The Photo Exchange

James Nachtwey: My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 26, 2015

This video speaks for itself.

By Jim McKinniss

Miles Aldridge – The Pure Wonder at Fahey/Klein gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on August 7, 2015
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Photo 3-D copyright by Miles Aldridge


Photo Home Works #3 copyright by Miles Aldridge

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition, “The Pure Wonder” a retrospective exhibition featuring work by London based contemporary photographer Miles Aldridge. Equally obsessed with women and with color, photographer Miles Aldridge masterfully creates visually compelling images. Working in the manner of a filmmaker, Aldridge’s world is a confluence of dream and reality. His images contain hyper-real scenes occupied by impossibly beautiful women, each an embodiment of seeming perfection. Every image however belies a darker sense of mystery and unease. Staring off vacantly, a beautiful blonde stabs a birthday cake with a knife, screams into a phone, or nonchalantly lights her cigarette on a stove while the gas flames lick her hair. Each arresting scene Aldridge has created explores the complex dualities of contemporary life– perfection and damage, violence and passivity, the mundane and the bizarre. Aldridge has simultaneously created both a dream world and a nightmare where anxiety, melancholy, and boredom seem so beautiful, it is impossible to look away.

This show runs September 10th – October 17th

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, September 10th, 7 – 9 pm

Fahey/Klein is located at 148 North La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 934-2250 Fax: (323) 934-4243 –

By Jim McKinniss

Ellen Butler – Bill Collins: Exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 14, 2015

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Ellen Butler and Bill Collins are inviting everyone to come Sunday July 12th to their exhibition opening in Long Beach.


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BC Space gallery – Photographers Exchange Reception

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 12, 2015

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BC Space PX exhibition – photograph by Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz

Last Thursday evening (July 9th, 2015) was a wonderfully well attended reception at the BC Space gallery for the Photographers Exchange exhibition opening. As stated in an earlier update, the exhibition will be on display through August 30th, 2015.

Following are some additional photographs from the opening reception;

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Roger Bennett with his print

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Douglas Stockdale with his two prints, photography by Diane Reeves

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BC Gallery Exhibition – update

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 3, 2015

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Photographer’s Exchange: L -R, Scott Mathews Water Drop, Larry Vogel Guardians of the Sacred, Michael Weitzman Without Love.

BC Space Gallery is pleased to present its new exhibition: The Photographer’s Exchange: A Quarter Century of Sharing the Light.

The Photographer’s Exchange was founded in 1990 by accomplished fine art photographers Larry Vogel and Larry Weise. They were joined shortly thereafter by avid collector Larry Pribble. The three Larrys as they became known, shared a passion for the art and exacting craft of photography and were seeking a way to share their enthusiasm with kindred spirits.

What began as the occasional gathering of a few fellow enthusiasts gradually evolved into a formal organization with dramatically expanded membership, and regular monthly meetings at which they shared information on traditional and new photographic techniques and processes, worthwhile exhibitions, and critiqued each others work.

Never a camera club, the Photo Exchange has remained focused on bringing its members together to enhance their visual literacy through freely sharing their passion and knowledge of the art of photography. This collection of work in this exhibition represents the culmination of twenty five years of “Sharing The Light” and clearly illustrates that the collective can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts.

There will be an opening reception for The Photographer’s Exchange: A Quarter Century of Sharing the Light on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 6-9 PM at BC Space Gallery, 235 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. The public is welcome and the event is free.

The exhibition will be on display through August 30. Normal gallery hours are 1-5 PM Fridays through Sunday.

For further information, check the website at or contact the gallery at (949) 497-1880. Additional contacts are: Scott Mathews (714) 345-7595, Bill Edwards (949) 307-5360, and Jim Koch (949) 646-2242.

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Photographer Rondal Partridge dies at 97

Posted in Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on July 3, 2015

Rondal Partridge

Rondal Partridge, in detail of a photo by Dorothea Lange

This is an extract from the LA Times article about the passing of the photographer Rondal Partridge, whose mother was the photographer Imogen Cunningham. This orbit was published June 29, 2015, and he passed on June 19,2015.

Partridge apprenticed himself to Ansel Adams as a teenager, lugging the master photographer’s heavy equipment up and down Yosemite’s majestic peaks. He also was fired on several occasions, including the time he tied Adams’ shoelaces together and made him fall on his face.

He has said Adams “always jumped over the fence … walked past the garbage. He always wanted to get an immaculate view,” his student once said, “and I spent my life stepping back to include the garbage in my photographic view.”

Pave It and Paint It Green

Copyright the estate of Rondal Partridge, “Pave It and Paint It Green,”

Partridge was born in San Francisco on Sept. 4, 1917, and grew up in a bohemian world. His father, Roi Partridge, was an accomplished etcher who taught at Mills College. His mother, Cunningham, was a photographer and free spirit known for her portraits of artists, botanical studies and nudes. She also was a founding member of Group f/64, the influential collective that included Adams, Lange and Edward Weston and pushed for greater realism in photography.Lange paid him $1 a week to be her darkroom assistant and driver across miles of Central California’s back roads, where she documented lives worn thin by the Depression. He considered her a more influential teacher than Adams and took one of his most memorable portraits at a migrant camp like those he visited with her.

In his last years, he devoted himself to mastering hand-coated platinum printing, a challenging process used by his mother that produces archival quality prints. He focused on images of plants, antique tools and dead animals.

“I don’t want the money. I don’t need the fame. I don’t need the admiration. I’d like all of those things, but I don’t need them,” he once said. “Because what I get from photographing is learning. I have spent my life learning by looking through a lens.”

A Quarter Century of Sharing the Light – The Photographers Exchange

Posted in Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on June 19, 2015

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The Photographers Exchange is a group of photographers who have been meeting monthly for the past twenty five years at the Irvine Fine Arts Center (IFAC), located in Irvine, CA.

This is an exhibition of recent photographs, including your truly, to help celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the eclectic band of artist.

The artist reception will be Thursday, July 9th, from 6pm to 9pm.

We hope to see you there.


BC Space Gallery

235 Forest Avenue

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


L.A. Photo Curator

Posted in Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on April 19, 2015


Where Copyright Laurie Freitag from The Lost Years series

Laurie Freitag, a Los Angeles based photographer, just announced her new company and website that should be of interest to photographers here on the Left Coast as well as Internationally.

L.A. Photo Curator,, is a monthly photographic competition focused on helping photographers get exposure. First place winners get a full article written about them. This month’s theme is:The Creative Self-Portrait curated by the amazing Jane Szabo – Fine Art Photography

L.A. Photo Curator believes that great photographs can fund great causes (an idea and concept which also resonates with yours truly!)

L.A. Photo Curator holds monthly photography competitions providing an opportunity for monthly winners to be reviewed by a diverse group of curators as well as help those in need by donating 20% of artist fees to the charity of the curator and first place winners choice.


L.A. Photo Curator is in the business of cultivating emerging photographic artists by showing and reviewing their work online in our monthly competitions. We believe that great photographs can fund great social causes so 20% of the monthly artist fees go to the charity of the monthly curator’s choice and also to the charity of the first place winner’s choice. (10% to each.)

Our curators: choose the first place winner, 2nd place winner and also 3 honorable mentions.
The First Place winner gets a review of their work by the monthly curator mentioned upfront.  One or more of the other curators on our roster will add comments to the piece. Also included will be the artists bio & contact info. L.A. Photo Curator also interviews the first place winner making a substantial article for the artist to have online for their portfolio. Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
The Second Place winner gets a bio & contact info (website or email) as well as showcasing their photograph on our site. Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
The Three Honorable Mentions get website or contact info as well as showcasing their photograph on our site.Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
There will be a cash prize based on a percentage of the monthly artist fees submissions.

There are more than 200,000 fine artists working in the U.S., according to recent research by the National Endowment for the Arts. Our hope is to help artists market themselves by giving them exposure for their efforts as well as help out those in our society that are in need.
This is an international competition. All ages can enter.
To stay in the loop sign up on our CONTACT page and join us on facebook at

Salt of the Earth; Academy Nominee for Best Documentary

Posted in Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on April 19, 2015

For photographers, a recent Academy Nominee for Best Documentary (2014) that you need to be checking out is Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

As elegantly reviewed by Ron Wells, a writer and movie critic; “The Academy Award nominated documentary from Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado about renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgdo is one in which pictures speak much more than the proverbial 1,000 words. Salgdo has photographed both the hell that mankind creates on earth, as well as the beauty and hope that somehow saved his own soul from destruction. The images will linger in your mind forever, as will the words that he uses to describe what he was seeing at the time. This is not easy viewing, but it is necessary to understand that which humans often turn a blind eye towards, as well as the power of art to bring hard truths, reality, beauty and transcendence to a world that often defies explanation. Powerful, powerful stuff.”


A different trailer, here, is different and also good:

Thanks for the shout out by PX member Ellen Butler, who adds: “this is showing at selected theaters around So Cal and is sooooooooooooo worth seeing, informative and powerful!

Eye of the Beholder exhibition – final week at BC Space Gallery

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on March 20, 2015


The Eye of the Beholder exhibition is in its final week at BC Space Gallery. This combination of innovative camera obscuras by San Francisco photographer Jo Babcock combined with the whimsical drawings of Costa Mesa artist Bruce Barton challenge the age old debate of the camera vs. the mind’s eye as the source of artistic creation.
There will be a closing reception for the exhibition on Sunday, March 22, from 4-6 PM to be followed by a light repast and showing the documentary movie Tim’s Vermeer. This intriguing movie, produced by Penn and Teller, explores the possible use of a camera obscura by 17th Century painter Johannes Vermeer a century before light sensitive materials and photography as we know it, was discovered. Music will be provided by The Liquid Window Project with Vincent Mitchell on Bass, Dan Olney on drums, and Carras Paton on Sax.

The closing reception is free (yep, FREE) to the public, but donations are requested for dinner and the movie. Reservations are encouraged. For additional information on the film see:

For other viewings of the exhibition and reservations for dinner and film, please contact BC Space at (949) 497-1880 or (preferable) A preview of the show may also be seen at






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