"Point of View" Program Space, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, photo l.a. 2013
PROGRAMS

photo l.a. seminar series proudly sponsored by:

Frestyle Paper

photo l.a. continues to present outstanding programming with a series of lectures, roundtables and docent tours. Tickets are now on sale; due to limited seating we suggest that you register as soon as possible in order to participate.

Friday:
Friday Docent Tour
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
To Live and Die in L.A.
Artists in L.A.: The Expanded Field and Photographic Possibilities
Photo Book & Boutique Publishing

Saturday:
Saturday Docent Tour
So You've Formed a Collection, What Now?
A Fifty Year Love Affair with Photography: A Life in Pictures (Douglas Kirkland Keynote)
The Reproductive System

Sunday:
Sunday Docent Tour
Sex and Fashion
Moving Still, The Art of Gabriel Figueroa: A Legacy of Images, From Cinema to Stills
Photographic Fictions: Technology and the Digital Document

Please note, you must purchase a general admission ticket to photo l.a. in order to attend any of our programs/seminars.



Friday Docent Tour

Join our personal, guided Docent Tour of photo l.a. 2014, led by a knowledgeable expert in the field, to learn basic information, gain insights, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about each exhibit in the space.

Tour leader TBD.

Date/Time: 9:30am-11:00am, Friday, January 17, 2014
Cost: $80.00 ($100 at door)

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See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
(Panel Discussion)

In 2008 LACMA acquired the Vernon Collection, making it possible for the museum to represent photographys full range and its centrality in modern visual culture. Using a historical perspective, this exhibition of 200 photographs from the Vernon Collection identifies parallels between photography and vision science, and is on view at LACMA through March 23, 2014.

Britt Salvesen (Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department; Prints and Drawings Department, LACMA), accompanied by Robbert Flick (Professor of Fine Art, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Artist), and Susan Rankaitis (Artist; The Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Scripps College) discuss issues surrounding the exhibition.

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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To Live and Die in L.A. (Panel Discussion)

Los Angeles has been the site of a vast amount of cultural production in film, visual arts, writing, performance, and design, as well as being the subject in much of this work, whether utopian, dystopian, or somewhere in between. The panel will discuss the fertility of Los Angeles as a subject of investigation as well as a physical place for artistic growth, touching on the myths and legends of the city.

Kate Costello (Artist), Julian Hoeber (Artist), Vincent Ramos (Artist). Moderated by Emily Gonzalez (Curatorial Assistant, The Hammer Museum)

Date/Time: 1:30-3:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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Artists in L.A.: The Expanded Field and Photographic Possibilities (Panel Discussion)

This round table discussion explores new boundaries in contemporary photographic practices, led by a selection of three Los Angeles artists Phil Chang (Artist and Lecturer at UCLA), Zoe Crosher (Artist), and William E. Jones (Artist, Filmmaker, and Writer), who will focus in on their practices, methodologies, and thoughts regarding today's photographic image.

Moderated by John Tain (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Collections Development, The Getty Research Institute)

Date/Time: 3:30-5:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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Photo Book & Boutique Publishing (Panel Discussion)

Ron Martinez (Aerbook), Daniel Milnor (Blurb), Parker Davis (Artist; Publisher, Wintergarten LTD), and Rex Weiner (A&I Photographic & Digital Services). Moderated by Nicholas Fahey (Publisher, Victory Projects)
This panel will focus on informing artists how to successfully create and sell books of their work without the help of a traditional publisher.

Date/Time: 5:30-7:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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Saturday Docent Tour

Join our personal, guided Docent Tour of photo l.a. 2014, led by a knowledgeable expert in the field, to learn basic information, gain insights, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about each exhibit in the space.

Lead by Matthew Thompson (Director of Collection Development and Exhibition Support, LACMA)

Date/Time: 9:30am-11:00am, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Cost: $80.00 ($100 at door)

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So You've Formed a Collection, What Now? (Panel Discussion)

Weston Naef (Panel Moderator; Curator Emeritus and Founding Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum) along with Stephanie Smith (Curator, Wilson Centre for Photography), Justin Fiset (Artist; Independent Collection Manager), Gawain Weaver (Independent Photo Conservator) explore the question: What is a collection and how does one maintain it?

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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A Fifty Year Love Affair with Photography: A Life in Pictures (Keynote by Douglas Kirkland)

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Douglas Kirkland has been photographing for over five decades, exploring his passion in the discovery of beauty that never wavers. Photography has been his bride, his companion, his lover, and his confidante throughout his multifaceted career. Kirkland is best known for his celebrity portraits, but the scope of his work is far wider: his portraits go far beyond the physical appearance of his subjects and capture the very essence of their being with disarming honesty and sensuality."

Date/Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Cost: Please note admittance to this Keynote is free upon registration, but does not include entry into photo l.a. If you wish to attend the fair, please purchase a general admission ticket.

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The Reproductive System (Panel Discussion)

A discussion of photographic reproduction and its changing relationship to contemporary art. Through a series of case studies - from artists who prohibit the reproduction of their work in any form, to the phenomenon of overexposing or "burning" a work on the secondary market - this panel will explore the economic and art-historical repercussions of the new ways images are created and exchanged.

Presented by Matthew Thompson (Director of Collection Development and Exhibition Support, LACMA), and accompanied by artist, Carter Mull.

Date/Time: 3:30-5:00pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15.00 at door)

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Sunday Docent Tour

Join our personal, guided Docent Tour of photo l.a. 2014, led by a knowledgeable expert in the field, to learn basic information, gain insights, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about each exhibit in the space.

Lead by Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus and Founding Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum)

Date/Time: 9:30am-11:00am, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cost: $80.00 ($100 at door)

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Sex and Fashion (Panel Discussion)

This panel discusses the blurred lines of sexuality and what is accepted as appropriate in the world of fashion photography.

Presented by Joe Zee (Creative Director, ELLE Magazine), accompanied by Laurie Trott (Fashion Director of WhoWhatWear), Juliet Jernigan (LA-based production designer), Rob Younkers (Fashion professor, Parsons School of Design, NYC; and freelance designer).

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cost: $10 ($15 at door)

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Moving Still, The Art of Gabriel Figueroa: A Legacy of Images, From Cinema to Stills (Panel Discussion)

For decades, Gabriel Figueroa has been known internationally as one of the greatest innovators in the medium of black and white cinema. So powerful and universal are his images that today he is reconsidered as a master maker of both the moving and the still image. Currently the subject of a major LACMA exhibition, this panel will explore Figueroa's historic importance, as well as the technical aspects of the transformation of the master's motion to still images, with his son Gabriel Figueroa Flores, photographer and archivist.

Gabriel Figueroa in conversation with Michael Donnelly (Producer and Curator of Film, Photographer).

Date/Time: 1:30-3:00pm, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15 at door)

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Photographic Fictions: Technology and the Digital Document (Panel Discussion)

Natalie Bookchin (Photography and Media Faculty, CalArts; Artist) and Ken Gonzales-Day (Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department, Scripps College; Artist) will discuss their work in relationship to technology, from digital manipulation and online publishing to large archives and social media. Bookchins video installations often draw their source material from social media and video-sharing sites, exploring shared language, gestures, and narrative tropes. Gonzales-Day alters found images and objects to raise questions about racial violence and historical memory. Both bodies of work reflect on documentary practice and push at the boundaries of the digital document. Topics may include: fair use, authorship, archives, photographic truth, alternative constructions of documentary practice.

Date/Time: 3:30-5:00pm, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cost: $10.00 ($15 at door)

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photo l.a. is proud to announce EMERGING FOCUS [EXPOSITION] @ photo l.a. January 18-19, 2014. This two day event will showcase a variety of hand-picked seminars spanning a range of photography topics from fine art and commercial photography, tips and techniques, to hands-on training from leading experts.

Please note, the Emerging Focus Seminar Series is a separate program to photo l.a., to learn more about Emerging Focus, its seminars and competitions, please visit their website at www.emergingfocusexpo.com


Saturday:
The City of Angeles: A Photo Tour of Historic Downtown with Ted Meyer
Delivering in Black and White with Frank Jackson
Shooting Architecture: Learning from the Great Eugene Atget with Douglas Hill
The Fine Art of Travel Photography with Mark Edward Harris
The Print Matters: The World of Inkjet Paper with Eric Joseph from Freestyle Photographic Supplies
15 Things You Can Do to Get Represented by a Gallery with Daniel Miller
Beyond the Print: Museum Quality Printing and Presentation with The ICON & Fine Art Solutions
Venice Beach Noir: The Dark Side of Venice with Helen K. Garber & David (Dingo) Healy
Open Show LA & EMERGING FOCUS Competition Winners

Sunday:
Photoshop and Lightroom for the Artist: Analog Techniques and Beyond with Natasha Calzatti
The Print Matters: The World of Inkjet Paper with Eric Joseph from Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Digital Color Management Made Simple for the Fine Art Photographer with Natasha Calzatti
The Art of Living Well with Dr. Howard Murad
iPhoneography with Michael Britt

*Photo Nomad Tours
Photo Nomad Tours offers a variety of ways to improve your photography skills with the guidance of internationally renowned photographers who have made their homes in these incredible LA neighborhoods. During these unique expeditions youll learn tips and techniques while exploring picturesque locations. All our photography programs are designed for professionals, advance amateurs of all levels who are interested in improving their skills while exploring Los Angeles.

The City of Angels: A Photo Tour of Historic Downtown with Ted Meyer



Downtown Los Angeles is like no other city. Join Ted as he explores the history and heart of Downtown Los Angeles with its unique architectural past. Once the entertainment epicenter, Broadway has the largest surviving collection of pre-WWII movie palaces in the United States, where fortunately, we can still enjoy their elegant presence. But it doesnt end there; this unique tour will also examine Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building, and the beautiful blue art deco Eastern Columbia Building.

www.tedmeyer.com

Date/Time: 9:30am-12:00pm Saturday, January 18, 2014
Meeting Point: Grand Park right across from City Hall. Exact location T.B.D.
Cost: $40.00 *please note only 20 registrations accepted.

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Delivering in Black and White with Frank Jackson



Speaker provided by: Samy's Camera

Delivering Stunning Black and White Prints using Silver Efex Pro with Frank Jackson
Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, creating beautiful , realistic black and white images can be a challenge. Discover and learn how to master the beauty of black and white photography with Silver Efex Pro 2, the world's leading solution for creating stunning images. Silver Efex Pro 2 offers a powerful set of darkroom-inspired features, including the revolutionary U Point technology that enables you to fine-tune your images with precise selective enhancements.

www.samys.com

Date/Time: 9:30am-11:00am Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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Shooting Architecture: Learning from the Great Eugene Atget with Douglas Hill



An examination of the historical precedents that have shaped today's architectural image. Garry Winogrand said, "What made Atget great was that he knew where to stand." Compositionally, architectural photography has changed very little since the turn of the 20th century when Eugene Atget was documenting the architecture of a rapidly changing and disappearing Paris. The visual strategies Atget developed over three decades as a photographer are as vital today as they had become by the time of his death in 1927.

Though architecture has actually changed a great deal over the years, through the side-by-side comparison of 21st century images with their counterparts from the 19th and 20th centuries; from the earliest processes invented by Niepce, Fox Talbot and Daguerre to film and the advent of the digital camera, the timelessness of early architectural photographers' aesthetics will be revealed.

www.shootingarchitecture.com

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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The Fine Art of Travel Photography with Mark Edward Harris



Speaker provided by: Samy's Camera

This workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography images that go far beyond the I was here photograph. Participants will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes, as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays pictures that tell a story. Technical aspects such as the use of fast lenses, flash on location, and the creative use of depth of field will be discussed. In addition, Harris will discuss how to approach newspapers and magazines with travel story ideas and how to bring individual projects into fruition.

www.markedwardharris.com

Date/Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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The Print Matters: Mastering Photo Papers with Eric Joseph



Proudly sponsored by:
Freestyle

Showing over 100 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the brands: Arista-II, Arista Americana Collection Inkjet Fabric, Awagami, Canson, Hahnemuhle, Ilford, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome.

The focus of this seminar is to get participants to understand how important The Print really is and to realize that we truly can have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers.

www.freestylephoto.biz

Date/Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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15 Things You Can Do to Get Represented by a Gallery with Daniel Miller



So you've always wanted to show your artwork in a gallery. But how does that work?

Daniel Miller, owner of Duncan Miller Gallery, has developed a no-nonsense seminar for upcoming artists on how to develop your career so that a gallery will want to represent you. While Duncan Miller specializes in photographic art, the tips youll learn are appropriate for all fine artists.

Artists constantly ask me for tips on how to advance their careers, says Miller. I took some time and developed my thoughts into the seminar below. I cant guarantee this information will get you gallery representation, but these fundamentals will at least save you time, help you understand the process, and point you in the right direction.

www.duncanmillergallery.com

Date/Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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Beyond the Print: Museum Quality Printing and Presentation with Bonny Taylor & Paul Batoon (ICON) and Rudy Hernandez and Ramon Valdez (Fine Arts Solutions)



An informative lecture discussing the printing and finishing of fine art photography in today's rapidly-evolving market. Hosted by leaders in their respective fields The Icon and Fine Art Solutions this session reflects the extensive involvement both companies have with artists, collectors, curators museums and institutions all over the globe. Get a better understanding of what is possible and what is expected, learn about the newest techniques and materials and find answers to your questions about producing work that meets the standards of serious galleries and museum.

www.iconla.com/main
ww.fineartsolutions.net

Date/Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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Venice Beach Noir: The Dark Side of Venice with Helen K. Garber and David (Dingo) Healy



I have a thing for Speedway Alley. It is the ever-moving thoroughfare of eccentric Venice locals. -Helen K. Garber

Photographers who enjoy living on the edge will love exploring the Western borderline of Los Angeles with a night tour of the underground scene of Venice Beach, also known as Speedway Alley. Join locally-based photographers Helen K. Garber and David (Dingo) Healey, who will lead participants from Helen's personal studio along the historic alleyway. We promise that the only tourists you will see are the ones that are lost. Added bonus: the adventure winds down with a cocktail at one of the many bars that dot Windward Avenue, the street that was the setting for Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.

Dress warm and in layers. A DSLR or point-and-shoot with high ISO rating recommended; bring a mini tripod for night street shooting. Park near Windward, where we end the tour.

www.helenkgarber.com
www.davidhealeyphotography.com

Date/Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, January 18, 2014
Meeting Point: 801 Ocean Front Walk, Studio 9 (Park and Ocean Front Walk) inside the courtyard behind Good See Eyeglasses.
Cost: $40.00 *please note only 20 registrations accepted.

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Open Show Los Angeles



Open Show LA and EMERGING FOCUS are partnering to hold a special event that will feature artist talks for the EMERGING FOCUS Contest. Join us to hear the Grand Prize winner and selected finalist artists talk about their work and see their framed prints on the gallery walls one last time before the show closes.

Open Show Los Angeles provides a forum for our local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. Each month photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers of L.A. gather at different venues around town for an evening of live presentations and lively conversations.

www.openshow.org/losangeles

Date/Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Saturday, January 18 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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Photoshop and Lightroom for the Artist: Analog Techniques and Beyond with Natasha Calzatti



Speaker provided by: Samy's Camera

In this seminar Natasha Calzatti will demonstrate techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom to achieve that "Film Look". Remember that Kodak 160NC or 400VC we loved so much. This seminar will be about getting that feeling of analog. Pre-Flash, light licks, crossed processing, grain effects and proper Black and White conversion using Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex. Digital medium is great but if you are looking to add depth and richness to your photography then this seminar is for you.

www.calzattifoto.com

Date/Time: 9:30am-11:00am Sunday, January 19 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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The Print Matters: Mastering Photo Papers with Eric Joseph



Proudly sponsored by:
Freestyle

Showing over 100 individual photographs from Eric Josephs personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the brands: Arista-II, Arista Americana Collection Inkjet Fabric, Awagami, Canson, Hahnemuhle, Ilford, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome.

The focus of this seminar is to get participants to understand how important The Print really is and to realize that we truly can have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers.

www.freestylephoto.biz

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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Digital Color Management Made Simple for the Fine Art Photographer with Natasha Calzatti



Speaker provided by: Samy's Camera

Your prints don't match the monitor - Why? Color management is the foundation for all digital imagery. If you master your camera, monitor and printer, youll save time by eliminating trial-and-error in printmaking. This will also save you money by reducing ink and paper costs. Learn how to take control of your digital life and create repeatable, predictable color.

This seminar will cover: Color spaces and profiles for Lightroom and Photoshop; Assigning and converting profiles; Soft proofing; Inkjet printing with predictable results
Outsourced printing to labs; and Exporting and viewing calibrated images on the web.

In addition, we will demonstrate the Xrite colorimeter and spectrophotometer and explain the difference.

www.calzattifoto.com

Date/Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Sunday, January 19 2014
Cost: $25.00 ($35 at door)

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The Art of Living Well with Dr. Howard Murad



Proudly sponsored by:
Murad

World renowned healthy living expert, Dr. Howard Murad, will discuss the role artistic expression can play in helping people to look, live and feel younger. This seminar will explore the science behind the therapeutic benefits of encouraging active artistic expression, as well as the role creating art can play in an integrated wellness lifestyle

This seminar is guided by Murad's principles of Inclusive Health, which encourage people to create art, regardless of their skill level or lack of formal training, to help them reduce stress, recapture freedom, and to rekindle the happiness that was the norm when they were young children.

www.murad.com

Date/Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Sunday, January 19 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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iPhoneography with Michael Britt



Speaker provided by: Samy's Camera

There's an iPhone photography world beyond Instagram!

They say the best camera is the one you have with you; with iPhones topping 8 megapixels, many photographers are now reaching for their phones more often than not. Join Michael Britt for a comprehensive tour of the world of iPhone and iPad photo and video technology. You'll see the best apps for photography and hardware add ons like interchangeable lenses from Schneider Optics and specially designed cases with tripod mounts. Michael will also share his techniques for making large 24 x 24" prints from iPhone photos.

www.samys.com

Date/Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Sunday, January 19 2014
Cost: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

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