7:30 PM19:30

Stephen Shore Talk

  • Ahmanson Theatre, ArtCenter College of Design (map)
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American photographer Stephen Shore will give a talk at ArtCenter’s Ahmanson Theatre on Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm. This event is hosted by Graduate Art.

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. He has also had one-man shows at George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art opened a major retrospective spanning Stephen Shore's entire career. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970s sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work.

More than 25 books have been published of Stephen Shore's photographs including Uncommon Places: The Complete WorksAmerican Surfaces; Stephen Shore, a retrospective monograph in Phaidon's Contemporary Artists series; Stephen Shore: Survey and most recently, Factory: Andy Warhol and Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973-1981. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art published Stephen Shore in conjunction with their retrospective of his photographic career. Stephen also wrote The Nature of Photographs, published by Phaidon Press, which addresses how a photograph functions visually. His work is represented by 303 Gallery, New York; and Sprüth Magers, London and Berlin. Since 1982 he has been the director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he is the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

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5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Opening: Reconstructing Practice

  • The Wind Tunnel, ArtCenter South Campus (map)
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Come out and support Photo student Ash Alexander who will have work included in this show.

The event is centered around people, practices, works of art and design, and spaces that seek to embody or enhance racial equity. We see racial equity as the condition of freedom from racially determined experiences and life outcomes, as derived from an intentional and meticulous dismantling of white supremacist frameworks that undergird the institutions in which we operate.

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7:00 PM19:00

Screening of The Jazz Loft, a film about LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith

  • Los Angeles Times Media Center at ArtCenter Hillside Campus (map)
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Join us for a screening of The Jazz Loft on Thursday, June 14th, 7pm at the Los Angeles Times Media Center.


In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated New York loft building, not realizing they are all being captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door.

Source Material

Photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded 4000 hours of audio tape and took 40,000 photographs in the Jazz Loft between 1957 and 1965. Ours is the first film to make use of this archive, now housed at the Center For Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.

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7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Walkthrough - This Is Not a Selfie with LACMA Curator Eve Schillo

  • Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter Hillside Campus (map)
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Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, will lead a walkthrough of the current exhibit This is Not a Selfie at the Williamson Gallery. Eve will talk about the exhibition, curatorial strategies, museum careers, and collecting art.

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5:00 PM17:00

Ken Marchionno show in Frank Doyle Arts Pavillion


Congratulations to Ken Marchionno on his show in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion in Costa Mesa. The reception will be on Thursday, October 26th, 5-8pm, and his work will be up until Saturday, December 2nd. See below for more info.

Ken teaches several classes in the Photo Department including Fine Art Photography, Video and Multimedia, Composition, and Documentary Photography.

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5:30 PM17:30

An Evening with Estevan Oriol

  • LA Times Media Center, ArtCenter College of Design Hillside Campus (map)
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Los Angeles photographer Estevan Oriol will give a talk at ArtCenter on Friday, March 17th at 5:30pm. It will take place in the L.A. Times Media Center.

Estevan is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. His extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles.

He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.In addition to shooting campaigns for companies including Cadillac, Nike and Rockford Fosgate and directing new media projects for My Cadillac Stories, MetroPCS, MTV and Apple, Estevan has designed album covers and/or directed music videos for artists including Eminem, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.

To learn more about Estevan, visit his website:

This talk is part of the Photoraphy Department's student-run lecture series.

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6:30 PM18:30

Seminar: PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers

  • Ahmanson Auditorium at ArtCenter (map)
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We are once again hosting PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers talk. One of the featured panelists and honorees is ArtCenter alum Damon Casarez. This event is free. We hope you all can join us.

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During this informative discussion, photographers selected for the 2016 PDN's30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch will share the most valuable lessons they learned as they launched their careers.

They will discuss their strategies for gaining exposure, honing their artistic voices, getting practical help on business issue, and the challenges of starting a photography career in today's competitive market.

This panel, free and open to the public will be moderated by Holly Stuart Hughes, editor of Photo District News, and feature PDN's 30 photographers Damon Casarez, Stephanie Gonot, and Christopher Patey, an industry creative who hires photographers and a Sony Artisan of Imagery.

View work by the 2016 PDN's 30 Honorees at

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6:00 PM18:00

Alum MJ Katz in First Solo Show

 From  MJ Katz 's first solo exhibition,  So Long: So Far .

From MJ Katz's first solo exhibition, So Long: So Far.

Alum MJ Katz ('15) will debut new work in her first solo exhibition, So Long: So Far, in Infinity Room. This series deconstructs the nature of home with regard to place. Following displacement from her childhood house, the artist embarked on a cathartic process of documenting herself in the place she grew up.

The show will be on view October 21st - November 5th, Thursday to Saturday from 1 - 5pm and by appointment. The opening reception will be Friday, October 21st, 6-9pm.

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to May 22

PhotoCon LA 2016

STUDENT PASSES: Students, with a current student ID, are welcome to take advantage of a free PhotoCon LA weekend pass.  Use the code ‘SCHOOL’, on the online-ticket form to register for the free pass. Passes will be then be available for ‘Will-Call’ pickup at PhotoCon LA . Valid student ID required.

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Samy’s Camera, Southern California’s largest camera retailer, is pleased to announce sponsorship of PHOTOCON LA. Billed as a ‘Photo & Cinema Extravaganza’, PhotoCon LA will take place on May 21 and 22, 2016 at the Magic Box at the Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.  Over 50 of the photographic and video industry’s top brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony and GoPro will be in attendance to make the event Southern California’s largest ever photo and cinema consumer trade show.

Over two days, the vast 60,000 square foot space provided by the Reef will be packed with a virtual Who’s Who of the Los Angeles photographic and cinema communities providing entertainment, education and opportunity for all levels of photography enthusiasts and professionals. Many of the most respected brands in photography and video will be on hand to offer exhibition and demonstration of their camera and photography related products. Most of who will be offering exclusive deals and discounts only available to PhotoCon LA attendees.

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5:00 PM17:00

Dennis Keeley Photographs: 25 Years of Music

The Icon, in the Miracle Mile at 5450 Wilshire Blvd, will host an exhibition of portraits of musicians by our Department Chair Dennis Keeley.

Keeley made hundreds of portraits of musicians from the 1970’s till the early 2000’s.  His work for periodicals, album covers, cd packaging and personal photographs for musicians in that era, made him one of the more sought after photographers in Los Angeles.

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3:00 PM15:00

In Conversation and Book Signing with Penny Wolin

Tony Freidkin, Santa Monica© 2015 Penny Wolin

For over eight years photographer and author Penny Wolin traveled relentlessly across America, photographing and interviewing more than 70 of the leading and most original Jewish photographers in history. This book is the culmination of these unprecedented face-to-face encounters.

Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry is an illuminating work of art and scholarship. Wolin has collected rare historic ancestral photographs from each artist, many unseen images from their bodies of work, and created her own unique photographic portraits of each subject. Her personal connection with each photographer, or with close family members if deceased, reveals candid, sometimes controversial conversations, telling a multi-generational story of the intersection between American Jewish culture, Modernity in America and the art of photography.

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7:00 PM19:00

George Holz Talk

  • Ahmanson Auditorium, ArtCenter Hillside Campus (map)
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ArtCenter Photography & Imaging is proud to present the launch of alumnus George Holz’s latest book, Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits, designed by John Heiden of Smog Design Inc.

Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography & Imaging Department, will lead a conversation with photographer George Holz, and John and Jeri Heiden of Smog Design about the making of the book and their celebrated careers in the entertainment industry.

George Holz
Renate Gruber from the Museum Ludwig in Cologne describes photographer George Holz’s images as having an “unexplainable elegance,” full of “allure” and “elite Imagery” that conveys his “intense admiration of and respect for” his subjects, some of the world’s best-known film stars, athletes, and musicians.  Holz’s portraits are a virtual who’s who of Hollywood and through his photographs and stories he presents an intimate glimpse into a glamorous world.

Smog Design Inc.
Smog Design is Los Angeles based firm recognized for their work on book design, packaging, advertising, identity and merchandising design.

John Heiden
John’s interest in fashion and photography led him to work in New York and Europe in his early career.  Returning to L.A., he worked at Warner Bros. Records for 3 years before opening his own design studio, partnering with Dutch design firm Hard Werken.  John went on to found Smog Design Inc. in 1995.

Jeri Heiden
Prior to joining Smog Design in 1999 as Creative Director, Jeri spent 17 years working in the music industry at Warner Bros. Records and A&M Records as an executive and creative director.  Her work can be seen on over 400 album campaigns and she has received 4 Grammy nominations for packaging design.

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to Mar 12

Alum Jedediah Johnson in Bang Bang Group Show

  Jedediah Johnson  testing his work  This Tent of A Body , on view through March 12, 2016. (Photo courtesy of OTGF)

Jedediah Johnson testing his work This Tent of A Body, on view through March 12, 2016. (Photo courtesy of OTGF)

ArtCenter Alum Jedediah Johnson ('09) has a new scented body of work up On The Ground Floor (OTGF):

During our event for novice and experienced collectors, curators, critics, and gallerists, come and experience twenty-two new works by eight emerging artists who seductively relay our human dance with desire and dare to venture onto the merciless terrain of a salacious kind of devotion. Through paintings, photographs, videos, readymade sculpture, and works on paper, this art show tiptoes into the bedroom, the bathroom, the back seat, and the back pew to take a closer look at intimate life. More info here.

Learn more about Jedediah in this interview with OTGF, The Art of Smelling Art.

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