Past programming

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Casual Conversations: Mark Seliger and Mary Alice Miller

Wed, May 27, 2020

For the second Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks, Mary Alice Miller speaks with Mark Seliger about his decades of work for the publication and the recent portfolio they worked on together of Seliger’s photographs of his native New York City under lockdown, a striking look at the city that never sleeps in a moment of rest.

Casual Conversations: Harry Benson and David Friend

Thu, May 21, 2020

On the occasion of Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling, the Annenberg Space for Photography hosts "Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks," a new series of virtual conversations between lauded Vanity Fair photographers and some of the publications current and former editors. For the first Conversation, exhibition curator and Vanity Fair Director of Special Programs, David Friend speaks with his long-time friend and colleague, the esteemed Harry Benson.

Virtual Screening / Q&A – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Pamela B. Green’s documentary, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché – narrated by Jodie Foster – is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Immediately after this virtual screening, director Green and author Joan Simon, whose book inspired the film, will answer questions from the audience.

Generation Wealth: What Really Matters?

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

A timely virtual lecture and ensuing conversation that addresses the values, morals, and behavior of Generation Wealth, the culture of addiction, and what we can learn from this moment upon us.

#ZINESonZOOM: In Partnership with Art Life Practice

Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Second session due to popular demand! #ZINESonZOOM traces the history of zines from the 1930s to the present and make your own zine using a variety of printed materials gathered from around your home. As Printed Matter’s 2020 LA Art Book Fair took place virtually this year, the Photo Space in partnership with Art Life Practice also transforms its Zine-Making Workshop into a virtual all-ages activity from the comforts of home!

#ZINESonZOOM: In Partnership with Art Life Practice

Sat, Apr 18, 2020

#ZINESonZOOM traces the history of zines from the 1930s to the present and make your own zine using a variety of printed materials gathered from around your home. As Printed Matter’s 2020 LA Art Book Fair took place virtually this year, the Photo Space in partnership with Art Life Practice also transforms its Zine-Making Workshop into a virtual all-ages activity from the comforts of home!

Hollywood Calling Music Video Night Featuring Quinn Wilson

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Feature film directors and actors take center stage in Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling, but visual storytelling can be powerful and brief, even at three minutes.

Film Screening: Selma

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, the Annenberg Space for Photography will screen Ava DuVernay’s historical drama, Selma. 

Oscars Viewing Party

Sun, Feb 9, 2020

Come celebrate the opening weekend of Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling with a special Oscars Viewing Party, hosted by the Annenberg Space for Photography!

Exploring Mindful Living Through Public Art

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Across the world today, nearly 450 million people are afflicted by issues of anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders, yet two thirds of those individuals challenged with these mental illnesses never seek treatment.

Photography: In and Out of Prison + 16 Bars Screening

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Writer and educator Pete Brook will moderate a discussion with photographer Raymond Thompson Jr. and visual artist Nigel Poor about the history and future of prison photography. The panel will be followed by a special screening of the film 16 Bars.

Screening – Pink Floyd: The Wall

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this landmark rock opera release – to the day –  with this screening of the feature film written by the band’s co-founder and bassist Roger Waters.

The Evolution of Street Art in LA

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Muralist and Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) co-founder Judy Baca will present on the transformation of L.A.’s storied mural and graffiti art scenes.

CONVIVENCIA: ART MAKING AT THE U.S. – MEXICO BORDER

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Architect Ronald Rael will engage in a presentation and discussion with artist Tanya Aguiñiga, exploring how making art at the southern border creates moments of cultural interaction, exchange, and communication between communities on both sides of the divide.

Border Myths

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Seeing beyond the visible, exploring ideas of myth, and examining the ways identity, racial memory, and lost history intersect at two separate Southern frontiers in America – in North Carolina and at the U.S.-Mexico border – will be the topic of this unique panel discussion.

America’s Invisible Walls

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

On April 11, 1968 – when the Fair Housing Act was ratified – the policy was aimed to undo the damage of housing discrimination created by the Home Owners Land Cooperation.

In Between Walls and Peace

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

What does conflict look like 50 years after it starts? How are generations of a community transformed by the physicality of walls, especially those intended to bring peace, but instead – in the case of Northern Ireland – both trigger and reinforce the Troubles?

Sneak Preview: Going Behind W|ALLS

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

“The only way to tell a story about genuine moments is to walk the journey with people; to establish trust that you are there not to merely take pictures but to give an understanding of their situation to others,” says the four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy.

In Conversation: Barron Claiborne and Rob Marriott

Sat, Aug 17, 2019

Help us send-off CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop with this closing weekend discussion between photographer Barron Claiborne and author, editor, producer, and DJ Rob Marriott.

The Hip-Hop Way of Life

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Hip-hop is a musical genre, but it’s also a way of life, with multiple subcultures that help to comprise the ethos and spirit of hip-hop as a diverse form of personal expression.