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.
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.
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.
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.
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: estevanoriol.com
This talk is part of the Photoraphy Department's student-run lecture series.
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.
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 www.pdns30.com
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.
For more info, visit: http://www.infinityroom.la/current.html
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.
Buy tickets here: http://photoconla.com/tickets/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.