Wallis Annenberg has announced that the Photo Space will not be re-opening. Read her letter of appreciation on the closing of a chapter in Los Angeles.
Photo by: Lawrence Ho
Mar 29, 2009 - Jun 30, 2009
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The inaugural exhibition of the Annenberg Space for Photography celebrated the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight internationally renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity and vitality of the city of Los Angeles. L8S ANG3LES featured different genres of contemporary photographic exploration – architecture, portraiture, photojournalism and art – with interrelated themes weaving throughout. Through a relationship with the Los Angeles Times, L8S ANG3LES also featured the work of celebrated Times staff photographers and a selection of archival photographs of the city going back over 100 years.
L8S ANG3LES embodied the spirit of the Annenberg Foundation’s mission to improve the well being of the community through the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking, setting a vibrant tone for future exhibitions to follow.
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Special Advisor to the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Stories Behind the Photographs
To hear the click of the shutter and realize I had made a picture was an amazing thrill because, for me, the life of photographers was a fantasy life.
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Acclaimed Emmy-winning documentary photographer/filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism, as a result of her monographs Girl Culture, Fast Forward, THIN and other photographic works.
Catherine Opie is a photographer and photography professor at UCLA. Her work includes portrait series and American urban landscapes that range in format from large-scale color works to smaller black-and-white prints.
For five decades, Douglas Kirkland has photographed celebrities and fashion.
Genaro Molina’s career as a photojournalist includes working for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Claremont Courier and the Sacramento Bee, before joining the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1995.
For four decades, Greg Gorman has photographed celebrities in his signature black and white style.
Throughout his prolific career, John Baldessari has approached his art through adamantly non-traditional paths.
For over 72 years, Julius Shulman has played a seminal role in architectural photography.
Kirk D. McKoy is the Senior Features Photo Editor and Deputy for the Los Angeles Times.
Lawrence K. Ho immigrated to the United States from China in 1972.
Over the past three decades, Tim Street-Porter has photographed the city’s modernist architecture, often working with the same homes photographed by Julius Shulman.
Slideshow Night Photographers
Mark Laita has produced award-winning commercial work for clients such as Adidas, Apple and Mercedes-Benz.
Jill Greenberg’s work has been seen in such publications such as Harper’s and The New Yorker and served as covers for Time and Wired.
Sebastian Copeland is an award-winning explorer, photographer and author.
As an award-winning celebrity photographer, Kwaku Alston has made a career of working with beautiful people.
Art Streiber is a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in portrait, reportage, entertainment and advertising photography.
Born in British Columbia, Bryce Duffy’s worldview was influenced at an early age by his childhood experiences exploring the west with his parents and older brother.
Catherine Ledner grew up in eccentric New Orleans surrounded by positive, hardworking people.
Chris McPherson lives in Los Angeles. He doesnt shoot weddings. And dont even think about headshots.
Daniel Milnor is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher.
Eric Curry was born in 1956 in Los Angeles, California.
Erik Boker is an artist from Los Angeles, by way of New York, Alabama, and Colorado, currently living and working in The Netherlands.
Jeff Dunas is an editorial & fine art photographer, Director of the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the New York Portfolio Review program at PhotoPlus Expo.
Jen Rosenstein is a photographer and director based in Los Angeles, CA.
Famous for his recent large format Polaroid prints of Los Angeles, Jim McHugh has been photographing common things in an uncommon manner for thirty years.
Los Angeles based portrait photographer.
Portrait photographer Jona Frank has worked extensively with youth culture.
Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, formerly The Julia Dean Photo Workshops.
Paris born, NYC-based photographer Marc Lecureuil’s career started in LA in the 1990’s, where he worked for the likes of Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, and other big names in photography.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Maria Schriber graduated from Brown University with a degree in American Studies in 2002.
Mathieu Grandjean is a French freelance photographer, specializing in social documentary and portraiture and has been living in Los Angeles for the past 6 years.
Mathieu Young is a commercial and reportage photographer based in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Alan Cope
Raised in Maryland, Nicholas Alan Cope moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and attended Art Center College of Design.
Niels Alpert is a Brookyn based cinematographer. He has worked on a wide variety of projects in motion and still photography in the US and overseas.
Photographer Patrick Fraser relocated from London to Venice Beach, California in 1996.
Since graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, award winning photographer Randi Berez has developed a career specialising in sports and sports fashion.
Russ Quackenbush creates visual images of humanity that reflect the qualities we cherish most in each other.
Sian Kennedy’s father was a professor of cultural anthropology and moved his family of four all over the world.
Jessica and Clark live in an old Craftsman house in Highland Park, Los Angeles. They take pictures together as The Collaborationist.
Tom Fowlks is a Los Angeles-based photographer.