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Evening with 4 LA Photographers Series

Posted in Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on March 24, 2009

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Copyright Hiroshi Watanabe

The following announcement comes from Aline Smithson, who also writes the wonderful blog Lenscratch (and not just because she wrote a nice article about my work):

In an attempt to unify our disparate photographic community, last year I hosted a series of lectures by fine art photographers.  The only requirements were that they had to live in LA, and I wanted a cross section of speakers from various photo communities.  We had wonderful lectures by Melanie Pullen, Eileen Cowin, Stephen Berkman, Gil Garcetti, Ann Elliott Cutting, and David Newsom.

This year I am very excited to host another series, through the Julia Dean Photo workshops, featuring four wonderful photographers that live among us!  The series starts next Thursday, March 26th, with Hiroshi Watanabe.  Hiroshi won the Santa Fe Center’s Project Competition last year, and the coveted Critical Mass Book Award resulting in his monograph, Findings (Editorial NOTE: I recently acquired this book and will be reviewing it soon on The Photo Book), and was the Aperture Portfolio Pick in 2006.  His work is sold through a myriad of galleries, and Hiroshi continues his travels capturing the humanity, beauty, and poignancy of the world around us. http://www.hiroshiwatanabe.com/

On Thursday, April 30th, Mona Kuhn, will share her unique vision.  She is currently on the faculty at Art Center, is an independent studies scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and exhibits throughout the world. She is about to add a third monograph, Native,  to be published this Fall. http://www.monakuhn.com

On Thursday, May 28th, Whitney Hubbs will present her work.  Whitney is an MFA candidate at UCLA and  BFA graduate of Cal Arts.  Her work has been exhibited and published widely and she was one of  the 5 artists who created the Art of Obama campaign. She has created a strong presence in the fine art world, most recently published in Lay Flat Magazine. http://whitneyhubbs.com/

And finally, on Thursday June 25th, iconic Los Angeles photographer Douglas McCulloh will share his vision and work.  Douglas has been exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries, often chronicling our own city in system-based photographic explorations. Douglas was also one of the creators of The Great Picture Project, where along with hundreds of volunteers, he helped create the largest photograph in history. Don’t miss this  charismatic speaker.  http://www.douglasmcculloh.com, http://www.legacyphotoproject.com/

The lectures will take place upstairs at the A&I offices (1550 17th St, at 17th and Colorado) in Santa Monica, CA.  It’s an intimate space, so reservations are recommended (even though the brochure says otherwise).  The lectures begin around 7pm and run about an hour with questions afterwards.

by Doug Stockdale

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