Tag: Los Angeles

January 10th, Los Angeles: Artist Talk by Phyllis Galembo “Masquerade from Africa to the Americas”

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© 2013 Phyllis Galembo

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Phyllis Galembo Masquerade from Africa to the Americas
Thursday, January 10th, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm

Free and open to the public; tickets are required and are available here.

“For over two decades, Phyllis Galembo has documented cultural and religious traditions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Travelling widely throughout western and central Africa, and regularly to Haiti, her subjects are participants in masquerade events – traditional African ceremonies– who use costume, body paint and masks to create mythic characters.

Galembo was born in New York and lives in New York City.  She has been a professor in the Fine Arts Department of SUNY Albany since 1978. Galembo has produced several publications, including the monograph MASKE in the fall of 2010.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]

December 20th, Los Angeles: Artist Talk by Chris Rainier “Cultures on the Edge”

© 2012 Chris Rainier

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Chris Rainier
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm

Free and open to the public; tickets are required.  A few tickets are still available here.

“Photographer Chris Rainier is a master at creating powerful images that document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures whose ways are under threat. Former photographic assistant to Ansel Adams, Rainier’s stunning images have been featured in Life, New York Times, and National Geographic Adventure and Traveler.  As Director of the Last Mile Technology Program, Rainier has committed his life to helping empower indigenous cultures to preserve their language and traditions.

Rainier, a National Geographic Fellow, has just announced the release of a new photography monograph, Cultures on the Edge. The book is a collection of over 100 hundred images from his long career photographing traditional cultures around the planet for over 30 years.

The focus of the book is the visual exploration of traditional cultures living on the edge of change in a modern world. Cultures on the Edge documents the rituals, daily lives and spiritual landscapes of these traditional ancient cultures alive in the 21st century.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]

October 13th, Los Angeles: Artist Conversation: Katy Grannan and Charlie White at LACMA

© 2012 Charlie White

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artist Conversation: Katy Grannan and Charlie White
Saturday, October 13, 2o12 at 2:00 pm

“Artists Katy Grannan and Charlie White discuss their work and the exhibition The Sun and Other Stars with curator Britt Salvesen.”

The exhibition will be on view until October 14, 2012.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Tel: 323 857-6000

October 11th, Los Angeles: An Evening With Cig Harvey

© 2012 Cig Harvey

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
An Evening With Cig Harvey
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30-9:00 pm
Admission: $15 General | $10 Student | Free for JDPW Members

Cig Harvey’s 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 recently 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. She is known for her high energy, creative teaching style and brings a profound sense of optimism to all that she does.

In this presentation, Cig will talk about her approaches to photography, showcase some of her work, and then answer questions from the audience.”

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
755 Seward Street
Los Angeles , California [map]

September 20th, Los Angeles: “Photography Through the Years: Then and Now” Lecture Series

Julia Dean Photo Workshops
Lecture Series: Photography Through the Years: Then and Now with Issa Sharp

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:3–9:30 pm
At door: $15 General | $10 Student | $45 for entire series

“This lecture/presentation series is a fun and insight-filled exploration of how and why photography has evolved to where it is today. By examining where photography has been from its beginning up to the present moment, you will have more background when trying to guess where photography is heading tomorrow.

We begin with an introduction to major creative trends and ideas in the history of photography – from its invention to its 21st century present. Artistic, social, and technological currents of the medium will be covered in depth. The series will include discussion on: why in old photos people don’t smile and how that’s evolved into saying “cheese;” the long fight for photography to be accepted as art; the power of the photograph for social change; how the development of ‘home’ cameras has affected the art of photography; and why 19th century processes are so in vogue today.

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
755 Seward Street
Los Angeles, California  [map]

Thursday, August 23rd, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: 1826 with Joseph Niepce through Expedition Photography and Eastman Kodak in the 1880s.

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Turn of the Century movements and influences – Pictorialism & Naturalism.

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Photographic Inventions – 35mm, Kodachrome, Polaroid, Kodak TriX, Flash Photography, Electronic Film Cameras, Digital Photography.

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Documentary, photojournalism, war and street photography including Paris in the 20’s, New York in the 60’s & 70”s.

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
TOPIC: Fine Art Photography and Portraiture – Self Portraits, History of Portraiture, Nudes, Still Life, Landscape Photographers.

November 29th, L.A.: ‘Pacific Standard Light’ Lawrence Weschler Revisits the Uncanny Light of L.A.

Book Soup and ARTBOOK | Paper Chase
Pacific Standard Light
Lawrence Weschler Revisits the Uncanny Light of L.A. with Photographers Mike Light and Mike Slack
Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  RSVP required: rsvp@dapinc.com

“Join Book Soup and ARTBOOK | Paper Chase for a spirited discussion about Southern California’s blasting and wondrous light with esteemed author and critic Lawrence Weschler and critically acclaimed photographers and bookmakers Mike Light and Mike Slack. Weschler will discuss his new book, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, in relation to Light and Slack’s Los Angeles imagery. Light will present aerial photographs of the city–in bright daylight and electrified darkness–from his new book, LA Day/LA Night. Slack will show his classic Polaroids of the west, along with a preview of some new digital work.

A reception and book signing with all of the panelists and reception will follow. Weschler will sign copies of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative; Vermeer in Bosnia; Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life. Mike Light will sign copies of LA Day/LA Night; Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack; 100 Suns and Full Moon. Mike Slack will sign copies of : OK, OK, OK; Scorpio; and Pyramids.”

October 13th, L.A.: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public: Tickets will be available October 5th at 12:00 noon and again on October 6th at 9:30 am

“Photographer/filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is renowned for her remarkable insights into youth culture, body image and the effects of consumerism.  In this presentation she will screen and discuss the digital feature she directed as part of the BEAUTY CULTURE exhibit. The 30-minute documentary explores our cultural and historical obsession with beauty and the way beauty has been defined and sought after in contemporary culture. This film and Greenfield’s work look at the universally intoxicating quality of beauty, as well as its oppressive effects on female body image. In addition to the film, Greenfield will also show new photography as well as relevant works from her career.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]

October 1st: Los Angeles Printers Fair

Los Angeles Printers Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $5 pre-purchase tickets here.

“The Los Angeles Printers Fair supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission. The fair is suitable for all ages. Students, Educators, families, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists and professionals will enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Even if you’ve been to the Museum before, you’ll see new vendors and materials at the Fair.”

To see what events are planned for the fair, click here.

International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Blvd
Carson, California 90745  [map]

September 22nd, Los Angeles: “Unique Beauty” An Evening with Kwaku Alston

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture Series
Unique Beauty, An Evening with Kwaku Alston
Thursday, September, 22, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm

Tickets will be released today, September 15th, at 9:30 am PST. Tickets are free; 100 available.

“As an award-winning celebrity photographer, Kwaku Alston has made a career of working with beautiful people. As a humanist, he does not restrict his definition of beauty to traditional Hollywood standards. Instead, he focuses on connecting with the spirit of the individual and bringing out his/her unique beauty.

Among those Alston has photographed are First Lady Michelle Obama, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Teri Hatcher.

In his IRIS Nights lecture, Alston will show a selection of his celebrity and personal portraits, as well as discuss symbols of beauty in our culture and how he responds to or draws influence from them. Alston will also reflect on his experiences with how beauty is defined in creative industries such as advertising.”

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 10
Los Angeles, California 90067  [map]

September 20th, Los Angeles: Conversation with Ken Gonzales-Day and Edward Robinson at LACMA

© 2011 Ken Gonzales-Day

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ken Gonzales-Day in Conversation with Edward Robinson
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public, seating is limited.

Ken Gonzales-Day joins LACMA’s Associate Curator of Photography Edward Robinson for a conversation about his new work, PROFILED, and topics ranging from freedom, class and gender to the location of the soul. PAC Prize-winning artist Ken Gonzales-Day lives and works in Los Angeles. His photography-based interdisciplinary and conceptual practice explores the history of the medium, the construction of race, and the limits of representation, ranging from the origins of racial profiling to museum display.”

LACMA
Ahmanson Building, Level 1
W 6th St and Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, California  [map]

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