The Photo Exchange

Seung Hoon Park show at Sarah Lee Artworks

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photo Galleries by Jim McKinniss on June 28, 2010

Photo copyright by Seung Hoon Park

Photo copyright by Seung Hoon Park

Sara Lee Artworks is located at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. The gallery specializes in the art of South Korean Artists with special emphasis on photography.

Seung Hoon Park was born in 1978 and lives and works in Seoul, Korea.  Park has shown extensively since 2005 mostly in South Korea but also at galleries in other Asian countries.

 Education: 2007 Dept. of Photography Chung-Ang Graduate School.

                            2006 Dept. of Photography Sin-Gu College.

                           2004 Dept. of Tourism Han-Yang University

 This show runs through July 10, 2010.

The gallery is  locate3d at 2525 Michigan Ave., #T1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Telephone: 310. 829.4938


By Jim McKinniss

Ben Nixon’s Surface Tension at Duncan Miller Gallery

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photo Galleries by Jim McKinniss on June 23, 2010


Falcon’s Den, City of Rocks, 2009 Copyright by Ben Nixon


Ben Nixon’s photographs describe a connection to history that is both geological and photographic. Utilizing the 19th century “collodion technique” Nixon’s photographs reference the nostalgia of the American West. The chance nature inherent in the wet-plate process suggests a distinctive mood and atmosphere steeped in the history of American lore. The collodion process is delicate and precise and Nixon’s imagery captures this quiet fragility combined with the fierce elegance and grandness of the American landscape. In much the same way Ansel Adams’ photographs paid tribute to the natural world, Nixon’s imagery explores the rough but simple beauty of canyons and gullies, pumic domes and surrounding volcanic craters wherein these images reflect a sensitivity and a passionate concern for the natural world, even as it is being ravaged and stripped away.

Nixon’s exhibition is the second in the series of revolving solo shows from four San Francisco-based artists. These are the first solo exhibitions for each of these artists in Los Angeles.

Artist receptions

Ben Nixon’s “Surface Tension”: June 26, 7-10 pm.

The show runs June 12, 2010 – August 7, 2010

Thursday through Saturday 11am – 6pm and by appointment

Tel: 310 838 2440

The Duncan Miller Gallery is located in West Los Angeles, 1/3 mile East of the 405 Freeway.

ADDRESS: 10959 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

By Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange Members selected for show at 2nd City Council Gallery

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photo Galleries, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on June 9, 2010

Photo copyright by Bill Collins

Photo copyright by Ellen Butler

Photo copyright by Ellen Butler


Photo copyright by Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange members Bill Collins, Ellen Butler, and Jim McKinniss have been selected to participate in the Well Versed show at 2nd City Council Gallery in Long Beach, CA.

Well Versed, art that incorporates letters, words or text; makes literary references or tells a visual story.

Juried by James Scarborough, the exhibition runs from June 19 to July 18 with the reception on Saturday, June 26, 7-9 p.m. 

James Scarborough received his MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.  He has worked at numerous museums and galleries and has published extensively on art, theatre, and cinema for the domestic and international art press.

The trio Second Wind (whose tag line is Songs Your Mother Should Know) will be playing;  as usual, the artists’ reception is free and open to the public

2nd City Council Gallery is located at 435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Contact: (562) 901-0997   or

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5:00.

By Jim McKinniss

Monica Denevan exhibition at Duncan Miller Gallery

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photo Galleries by Jim McKinniss on June 4, 2010

Echo, Burma photograph copyright by Monica Denevan

Duncan Miller Gallery is proud to announce the show “Songs of the River: Portraits of Burma” by Monica Denevan

Monica Denevan’s photographs capture both the complexity and inherent splendor of the Burmese landscape. Documenting remote and sometimes isolated environments “untouched by Industrial development” Denevan photographs Burmese villagers, those for whom traditional cultural values maintain a deep and abiding authenticity and connection with the past.

Denevan’s exhibition is the first in the series of revolving solo shows from four San Francisco-based artists.

The exhibition runs JUNE 12, 2010 – AUGUST 7, 2010

Artist Reception Saturday, June 12 from 7-10pm.

Thursday through Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment

Tel: 310 838 2440

The Duncan Miller Gallery is located in West Los Angeles, 1/3 mile East of the 405 Freeway.

ADDRESS 10959 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
By Jim McKinniss

Henry Leutwyler and Joseph Szabo featured in new show at M+B Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on June 3, 2010

Photos copyright by Henry Leutwyler


Photos copyright by Joseph Szabo




M+B is pleased to announce Neverland Lost, the premier exhibition of color photographs by Henry Leutwyler. In stark objectivity, Neverland Lost examines the Michael Jackson myth through portraits of personal items and pieces of his stage costumes—like the iconic sparkling glove—that were removed from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and intended for auction. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, June 10 from 6 to 8pm and a book signing for Leutwyler’s newly released monograph by Steidl titled Neverland Lost on Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 4pm. The exhibition will run from June 10, 2010 to August 14, 2010.

Through the cool, documentary scrutiny of Leutwyler’s lens, the taxonomic portraits give a glimpse into the inner turmoil of a man caught between the public persona of one of the greatest entertainers of all time and his troubled and sequestered private life. The famous sparkling socks that peeked out from glittery shoes turn out to be ordinary white tube socks decorated with rhinestones. Sequined shirts decked out with sashes and epaulets bear traces of makeup and sweat. Perhaps for the first time, we see their mundanity. But as demystifying and unsentimental as these portraits may be, in Neverland Lost Leutwyler creates a catalogue of images that are almost too intimate to behold.

Henry Leutwyler is an internationally acclaimed photographer born in Switzerland and based in New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Esquire and Vanity Fair. In 2008, Leutwyler was the recipient of the ASME Magazine Cover of the Year award and recognized as the Graphis magazine Photographer of the Year. His work has also received acclaim from the Art Directors Club of New York, The Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News, D&AD, American Photography and the James Beard Foundation.


M+B is pleased to present Jones Beach, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Joseph Szabo. Images of tanned muscle men, catwalk-like displays of beach wear, heavily oiled skin, masses of sprayed hair, and all the pageantry of adolescence reveal the dynamics of a beach that was a true melting pot of humanity. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, June 10 from 6 to 8pm and a book signing for Szabo’s newly released monograph by Abrams Books with introduction by Vince Aletti titled Jones Beach, on Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 4pm. The exhibition will run from June 10, 2010 to August 14, 2010.

Somewhat of an expert on the subject of teenagers with his previous works Almost Grown and Teenage, Szabo began shooting at Jones Beach one summer when his usual subjects – his photography students from Malverne High School – were no longer readily available. He chronicled the public and the private lives displayed on this ocean playground that is one of the world’s busiest beaches. Even if we weren’t there to enjoy the good weather and excellent people watching we have these photographs, which turn a captive eye to the urban masses who came out to celebrate their weekends, holidays and summers. Jones Beach reveals the forces in motion at such a theater of humanness, from moments of quiet introspection to flashy exuberance. Called the “people’s palace by the sea”, Jones Beach is still a unique space very different from the commercial appeal of Coney Island or the privileged seclusion of the Hamptons. On this democratic stretch of sand and ocean class, race, and other potential divisions were temporarily forgotten and Szabo’s sympathetic lens was there to capture it all.

Joseph Szabo is an internationally acclaimed artists whose previous bodies of work have influenced and been admired by an entire generation of photographers, directors and taste makers. Szabo was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1944. He studied photography at the Pratt Institute where he received his MFA in 1968 and went on to teach photography at Malverne High School in Long Island and at the acclaimed International Center of Photography in New York City for over 20 years. His work can be found in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Yale University (Connecticut), International Center of Photography (New York) and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, among others. This is Joseph Szabo’s second exhibition with M+B. 

For further information, please contact Shannon Richardson at 310 550 0050,, or visit our website

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By Jim McKinniss

New film for old Polaroid Cameras

Posted in Uncategorized, Photography, Photographers by Jim McKinniss on June 3, 2010

Image copyright by The Impossible Project


The Impossible Project is a company based in the Netherlands that has reinvented instant film for use in some old Polaroid cameras. The company was formed by a group of Polaroid engineers and photo enthusiasts.

The  Impossible Project will offer Polaroid PX 100 and PX 600 Silver Shade for SX-70 cameras made during the 1970’s as well as newer cameras that take the 600-series film. The film will be sold in packs which will produce 8 black and white images. The  Impossible Project will offer color film later this year.

Contact: The Impossible Project,

By Jim McKinniss

Larry Wiese at Gallery 478

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photo Galleries by douglaspstockdale on June 2, 2010

Gallery 478 is pleased to present Conjecture: Selected Works by photographer Larry Wiese. The exhibition will open on June 3 during San Pedro’s First Thursday Artwalk, from 6 – 9 PM. An artist’s opening reception will be held Saturday, June 5, from 4 – 7 PM.

Larry Wiese’s involvement with photography spans more than four decades. Known for darkly spare images that are rich in tone and evocative of both grace and menace, Wiese’s work has been widely exhibited, collected, and published in the United States and abroad.

Conjecture is a selection of figurative images befitting his reputation as a poetic maverick, capable of spanning time and space, recognition and memory, with eloquence and conviction. Black and white images, culled from the series Recall, are moody, atmospheric time-stoppers – single or multiple  figures appear quietly and completely isolated within the frame, softened as if recalled. New color images from the Menschen portfolio reveal Wiese utilizing the very deliberate palette of a painter, with spare, almost magical color appearing against lush, dark grounds. Many images border on the abstract with multiple figures seeming to merge into one, or cut against the ground transforming the picture plane into a self-referential organization of color and shape.

Curated by Ray Carofano, Conjecture will be on view through Aug. 27.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM, and by appointment.
For visuals or additional information, please call 310-732-2150. This exhibition is funded in part by generous support by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA)

posted by Douglas

Photo Exchange Member Jim McKinniss to participate in the exhibition “In Motion”

Posted in Photography, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on June 2, 2010

Boarding the train photo copyright by Jim McKinniss


Erik on Bike photograph copyright by Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange member Jim McKinniss has had four photographs selected for inclusion in the In Motion exhibition. 

The all media exhibition In Motion: The Human Body in Movement will open at Beach Cities Health District  in Redondo Beach, California on June 10. The show is scheduled to run through July 25, 2010  

Opening event and reception:  June 12, 6-8 pm 

Healthy living and art merge in a new exhibit opening on June 10 at Beach Cities Health District in Redondo Beach.

In Motion: The Human Body in Movement,  incorporates the work of 65 artists from  the South Bay and beyond, presenting their best works in all media, including photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, clay, wood, metal, and jewelry – with the body in motion as the focus.  Surfing, dance, exercise, people working are featured in a diverse, eclectic collection of contemporary works.

This juried exhibit, curated by Nina Zak Laddon and Stefani Conniff, includes 109 artworks created by outstanding artists.  Laddon says,  “art takes care of the wellness of our souls and minds and creates a complete well person.”  Even poetry is incorporated into the concept, with works incorporating all kinds of movement.

Frolicking, vaulting, bouncing and prancing,

swaying, swirling , fluttering and dancing,

undulating, pulsating, rising and traversing,

swarming, sprawling, arching, and halting,

slumping, crouching, fizzling and vanishing


This exhibition is a collaboration between Friends of Redondo Beach Arts and Beach Cities Health District.   It will run from June 10 through July 25, 2010.   Susan Burden, CEO of the Beach Cities Health District says, “This exhibit connects the work of the health district in encouraging healthy living with exercise and good nutrition as a positive life style choice, and we love having our facility filled with artworks representing that theme.”

The event is free and open daily to the public. Beach Cities Health District  is located at 514 North Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, California.

The opening reception on Saturday, June 12, from 6-8 pm with an award ceremony, refreshments and entertainment, including participatory line dancing in BCHD’s Center for Fitness and Health.  It is free and open to the public.  

By Jim McKinniss


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