Archive for the 'Exhibit' Category

150 Years of Street Photography at Museum of London

On the steps of Eros, 1969  Photo by Terry Spencer/Museum of London

This major new exhibition at the Museum of London showcases an extraordinary collection of London street photography with over 200 candid images of everyday life in the street. From sepia-toned scenes of horse-drawn cabs taken on bulky tripod-mounted cameras to 21st century Londoners digitally ‘caught on film’, explore how street photography has evolved from 1860 to the present day.

Source: Museum of London

Civil Rights & The Beatles

Two amazing photography collections surfaced in the news this past week, and while they’re of vastly different subject matter, they both defined the 1960s in their own way.

Frederick Baldwin was taking photo of polar bears when an introduction to civil rights leader Hosea Williams gave him entrée into the world of “longshoremen halls, meetings and rallies of civil rights protestors and first-hand access to key locations” in 1960s Savannah, GA. Now, Chauncey Mayfield, who inherited the collection from his father who was involved in the movement, has gifted 50 black-and-white Baldwin images to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah. The collection is one of only three in the US.

Read more at Savannah Now

And cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt has given over a box of never-before-seen publicity shots of the Beatles from 1968 to go on display at UC Berkeley. The negatives sat neglected for four decades while Goldblatt made his name in Hollywood and didn’t think much of his earlier brief photography career. “Still photography hasn’t been my career for a long time. That’s why these negatives just sat there,” Goldblatt said. Twenty-five black and white images will be on display at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Gallery through January.

Read more at San Francisco Chronicle

Eggleston Gets the LA Treatment

“Elvis Jumpsuit” by William Eggleston/Courtesy dnj Gallery

Angelenos will get plenty of opportunities to see the groundbreaking work of William Eggleston in the coming weeks, with three exhibits, including a major restrospective at LACMA.

LACMA: “Democratic Camera: Photographs and Video, 1961-2008”
traces the artist’s evolution over a five-decade-period and brings together more than 200 photographs, including his iconic images of familiar, everyday subjects in addition to lesser-known, early black-and-white prints and provocative video recordings.

Edward Cella Gallery: “William Eggleston: American Photographer”
…presents a rich offering of unique and historic prints dating from 1965 through 1985 including several of Eggleston’s most iconic images.

dnj Gallery: “William Eggleston: On the Road”
…a compilation of over forty images, especially some dye transfer printing, from the two series “Democratic Forest” and “Graceland.”

Source: PIX Feed LA

Contrast LA: A Special Project at A&I

If you find yourself in the Hollywood area over the next couple of weeks, you should stop by A&I Photographic and Digital Services where Contrast LA is showing.

The exhibit lasts until November 6 and includes work from Marian Crostic, Lauren Frick, Michael Hutsenpiller, Stella Lee, Claire Mallett, Lisa McCord, David Rush and Marjorie Salvaterra.

A&I Photographic and Digital Services
933 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

“Thank You For Your Call” at Open Show Los Angeles

This Thursday evening, the Translight Photography Center will host the first Open Show Los Angeles event near the downtown area.

Conceived in 2008 under the name SideSlam, photographer and multimedia producer Tim Wagner, along with Adrianne Koteen and Melanie Light, created the event to give artists the opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback for their efforts. Two years later, what began as a small gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area is now called Open Show and being held in cities throughout the world.

Open Show runs regular events where the public can see fresh, compelling work and interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers in high‐profile spaces. Our free monthly show is a social mixer plus screening event where five curated presenters (from professionals to students) have 10 minutes each to show a 20 image story or 4‐7 minute video/multimedia project.

The presenters for Open Show Los Angeles are:

Mark Indig (Close on Sunday) :

Shawn Nee (Thank You For Your Call) :

Steve Saldivar (East Los Angeles) :

Michael Kirchoff (An Enduring Grace) :

Thursday, October 21, 7:30-9:30pm
Translight Photography Center
618 Moulton Ave., Suite #E
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Ken Heyman Exhibit at UNC School of Journalism

Photo of Ernest Hemingway by Ken Heyman

“Not everyone will know Heyman’s name, but they are likely to recognize his work,” said Jean Folkerts, dean of the school. “Heyman created iconic images, and through them he told important stories. I’m glad we can share those stories with all who visit the school.”

To see Heyman’s work check out his website.

Source and exhibit details: UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Engaged Observers at the Getty

Photo Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark

The Getty Museum is one of the most awesome locations in LA, but it’s more heralded for the architecture and views than the collections, truth be told. But the current exhibit,  “Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties,” makes a trip there definitely worth the while. Featured photographers include titans of the genre — Philip Jones Griffiths, Leonard Freed, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith, Susan Meiselas, Mary Ellen Mark (an all-time favorite), Lauren Greenfield, Larry Towell, Sebastião Salgado and James Nachtwey.

From Brett Abbott, associate curator of photography at the Getty, in an interview with the Stockland Martel blog:

While certainly not comprehensive, the final group of nine essays is meant to be diverse (in subject matter, approach, medium, and date) so as to map the boundaries, developments, and goals of the tradition over the course of about 50 years.

The exhibit runs until November 14, 2010.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at Kaycee Olson Gallery

Jeff Sheng, the Los Angeles based artist responsible for the provocative photo series “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, will be exhibiting his work at the Kaycee Olson Gallery in Los Angeles.

Haunting and yet sad, the controversial series examines the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy by showing gay servicemen and women posing in their uniforms with their identities concealed—their faces obscured by a faint shadow, their partner’s hand, or the slightest tilt of the neck.

The images certainly evoke an impenetrable sense of loneliness and confinement, forcing the viewer to grapple with the silence and invisibility that these men and women must feel when in uniform.

The exhibit runs until October 23, 2010.

2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm

Photo by Jeff Sheng / Kaycee Olson Gallery

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