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 17, 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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Discerning the Story and How to Tell It: The Time Lapse Narrative with Michael e. Stern – March 19

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

MeDiscerning the Story and How to Tell it: The Time Lapse Narrative with Michael e. Stern

Time lapse photography began its’ resurgence in 2002 and is arguably the hottest growth sector in photography. With new manufacturers, products and methods for pushing out stunning work, its never been easier to make your own time lapse films.

Join photographer Michael e. Stern, a 35 year photography professional as he informs, engages and entertains with stories from the field about designing, photographing and producing time lapse narrative short films. His own immersion into this exciting field began in 2011 and he currently has 5 films in production.

As part of this presentation, several clips and one or two complete films will be shown. He will explore motion control, timing a sequence, prepping equipment, planning shots and figuring out what a particular story is and how to tell it. A brief foray into post-production techniques will include the importance of pacing and sound design.

 

Michael e. Stern (www.buildabetterphotograph.com)  first dabbled in the darkroom at age 12. At that time, he taught himself how to craft an image, both in the picture making and development phases. He continued his photography education at Cal State Northridge and Art Center College of Design where he earned a BFA in 1979.

He has operated small, medium and large commercial studios in Hollywood and Burbank. He started with movie poster assignments and speedily moved towards multimedia productions for Star-Kist Foods, van conversion companies and the largest design and construction firm in Japan. Today he specialize in business portraits, construction documentation and time–lapse narrative short films.

Michaels’ long-standing relationship with The Walt Disney Company began in 1982. You can open any number of Disney books and see Michael’s name on the credits page. He’s also worked with Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount Studios and Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures.

Michael has taught at a variety of educational institutions, public and private colleges, webinars and in- person workshops. His specialties are photographic theory, Photoshop, Lightroom, self-employment business practices and time lapse photography.

His first book: Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity, is an informative look at his approach to maintaining a professional photography presence beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. His second book: “Remnants, the Art of Object Scanning” is available from Blurb.com.

Michael’s podcast: “Build A Better Photograph” is aimed at advanced amateurs, college students and early career professionals. Podcasts are available @ iTunes. His web-hub is: buildabetterphotograph.com

When: Thursday, March 19, 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 Michael e. Stern

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Michael Robinson Chavez – March 18

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Michael Robinson Chavez_BLOGJoin us on Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Michael Robinson Chávez.

(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)

Michael Robinson Chávez has been a photographer at The Los Angeles Times since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered wide-ranging international assignments in over 50 countries including: the Congolese Civil War, the quakes and tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in India and Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war, the Georgian/Russian war in 2008, the conflict in Israel/Palestine and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Michael was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Photojournalism in 2012 and was named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2010. He also won an Award of Excellence in the same contest and category in 2008. In 2008 Michael won the Scripps Howard National Award for Photojournalism and has twice been named  Photographer of the Year by The White House News Photographers’ Association. He has also received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Society of Newspaper Design.

His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, which showed his 10-year project on Peru and photos from the 2010 Chilean earthquake, as well as at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Imagenes Havana in Cuba, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , and Ojo Ajeno in Lima, Peru. He had his photographs from the Lebanon/Israeli war of 2006 exhibited at the War Photo Ltd. Gallery in Dubrovnik and at the Museu Memorial de l’Exili in Spain. American Photography’s 25th Anniversary book featured photographs from the Georgia/Russian war, which were also shown at the photo festival in Arles, France.

He has published a book of his photographs from Peru: “Awaiting the Rain.” In addition he teaches and lectures at workshops throughout the world including Mexico, Argentina, India, Thailand, Egypt, Peru, the United States and El Salvador.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 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).

Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez

 

Summer School Classes for Teens (ages 12-18) – SAVE 20%!!!

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Summer School programming for teens! (ages 12-18).

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Photo by Maureen Bond

We have just finalized the curriculum for our 2015 summer youth program. Classes will start June 22 and run through July 31.  Each class will run Monday – Friday, 10 am – 1 pm, and will meet at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

This year’s curriculum comprises 12 courses and includes some great new classes including Street Portraiture for Teens with Todd Felderstein, Location Lighting for Teens with Dean Zulich, Introduction to Documentary Photography for Teens with Maya Myers, and Studio Lighting and Post-Production for Teens with Lee Corkett (To come).   See below for the complete listing of classes and schedule.

And best of all . . .

Early Bird Sale!  SAVE 20%!!!

Register NOW and receive a 20% tuition discount on any summer youth program class!

(Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.)

  • Save 20% on class tuition NOW – March 17th, 2015

  • Save 10% on class tuition March 18th – March 31st, 2015

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2015 Summer Classes for Teens (ages 12-18)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 (ages 12-14) with Jasmine Lord
Monday – Friday, June 22-26, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 (ages 15-18) with Maia Anderson
Monday – Friday, June 22-26, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 1 with (ages 12-14) with TBD
Monday – Friday, June 29 – July 3, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Basic Digital Photography for Teens – Part 2 with Jasmine Lord
Monday – Friday, June 29 – July 3, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Street Portraiture for Teens with Todd Felderstein
Monday – Friday, July 6-10, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Location Lighting for Teens with Dean Zulich
Monday – Friday, July 6-10, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Visual Storytelling Through Portraiture for Teens with TBD
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Introduction to Documentary Photography for Teens with Maya Myers
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Studio Lighting and Post-Production for Teens with Lee Corkett (To come)
Monday – Friday, July 20-24, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

Street Shooting in Los Angeles for Teens with Julia Dean
Monday – Friday, July 20-24, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

The Special Project for Teens with Semantha Norris
Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

The Art of Photographic Capture for Teens with Lee Corkett
Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 10 am – 1 pm (5 sessions)

How to Make a Book that Works with Daniel Milnor – Feb 20

Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

DSCF2187How to Make a Book that Works: A Photography Books Seminar with Dan Milnor, Blurb Photographer at Large

Join professional photographer Dan Milnor as he explores the possibilities and opportunities available today for creating and sharing your work in photography books, magazines and Ebooks. From the simple and informal to the retrospective monograph, the choices of today are greater than ever before. This seminar will break down the choices, materials and philosophy behind making your own photography book. The goal is to provide a complete picture of the bookmaking process within the context of a quickly changing photography and publishing industry. Whether you are experienced at making books or this is something brand new, Dan brings his practical, working perspective and you’re sure to walk away with new inspiration.  Bring your notebooks, questions and sense of humor.

Daniel Milnor (www.shifter.media) is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the end-to-end indie publishing platform. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects. His work has taken him from the rural corners of the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Los Angeles Center of Photography and the Photo Experience Workshops.

An early adopter of select technologies such as print-on-demand books and magazines, Milnor has created and published over two hundred unique titles, including the recently released “Manifesto Magazine,” which showcases the world’s best documentary photography. Milnor’s writing and photography has been featured in Camera Arts Magazine, Black and White Magazine, Life Magazine, Zone Zero, Flash Flood, Finite Photo, Resolve, Hasselblad Gallery as well as many others. Additionally, Milnor is the author the website Shifter.media and the blog Smogranch which allows him to speak his mind, post his mother’s poetry and bring together like-minded people around the globe.

He is currently working on a series of classic photo-essays which revolve around Blurb users who are living artistic, creative lives. His work is in the collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The George Eastman House and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

When: Friday, February 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

Register: Click HERE to RSVP

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

An Evening with Matt Black – Feb 26

Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

MattBlackMatt Black (www.mattblack.com) is a photographer from California’s Central Valley. His work has explored themes of migration, farming, poverty and the environment in his native rural California and in southern Mexico. Recent photo essays have been published in The New Yorker, Mother Jones, and Vice Magazines.

He was named Time Magazine’s Instagram photographer of the year in 2014 and he is a contributor to the @everydayusa photographers’ collective. He has produced or collaborated on short films and multimedia pieces for msnbc.com, Orion Magazine, and The New Yorker, and has taught photography with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshops and the Los Angeles Center of Photography. He is represented by Anastasia Photo gallery in New York.

His work has been profiled by National Geographic, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Time and Slate, and has been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, World Press Photo, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Pictures of the Year International, the Alexia Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation, among others. He lives in Exeter, a small town in California’s Central Valley.

When: Thursday, February 26, 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).

Photo by Matt Black

2015 Spring Open House – March 21

Saturday, March 21st, 11 am – 5 pm

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

A panel of photojournalists from the 2008 Spring Open House, photo by Shel Mosk

LACP is very proud to offer the photographic community its Sixth Annual Spring Open House!

About

Our annual Spring Open House is all about community. It’s a time and place for all those interested in photography and the arts to come together and meet, socialize, learn, laugh and grow.  Listen to a distinguished panel of photographers, network with other artists, try your luck at some terrific raffle prizes, sell your used camera equipment, buy a print, meet vendors and more!  Whatever your pleasure may be, we encourage you to spend an afternoon with us, invite your family and friends, and enjoy some good food, fellowship and fun!  FREE and open to the general public.

The Schedule

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Various organizational vendors showing new gear and buying used camera equipment; photographic prints available for sale; 10% tuition discount for classes starting in April, May or June
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Fine Art Panel Discussion (see below for details)
1:00 pm: Introduction of LACP Instructors
3:00 – 5:00 pm: Student Portfolio Showcase
4:30 pm: RAFFLE PRIZES!!
5:00 pm: Close of Silent Auction

The Events

The afternoon will feature:
• A panel discussion with fine art photographers, “Opportunities for the Emerging Photographer in the Fine Art Market, Barriers to Entry and How to Overcome Those Barriers.” Moderator: Aline Smithson (fine art photographer, founder of Lenscratch) – Panel: Thomas Alleman (fine art photographer), Marjorie Salvaterra (fine art photographer), Crista Dix (Wall Space Gallery)
• A viewing of student portfolios from Aline Smithson’s “The Next Step 2” workshop
• Some LACP instructors who are teaching in the Spring Quarter
• Various organizational vendors including KEH Camera, SYNC Photo Rental, Tuttle Cameras of Long Beach, Bel Air Camera, Manfrotto and Freestyle  (vendors are subject subject to change.)
• Sale of photographic prints
• 10% tuition discount for all classes and workshops (except travel) starting in April, May or June (must be present to take advantage of offer).

The Fun!

This fun-filled event will include:
• A Photo Booth in our alley
• Raffle prizes, and more!!

The Prizes!

Raffle Prize drawing will include:

  • Think Tank photo gear, TBA

Special Bonus

All Open House attendees enrolling in 2015 Spring Quarter classes and workshops (starting April – June, 2015) will receive 10% off the tuition price!! (Does not include travel workshops. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.)

When: Saturday, March 21st, 11 am – 5 pm

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

Admission: FREE

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

Group Interview for Work-Study Candidates – Feb 9

Monday, February 9th, 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 Monday, February 9th, 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: Monday, February 9th, 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

LACP Online Print Auction and Fundraiser with Paddle8

Start Your Bidding!

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© Herman Lenoard

Our Online Print Auction and Fundraiser with Paddle8 is Happening NOW!

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We are programming our first online print auction and fundraiser with Paddle8 NOW through February 3rd.  The auction can been seen by visiting paddle8.com/auction/lacp.

This auction of photographic prints includes some of the most renowned photographers in the country, such as Greg Gorman, Gerd Ludwig, Nevada Wier, John Paul Caponigro, Sean Kernan, Herman Leonard, Barbara Davidson and Henry Horenstein.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Los Angeles Center of Photography, a 501(c)3.

Our mission:  The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is dedicated to supporting photographers and the photographic arts. LACP provides high-caliber classes, local and travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts, including grants, need-based scholarships, and focused programming for youth and low-income families.

Start Your Bidding TODAY! (Bidding will close on February 03 at 3:00 PM EST.)

paddle8.com/auction/lacp

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Online

  • Visit Paddle8.com to register to bid and to follow your favorite artists and designers.
On Your iPhone

  • Download Paddle8’s free iPhone app from the App Store. You’ll be able to register, bid, monitor auctions, and follow works by your favorite artists and designers even when you’re away from a computer.
How to Bid

  • Enter your maximum bid. The system will then automatically bid on your behalf up to this amount as necessary to maintain your position as highest bidder.
  • You’ll be automatically alerted if you’re outbid.
Check Out

  • If you are the highest bidder at the close of the auction, you’ll receive an email about next steps for payment and shipping or pick-up options.

 

Questions? Please contact: benefit@paddle8.com

Paddle8 connects buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit institutions worldwide to dramatically increase the audience of supporters and results for non-profit benefit auctions.

HAPPY BIDDING!!!

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Wally Skalij – Feb 3

Tuesday, February 3, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Wally-Skalij_BLOGJoin us on Tuesday, February 3, 7:30 pm as we celebrate our monthly event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series.”  The evening welcomes Los Angeles Times photojournalist Wally Skalij.

(Previous guests have included Michael Robinson Chavez, 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 and Genaro Molina.

Wally Skalij joined the Los Angeles Times in 1997. He previously worked at the Daily Breeze in Torrance. Back in high school, Skalij, a Lakers fan, went to his first game at the Forum, sitting way at the top watching Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Kurt Rambis and other great players. He says he remembers paying more attention to the photographers than to the actual game.

“That day changed my life,” Skalij recalls. “As a kid I always fantasized about being an athlete in every sport and hitting the game-winning shot in the NBA Championship or hitting the home run that would win the World Series for our team. I guess I’m an adrenaline junkie, and realizing if I can’t be the athlete, why not get as close as possible to it.”  He went on to pursue photojournalism.

Special thanks to the gracious support of ASMP Los Angeles

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When: Tuesday, February 3, 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).

First Annual Street Shooting Exhibition – NOW SHOWING

You are cordially invited to attend our “First Annual Street Shooting Exhibition,” a group photo exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents our First Annual Street Shooting Exhibition that celebrates street photography in Los Angeles and around the world. The exhibition showcases 29 photographers and 39 photographs.  The works were carefully selected among 120 photographers and 767 images.  The selection process was juried by Sam Abell, Julia Dean and Stephen McLaren.

The exhibition features work from: Ali LeRoi, Benedict Bacon, Brian Van de Wetering, Christian Pitt, Donald Barnat, Don Schwartz, Eric Lassiter, Francine Meckler, Gail Just, Geneva Cegelis, Hal Myers, Hali Helfgott, Ian Doss, Jackson Davis, John Phillips, Jon Caputo, Larry Brownstein, Leba Marquez, Lisa Guerriero, Lorence Cayabo, Maureen Price, Melanie Chapman, Mitchell Walker, Nancy Lehrer, Norman Schwartz, Patty Lemke, Roy DyBuncio, Shelli Broder and Tarana Patel.

Click HERE for the online gallery. (NOTE: The online gallery showcases 77 images from the winning participants.)

Opening Night Reception: Friday, January 30, 7-10 pm

Exhibition dates: January 30 – March 6

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).

Coffee Shop, Barcelona, Spain © Mitchell Walker, exhibition artist

An Evening with Cig Harvey – Jan 22

Thursday, January 22, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Cig-Harvey_BLOG1Cig Harvey’s (www.cigharvey.com) photographs and books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. She was a recent finalist for the prestigious BMW Prize at Paris Photo and had her first solo museum show at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, in the spring of 2012 in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Schilt Publishing, 2012. In addition to teaching workshops and regularly lecturing on her work and process at institutions around the world, Cig is a full-time Assistant Professor of Photography at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She is known for her high energy, creative teaching style and brings a profound sense of optimism to all that she does.

When: Thursday, January 22, 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).

Photo by Cig Harvey

One Woman’s Story: A Documentary Workshop with Marissa Roth – Jan 24/25

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is proud to collaborate with Venice Arts in presenting a special weekend workshop:

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One Woman’s Story: A Documentary Workshop with Marissa Roth

Saturday, January 24, 9:00am–12:00pm; Saturday afternoon shooting time on your own.

Sunday, January 25: 1–5pm: Critiquing time

A weekend intensive workshop for teens & adults. Participants will create a photo essay focused on one woman in their lives.

The weekend intensive will begin at Venice Arts with a lecture/tour of Roth’s One Person Crying: Women and War exhibition, and introduction to documentary storytelling techniques. Students will learn how to capture a subject, as well as how to craft supporting ancillary photos to create a compelling personal photo essay. The afternoon is reserved for shooting time & interviewing time on your own to capture your subject. On Sunday afternoon, the workshop will reconvene at Venice Arts for critiquing time.

Requirements: Participants must be technically proficient with their camera equipment.

Tuition: $325. (A limited number of scholarships are available from Venice Arts for low-income participants.)

Limit: 12 students

Location:  Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

REGISTER: Email info@venice-arts.org or call 310.392.0846 for more information or to enroll.

Setsuko Iwamoto, A-Bomb Survivor Hiroshima, Japan 2002 © Marissa Roth

An Evening with Thomas Alleman – Jan 21

Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Thomas-Alleman_BLOGThomas Alleman (www.allemanphoto.com) was born and raised in Detroit, where his father was a traveling salesman and his mother was a ceramic artist. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in English Literature.

During a fifteen-year newspaper career, Tom was a frequent winner of distinctions from the National Press Photographer’s Association, as well as being named California Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1995 and Los Angeles Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1996.

As a magazine freelancer, Tom’s pictures have been published regularly in Time, People, Business Week, Barrons, Smithsonian and National Geographic Traveler, and have also appeared in US News & World Report, Brandweek, Sunset, Harper’s and Travel Holiday. Tom has shot covers for Chief Executive, People, Priority, Acoustic Guitar, Private Clubs, Time, Diverse and Library Journal.

Tom exhibited “Social Studies”, a series of street photographs, widely in Southern California. “Sunshine & Noir”, a book-length collection of black-and-white urban landscapes made in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, had it’s solo debut at the Afterimage Gallery in Dallas in April, 2006. Subsequent solo exhibitions include: the Robin Rice Gallery in New York in November 2008 and March 2013, the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR in October 2009, the Xianshwan Photo Festival in Inner Mongolia, China, in 2010, California State University at Chico in 2011, and the Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles, February 2013. Finally: Fifty-three of Tom’s photographs of gay San Francisco, shot between 1985 and 1988, debuted at the Jewett Gallery in San Francisco in December, 2012, under the title, “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws”.

When: Wednesday, January 21, 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).

Photo by Thomas Alleman

What Will Become of Your Legacy? Best Business Practices for the Future – Jan 16

Friday, January 16, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

TALK TO THE EXPERTS—A panel discussion dedicated to answering the key questions about estate planning for artists and art collectors. This presentation is free & open to the public.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Creating an inventory—What should be included?
  • Choosing an executor, an attorney, and an accountant.
  • What are your goals? Do you want to bequest the art to family and friends, avoid taxes, or set up a Trust?
  • Can you afford a Life Insurance policy that will pay for storage costs after your death? Beyond the art itself, what do you keep?
  • Who will control the copyright? Do you want to allow for reproductions or restrict use?

These questions and the issues you need to think about when planning your estate will be addressed in the course of this panel presentation. The goal of this presentation is to provide artists and collectors with the information they need to make informed decisions about next steps and where they can get help.

Moderator: Jennifer Stoots, AAA – Certified photography & contemporary art appraiser Stoots-LACP

Jennifer Stoots is an accredited fine art appraiser, certified in photography with the Appraisers Association of America, New York, NY.  She has been professionally involved in the arts for 20 years and established her appraisal business in 2004.  Jennifer also gives lectures on the history of photography, is an advisor to collectors and fine art photographers, and has served on the boards of several photo-dedicated organizations.  She acquired her credentials to appraise art from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Art in 2002 and earned her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  Jennifer is most often engaged in appraising fine art photography and contemporary art for insurance, donation, dissolution and estate purposes.  http://www.photostoots.com/

 

Panelists: Weston Naef – Curator Emeritus, Department of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum.  SONY DSC

In 1984 Weston Naef was named founding curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His appointment was simultaneous with the acquisition of a group of stellar collections of photographs–among them collections formed by Sam Wagstaff, Arnold Crane, and André Jammes—along with a dozen other American and European pioneer collections of photographs. For twenty-five years before his retirement from the Getty in 2009, Weston Naef guided the growth and publication of the Getty Museum photographs collection, supervising more than 100 exhibitions and 50 publications.

Before coming to Los Angeles he was in charge of rare photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of numerous books on the history and art of photography, including: The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Handbook of the Photographs Collection (Getty Museum), Photographers of Genius at the Getty, and Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (with Christine Hult-Lewis). Complete Mammoth Photographs, published by the Getty and weighing in at eight pounds six ounces, was more than twenty years in the making. It was awarded the Kraszna-Krausz prize for best photography book of 2011.

If you are a commercially successful artist with gallery representation, a fine art or freelance photographer, or an art collector who owns 10 pieces or hundreds of artworks, “a carefully planned estate can help insure that your work and ideas will continue to be presented as you wish.” – Barbara Hoffman, A Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate Planning. Colorado Springs, CO: Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 1998: 3.

 

Steiner_ChristineChristine Steiner is a special counsel in the firm’s Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group and Art Law practice.

Ms. Steiner’s practice emphasizes visual arts, public art, nonprofits, foundations, intellectual property, publishing, and art market and general business transactions.  She represents art collectors, national and international living artists, collectors’ and artists’ estates, galleries, museums and cultural organizations, foundations, creative businesses, universities, writers, publishers, and other diverse creative clients.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Steiner created an international private practice, dedicated to global issues in art, architecture, culture, museums and intellectual property law.

Prior to private practice, she served as Secretary and General Counsel of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a leading cultural and philanthropic organization which includes the renowned Getty Museum, and as Assistant General Counsel of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.  She previously served as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland for state colleges and universities and Principal Counsel of the Maryland state public education system.

Ms. Steiner is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where she teaches visual arts law, and has served as a visiting professor of international art law in law school programs in Florence, Italy and Cambridge, England.  She currently serves on the editorial board of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is active in the arts in Los Angeles.

 

Liebes_LaurenLauren Liebes is an associate in the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Ms. Liebes’ diverse individual and family wealth planning practice includes estate planning, probate, estate and gift tax and trust administration matters. Her planning and administration experience includes drafting and implementing revocable trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, sophisticated generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and all aspects of trust administration.

In addition, Ms. Liebes counsels public charities and private foundations in connection with their formation and tax and other legal issues arising in connection with their operation and management.

 

For more information, contact:
Los Angeles Center of Photography at 323.464.0909 or via email at info@lacphoto.org
Jennifer Stoots at 503.708.9411 or via email at stoots@photostoots.com

When: Friday, January 16, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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

Admission: FREE

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