Posts Tagged ‘In Your Neighborhood’

In Your Neighborhood: Palm Springs, CA

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(Image via National Geographic, Palm Springs Photo Festival)

The Palm Springs Photo Festival kicks off on March 29th, offering photographers of all levels a week of seminars, symposiums, portfolio reviews and workshops, one of which is being taught by renown documentary photographer Steve McCurry. McCurry captured the iconic shot above for
National Geographic
in 1985 and then famously re-shot the same captivating Afghan woman 17 years later for the publication. He will be leading the workshop entitled ” A Master Class in Documentary Photography”. Another example of the Festival’s great lineup of workshops is the “The Digital Landscape”, which will be taught by acclaimed digital master John Paul Caponigro. Find more information about the Palm Springs Photo Festival after the jump…

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In Your Neighborhood: Los Angeles, CA

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A lot of us photo enthusiasts in the greater Los Angeles area have been standing by, with building anticipation, for the long awaited Annenberg Space for Photography to finally open its doors. According to the Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog, the Century City space will finally open on March 27th with an exhibition entitled L8S ANG3LES. Apparently the “8″ refernces the number of LA photographers whose work is included in the show (BIG NAMES!), and the “3″ is for the number of LA Times photographers whose images of LA will also be exhibited.

From the Times:

The inaugural show will spotlight Los Angeles photographers who work in various fields, including fine art photography, documentary projects, architecture, fashion and celebrity portraiture. Images by John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland, Tim Street-Porter, Julius Shulman, Lauren Greenfield and Carolyn Cole, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Times photographer, will be shown in the traditional gallery. Lawrence K. Ho, Genaro Molina and Kirk McKoy are the Times staffers to be featured in the projection space.
For the rest of the story on the Annenberg Space for Photography’s opening, check out the full Times article here.

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In Your Neighborhood: Baton Rouge, LA

Photography Panel Discussion at the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum

In conjunction with A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: Photographs by Chuck Close / Poems by Bob Holman
Sunday February 1, 2009 at 2:15pm
More info via the New Orleans Photo Alliance after the jump…

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In Your Neighborhood: Hollywood, CA

This one’s close to my heart. For years, I’ve been traveling to Tijuana, Mexico to visit the children at a few orphanages throughout Baja California with an organization called the Corazon de Vida Foundation. One of the homes that CDV visits monthly is called Casa Hogar Sion, and a group of loving people has developed an organization dedicated to that particular home, called Friends of El Faro. El Faro is constantly in need of the basic supplies to sustain life for the many children who call it home, and the Friends of El Faro have been indispensable in raising awareness and funds on behalf of these children. As we all know, the arts are a great tool for raising awareness, so Friends of El Faro has teamed with talented photographer (and Friends of El Faro founder) Leigh Kilton-Smith and A & I Gallery to create an exhibition of photographs of these beautiful children called I See You. 100% of the exhibit sales will go directly to the orphaned, abandoned and abused children of Tijuana. I can’t think of a better reason to buy original photography.

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In Your Neighborhood: Santa Barbara, CA

Brooks Institute 5th Annual Student Holiday Image Sale and Holiday Reception

This is a fantastic way to see what budding photographers are producing and also to support their work. Plus the reception is sure to be full of people worth rubbing elbows with if you are an emerging photographer yourself!

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