25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION


The REEF/LA Mart | JANUARY 12-15, 2017

2017 PROGRAMS

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2016 PROGRAMS

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Thursday January, 21st

4:30 - 6:30pm

Weston Naef - Docent Tour
Curator Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photographs

In 1984 Weston Naef was named founding curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His appointment was simultaneous with the acquisition of a group of stellar collections of photographs--among them collections formed by Sam Wagstaff, Arnold Crane, and Andre Jammes along with a dozen other American and European pioneer collections of photographs. For twenty-five years before his retirement from the Getty in 2009, Weston Naef guided the growth and publication of the Getty Museum photographs collection, supervising more than 100 exhibitions and 50 publications.

Before coming to Los Angeles he was in charge of rare photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of numerous books on the history and art of photography, including: The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Handbook of the Photographs Collection (Getty Museum), Photographers of Genius at the Getty, and Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs (with Christine Hult-Lewis). Complete Mammoth Photographs, published by the Getty and weighing in at eight pounds six ounces, was more than twenty years in the making. It was awarded the Kraszna-Krausz prize for best photography book of 2011.

Tickets - $80




Friday January, 22nd

9:30 - 11am

Ryan Linkof - Docent Tour
Associate Curator, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Former Assistant Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA)

Ryan Linkof is Assistant Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where he has worked since receiving his PhD from the University of Southern California in 2011. He has contributed to several exhibitions at LACMA, including Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White, John Divola: As Far as I Could Get, and Catherine Opie: O. His scholarly research has appeared in the journals Photography and Culture, Études photographiques, and Media History, and he is a contributing author to several volumes, including the forthcoming Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs (Getty Publications, 2016).

Tickets - $80

11:30am - 1pm

The Golden Decade, Photography at The California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1945-55,
Ansel Adams & Minor White



Stan Zrnich, Golden Shadow 1952

Moderated by: John Upton
Artist, Professor Emeritus at Orange Coast College

The "Golden Decade" is the title of a book, published by Steidl, that examines a unique period in the history of photography. In 1945 Ansel Adams was requested to create a fine art photography program at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), now the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He invited Minor White , Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Lisette Model, Homer Page and other well known photographers to be instructors and lecturers. In 1946 Minor White became the director of the program. The program flourished for nearly a decade due in part to veterans who had access to the G.I. Bill. The California School of Fine Arts, CSFA, was renamed SFAI in 1961.

The members of the panel are Victoria Whyte Ball whose father was a student at the California School of Fine Arts and who worked with the authors Ira Latour, Cameron Macauley, and William Heick, and her husband Ken Ball in preparing the book for publication. Stephen Goldstine was a student in the photography program and later became Director of SFAI from 1977-1986. Jeff Gunderson is the Archivist at the SFAI. He knew many of the CSFA students personally for many years and has helped with countless historical book projects from this era. He wrote the essay for the book The Moment of Seeing, released in 2006. John Upton is a Professor Emeritus of photography and was a student at the CSFA in the early 1950s.

Panelists:

Ken Ball & Victoria Whyte Ball, Researchers and Editors of The Golden Decade book
Stephen Goldstine, Dennis Leon Professor of Graduate Studies at California College of the Arts (CCA). President of the San Francisco Art Institute, from 1977-1986
Jeff Gunderson, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist, San Francisco Art Institute
Deborah Klochko, Executive Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

ROCK in Photography



Moderated by: Hugh Brown
Photographer, Grammy winning former Creative Director, Rhino Records

The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, T Rex, The Turtles, Bruce Springsteen, The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Nico, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart, David Bowie, The Clash, Bob Marley, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Zappa... are among the Rock and Roll Icons who've been photographed by our panel.

Come see fantastic photographs, and hear the entertaining stories behind some of your favorite photos and record covers. Your "All Access pass" to how they started, life on the road, Rock photography then and now, and the ones that got away... and pharmaceuticals.

Panelists:

Guy Webster, Legendary Music & Show Business Photographer, Los Angeles
Neal Preston, Photographer, Led Zeppelin, Live Aid, Rolling Stone, Almost Famous
Alec Byrne, Photographer, Rock & Roll Photographer, London 1966 - 76
MJ Kim, Photographer, Sir Paul McCartney, Worldwide Tours, 2008 - Now

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm

On 25 Years of Collecting: Weston Naef & Michael G. Wilson, in Conversation


Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust

Weston Naef, J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photographs
"How Rare Photographs Came to the Getty"

Michael G. Wilson, Collector, Wilson Centre for Photography, London and Los Angeles
"The Chase and the Capture"

Tickets - $10





5:30 - 7pm

Artists Take Issue: Photography and the Aesthetics of Activism


Zoe Crosher, No.39 from The Additive Dust Series (The Disappearance of Michelle DuBois), 2012

Moderated by: Shana Nys Dambrot
Art Critic & Curator (Artbound, Whitehot, Flaunt, Vs., Art Ltd., Creators Project, Huffington Post) sndx.net

Photography occupies a uniquely powerful position when it comes to documenting real world circumstance. But it is also a fine artistic medium malleable to individual visions. These four artists each engage in narratives critiquing complex social, political, economic, and environmental issues – while simultaneously creating expressive, nuanced, exuberant, witty, poetic, and sometimes just plain beautiful works of art. The panel will present each artist’s individual practice, before as a group we discuss the various strategies and challenges of making successful images that engage and inspire.

Panelists:

Zoe Crosher:
Crosher walks a blurred line between fantasy, reality, image and disappearance – a conflation of the the image and the imaginary she has coined the ‘Imagiatic’. Realized primarily as photographs and bronzed sculptures, as well as ‘stand-in collaborations’ with other artists, Crosher’s work is not overtly political, yet her subject matter touches directly on issues including feminism and social hierarchies. zoecrosher.com

Jay Mark Johnson:
In work spanning drawing and sculpture, to filmmaking, architecture, and notably photography, he makes visible the intersection of nature and society. Johnson’s absolutely unique “Spacetime” photographic works ultimately engage in critical dialogue on topics from social and economic justice to political corruption and environmental degradation. jaymarkjohnson.com

Austin Young:
Photographer, filmmaker, installation and video artist, and co-founder with David Burns of Fallen Fruit, an interdisciplinary collective that investigates the intersection of public art, vernacular histories, and food justice with cross-platform, community-based projects. austinyoung.com | fallenfruit.org

Osceola Refetoff:
Photographer. High & Dry, a long-term exploration of the deserts of the American West with writer Christopher Langley, documents the legacy of human activity across vast open spaces that will inevitably be dominated by immense wind and solar arrays, and the controversial dynamics of critical resource allocation; syndicated on KCET’s Artbound. ospix.com | desertdispatches.com

Tickets - $10




Saturday January, 23rd

9:30 - 11am

Ivan Shaw - Docent Tour
Executive Photography Director, Vogue

Ivan Shaw began his career at Vanity Fair in 1992. He joined the Vogue Art Department in 1994, became Photo Editor in 1996, and has been the Photography Director since 1999. Ivan has worked on numerous Vogue exhibitions and books, including most recently the projects Extreme Beauty in Vogue and The Editor's Eye. He has presented many lectures on the history of fashion photography, and also teaches at School of Visual Arts, New York City. Ivan is an avid collector of photographs and photography books.

Tickets - $80

11:30am - 1pm

The Instagram Effect, How Instagram is Changing the Way We See Photography



Moderated by: Ivan Shaw
Executive Photography Director, Vogue

At a time when the influence of technological change on culture is arguably at its apex, Instagram has become the undisputed platform for a new form of photography. With over 400 million users, the site has seamlessly captured the speed and ease of mobile technology while at the same time couching itself in the cherished tradition of the craft of film, through it's use of "filters", many of which imitate classic film stocks. The focus of this panel will be to discuss how Instagram is changing not only the creation and distribution of photographs, but also the notion of what it means to be a "photographer". Questions such as, "are we now all photographers?" and "how do we differentiate between fine art, professional and amateur photographs on Instagram" will be explored. The panel will also consider the future of Instagram in relation to the ever evolving media landscape, with specific focus on moving image content.

Panelists:

Charlton Gholson, Creative Programs, Instagram @cgincolor
Jen Garcia Allen, Executive Editor, Kardashian/Jenner Apps @jengarciaallen
Kathy M.Y. Pyon, Visual Editor / Producer, Los Angeles Times @latimesphotos
Magdalena Wosinska, Photographer, Director, themagdalenaexperience @themagdalenaexperience

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

ALT Process, Artists Working in Alternative Practices


Sheila Pinkel, Folded Paper Series, 1975-1982

Moderated by: Virginia Heckert
Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Fuelled in part by the digital revolution and its increasingly ubiquitous technologies for producing and disseminating images, many photographic artists choose to experiment with alternative processes that provide opportunities for hands-on engagement with the materials of the medium. Whether revived from previous centuries of photographic invention and discovery, informed by scientific collaboration, or borrowed from other arts, these alternative processes have the capacity to imbue the medium of photography with a new vigor. Virginia Heckert, Photographs Curator and Department Head at the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of last year’s Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography exhibition, will moderate a panel of artists who have embraced alternative processes in their work.

Panelists:

Matthew Brandt, Artist
Mary Beth Heffernan, Artist, Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Arts, Occidental College
Sheila Pinkel, Professor Emerita, Art and Art History Program, Pomona College
Christopher Russell, Artist

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm

Artist Talk : James Welling, in Conversation with Virginia Heckert


James Welling "7690'' 42" x 63", 2015 Inkjet print on rag paper Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects

James Welling, Artist & Professor of Photography, UCLA Department of Art
Virginia Heckert, Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

James Welling’s work ranges from uncanny black and white photographs to intense, colorful inkjet abstractions, His career has influenced an entire generation of young artists and photographers. Welling is an artist constantly seeking pictorial challenges, which he shares in each new body of work.

Tickets - $10



5:30 - 7pm

Artist Talk: Jim McHugh, In Conversation with Edward Goldman

Jim McHugh, Photographer, with Edward Goldman, Art Critic, Host of "Art Talk" on KCRW In Conversation, On Capturing the LA Art Scene Over the Past 40 Years


David Hockney, Home

"The one person who has done more than anyone else to capture the artistic spirit of LA over the last four decades is photographer Jim McHugh. His intimate portraits of Californian artists are unparalleled, reflecting his close relationships with many of these artists and a deep understanding of their art."

-Edward Goldman, Los Angeles 2015

The archives of photographer Jim McHugh embrace nearly four decades of rare imagery chronicling Los Angeles and LA Artists at work. His series of portraits includes David Hockney, Allison Saar, Mike Kelly, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari among many others. He is currently photographing crews of LA Street Artists.

McHugh continues to add to a far-reaching series of Los Angeles architectural images photographed with a vintage Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film. He considers them more portraits than architectural photography; these evocative urban landscapes monumentalize that which has often become invisible and derelict, hidden in plain sight.

Edward Goldman, host of "Art Talk" on KCRW, the Los Angeles-based National Public Radio station, is both fearless and fun. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world. A noted author and lecturer, he is a weekly contributor to the Huffington Post, and he serves as a panelist, moderator and speaker for many museums and arts organizations.

Currently on display at ESMoA, El Segundo Museum of Art, is an extensive exhibition of McHugh's forty year artist archive titled "Experience 19: Touch", curated by Edward Goldman, host of KCRW's Art-Talk. Rarely seen photographic portraits by McHugh are paired with a variety of original artworks by these artists, loaned to ESMoA by cultural institutions, private collectors, and the artists themselves.

The ESMoA exhibition "Experience 19: Touch" runs through January 31st, 2016



Tickets - $10




Sunday January 24th

9:30 - 11am

Paul Martineau - Docent Tour
Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

A leading curator in the field of art photography, Paul Martineau is associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He received a B.A. in art from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a M.A. in art history from Williams College. Before joining the Getty Museum in 2003, he held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Mr. Martineau has organized numerous exhibitions at the Getty, covering a diverse range of topics that span the mid-19th century to the 21st century, including Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit, Herb Ritts, L.A. Style and Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance, among others. He is currently collaborating with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on an ambitious publication and exhibition project on the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe; and his next book, The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, is expected to be released in early 2016.

Tickets - $80

11:30 - 1pm

Collecting: Is Contemporary Photography a Myth?


Left: Bill Brandt, Nude, London 1952, Right: Farrah Karapetian, Lifesaver 2015

Moderated by: Stephen White
Collector, Curator and Writer

In the catalogue to Russell Ferguson's exhibition at the Hammer, Perfect Likeness, which opened last June, he states the following: "More photographs are now taken every day than in the first hundred years of photography's existence." If this is true, then how does one go about separating the viable from the exploitive? How does a collector learn to navigate a minefield of contemporary images, most of which will have no commercial value once they leave the gallery? And what role does vintage photography, the work of that first 100 or so years play in the equation? This panel will attempt to sort out the pros and cons of each, and expose the many myths that dominate the marketing of contemporary photography today.

Panelists:

Michael R.Whalen, Photography Collector, represents Photographer's Estates
Stephen Reinstein, Collector Contemporary and Modern Photography
Thomas Von Lintel, Gallery owner, exhibits Contemporary Photography

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

Robert Mapplethorpe, "Beyond Good and Evil"

Moderated by: Paul Martineau,
Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) was one of the most influential artists of the late-twentieth century. In 1990, he and his work were attacked by conservative politicians, setting off the American culture wars. This panel will discuss the implications of culture wars on Mapplethorpe's legacy and how the landmark acquisition of his art and archives by the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute in 2011 will help to reshape it.

Panelists:

Ryan Linkof, Associate Curator, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Former Assistant Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA)
Michelle Brunnick, Curatorial Assistant, Curatorial Department, Getty Research Institute

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm

Latin American Photography in LA


Adela Goldbard, Micro Bus, 2014

Moderated by: Idurre Alonso
Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute

As Latin American photography gained a strong foothold in the international art scene during the 1990s, its presence became more prevalent in Los Angeles. Since then several institutions including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), and the Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) have presented exhibitions on photography from Latin America. At the same time, local galleries such as Christopher Grimes Gallery, Couturier Gallery and Rose Gallery, have promoted the work of photographers from Latin America, opening the path to their inclusion in private collections. This panel discussion proposes to analyze the state of Latin American photography in Los Angeles by creating a dialogue on the collecting policies of institutions, the accessibility to photography from Latin America, the collecting trends specific to Los Angeles and the evaluation of the interest of the public in the photographic production by Latin American photographers.

Panelists:

Paula Ely, Collector
Alma Ruiz, Senior Fellow, Latin American Art Specialist, Sotheby's Institute of Art
Darrel Couturier, Owner / Director, Couturier Gallery
Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Artist, Curator, and Author. Professor of Visual Arts, UCSD

Tickets - $10

5:30 - 7pm

Vision & Visionaries
A Conversation About Inspiration and the Creative Process featuring B+, Lisa Leone and Bruce Talamon.



About B+

B+ (aka Brian Cross) was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland. He attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin graduating in 1989 with a degree in painting. In 1990 he came to Los Angeles to study photography at the California Institute of the Arts. While at Cal Arts he began work on a project entitled, Its Not about a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance in Los Angeles which was subsequently published by Verso Books in 1993. It was nominated as a Rolling Stone Music Book of the Year and made the NME critics best music book of the year list. Cross is a filmmaker and photographer who has achieved great distinction in the intersecting fields of cinema, music, design, and cultural studies. He creates performative documentaries, videos, and photographs whose subject matter is primarily concerned with global music culture, particularly, though not limited to, the genre of Hip Hop. His interest in this phenomena is at once aesthetic, historical, and ethnographic: he sees relevance not only in artistic forms, but in the social and cultural histories that these forms reveal, as they intersect with the dynamics of contemporary urban communities. In this way he draws on traditions and methods across the visual and performing arts, social sciences, and urban studies. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego.

About Lisa Leone (exhibiting works in Booth 805)

Bronx born Lisa Leone began her career as a photographer shooting musicians Moby, Lauryn Hill and Maxwell, as well as personalities like Debi Mazar and Spike Lee. She worked for British Vogue and VIBE where she was a contributing photographer and columnist for two years. While shooting stills on a music video the director asked Lisa to shoot B roll. So began her career as a cinematographer shooting music videos for artists TLC, D’Angelo and The Brand New Heavies.

A few years later, Lisa began work on Stanley Kubrick’s last film "Eyes Wide Shut", starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Impressed with Leone’s talent and drive, not to mention The Bronx being common ground, Kubrick quickly became her mentor. Little did she know the project would consume the next four years of her life where she would do everything from set decorating, film & lighting tests, acting and directing second unit.

Upon Kubrick’s death Lisa dived into a deeper study between the relationship of cinema and imagery.

She continued her cinematography with work on independent films and shows for directors: Nancy Savoca’s "Dirt"; Showtime, Michael Kang’s "The Motel"; Sundance, Reno’s "Rebel Without a Pause", Havana Film Festival, Florence film festival and “Citizen Reno” for Bravo.

In July 2012 “Union Square” a film Lisa shot opened theatrically starring Mira Sorvino and Tammi Blanchard, directed by Nancy Savoca.

In May 2012 her solo photography show opened at HVW8 Art +Design Gallery in Los Angeles. The show chronicles the beginnings of NYC hip-hop in the 80’s/90’s. The show traveled to Milan’s Galleria Patricia Armocida and The Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam.

In September 2014 her solo exhibit, Here I Am, opened at The Bronx Museum. It was accompanied with a book, of the same title, published by Minor Matters Books.

Lisa serves as Vice President of Artistic Programs for the National YoungArts Foundation.

About Bruce Talamon

Bruce Talamon has been a Contract Photographer for Time Magazine, contributing photographer for the Los Angeles and New York Times, Premiere Magazine, People, Rolling Stone, Paris Match, Vanity Fair, Ebony and Jet Magazines and is the author of Bob Marley Spirit Dancer and the forthcoming Fall 2016 release from Taschen Books featuring his work documenting the R and B Music Scene of the 70's and 80's.

Tickets - $10




2016 FOCUS PHOTO L.A. PROGRAMMING



Friday January 22nd

11:30 - 1pm

Elisabeth Sunday
The Collector's Circle Getting Your Work Funded

Elisabeth Sunday developed a business model designed to support herself as an emerging fine art photographer and she maintains this practice now through mid- career. She calls it, "The Collector's Circle" and it's made up of three tiers: collectors, donors and sponsors. Her business model has successfully funded over two dozen international field expeditions and has allowed her work to be collected by museums across the country. The donor tier of the Collector's Circle offers an affordable alternative for collectors seeking to support an artist through purchases that will later be donated to a museum for tax purposes. These funding techniques provide the quality of long term support that can usher an emerging fine art photographer into the next stage of their career. During the discussion Elisabeth Sunday along with fine art appraiser Stacy Roman will share their knowledge of fundraising and the gifting process. Stacy Roman is a licensed fine art appraiser and is intricately familiar with current tax law and the gifting process.

Elisabeth Sunday photographs indigenous peoples from around the world, primarily in Africa. She uses the technique of "Mirror Photography" to create surreal, spiritual and deeply personal collaborations with tribal people. Her work has been widely shown and is in museum collections including the LACMA, The Houston Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Corcoran Collection.

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

The World of Inkjet Paper Seminar
With the right paper choice you can turn ordinary images in to extraordinary prints!

Showing over 140 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson Infinity, Hahnemühle, Harman by Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing.

The focus of this seminar is to empower participants with knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is. “We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers.”

Presenter Bio:
Eric has been a member of Freestyle Photographic Supplies since June of 1986. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge earning a Bachelors Degree in Art Specializing in Photography. Over the past 12 years Eric has served Freestyle in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Business and Product Development. His duties include overall responsibility of Freestyle’s purchasing and buying department, developing new products, keeping as many of the legacy analog products alive as possible and interfacing with every coating facility, chemical manufacturer and all manufacturers of products in the photographic industry on a worldwide basis. Eric has presented "The World of Inkjet Paper” to hundreds of professional photographic organizations, colleges/universities, photo clubs, workshop groups and photographic education organizations throughout the continental United States.

This is a one-of-a-kind seminar and applies to photographers, printmakers, graphic designers and artists of all levels!

Tickets - Free

3:30 - 5pm

Daniel Miller
15 Things You Can Do To Get Represented By A Gallery With Daniel Miller

This seminar is for photographers (and other artists) who want to gain gallery representation and get more information on the gallery system. The fast-paced hour and a quarter seminar is full of real-world tips and strategies how to gain representation, and how to keep a gallery’s ongoing interest once represented. The updated seminar includes: The key words that should be on your resume, Facebook -- the current and future pros and cons, all the things you can't do anymore at art shows, how to really pack and ship your works, presentation matters, why you (as an artist) shouldn't drink the wine at gallery events.

Tickets - $30 online, $35 at the door




Saturday January 23rd

11:30am - 1pm

Mark Edward Harris
The Fine Art of Travel Photography

Presented by Samy's Camera

This workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography - images that go far beyond the "I was here" photograph. Photographers will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays - pictures that tell a story. Mark Edward Harris will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of "fast" lenses, filters, and the creative use of flash on location.

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

The World of Inkjet Paper Seminar
With the right paper choice you can turn ordinary images in to extraordinary prints!

Showing over 140 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson Infinity, Hahnemühle, Harman by Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing.

The focus of this seminar is to empower participants with knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is. “We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers.”

Presenter Bio:
Eric has been a member of Freestyle Photographic Supplies since June of 1986. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge earning a Bachelors Degree in Art Specializing in Photography. Over the past 12 years Eric has served Freestyle in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Business and Product Development. His duties include overall responsibility of Freestyle’s purchasing and buying department, developing new products, keeping as many of the legacy analog products alive as possible and interfacing with every coating facility, chemical manufacturer and all manufacturers of products in the photographic industry on a worldwide basis. Eric has presented "The World of Inkjet Paper” to hundreds of professional photographic organizations, colleges/universities, photo clubs, workshop groups and photographic education organizations throughout the continental United States.

This is a one-of-a-kind seminar and applies to photographers, printmakers, graphic designers and artists of all levels!

Tickets - Free

3:30 - 5pm

"America Speaks: Our Story to build a Culture of Peace"
Former UN Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury will speak on behalf of Tish Lampert and A&I on the importance of photojournalists

A discussion of books and their power to document history and instigate peaceful revolutions. In that context, photojournalist Tish Lampert's work documenting civil unrest, protest and suffering is a catalyst to enable change for those most in need. She offers visual evidence that educates the uninformed, stirs emotions in complacent minds, and ultimately motivates people in power, such as Former UN Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, to affect change and draft resolutions for peace that can change the world. The former Ambassador Chowdhury will come to speak on behalf for Tish Lampert and A&I on the importance of photojournalists like Mrs. Lampert and how publishing books that document our human existence, both good and bad, is vital for a peaceful future.

Tickets - $10

5:30 - 7pm

Natasha Calzatti
Better Black and White Photography with Lightroom



You will learn different methods on how to use Lightroom and Photoshop together in a seamless way to give photographs rich and deep black and white tonal range. And better yet you will learn how to see in black and white before capturing the image. Natasha will show you how to change the brightness values of specific tones and help you selectively add brightness and darkness to direct the viewer's eye through the image. We will explore how to use presets and settings to help you achieve film and analog looks in your digital black and whites. As well as printing discussion on proper print settings and which papers to use and when.

Presented by Samy's Camera

Tickets - $10




Sunday January 24th

11:30am - 1pm

Rob Shanahan
Backstage Pass with Music Photographer Rob Shanahan



Rob Shanahan is one of the busiest music photographers in the industry and Ringo Starr's personal photographer. During his presentation, Rob will discuss photography and lighting techniques behind some of his favorite and most iconic images. He will also be sharing stories behind the scenes, on stage, backstage and in the studio working with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Additionally, he will discuss his new book "VOLUME 1 - Through the Lens of Music Photographer Rob Shanahan.” You will have an opportunity to get a signed copy after the seminar at the Samy's Camera booth. Bio: Rob Shanahan is one of the most published photographers in the music industry. He has worked with many of the world’s biggest rock acts: Aerosmith, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, Roger Waters, TOTO, YES, and many others. Rob is also chief photographer for Yamaha Music Corporation since 2003, and has photographed hundreds of Yamaha endorsed artists including Elton John, Barry Manilow, Sammy Hagar, Alicia Keyes, Jason Mraz, Natalie Cole, Sarah MacLachlan, Dave Navarro, and many more. Rob got his first drum kit when he was 10 and his first camera when he was 13 and has been doing both professionally since 1988. His sensitivities as a musician has made him the first call photographer for many of the world’s top artists.

Presented by Samy's Camera

Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm

Mark Edward Harris
The Fine Art of Travel Photography

Presented by Samy's Camera

This workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography - images that go far beyond the "I was here" photograph. Photographers will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays - pictures that tell a story. Mark Edward Harris will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of "fast" lenses, filters, and the creative use of flash on location.

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm

George Simian
Portraiture with One Light

Photographic portraits are made memorable and compelling by the quality of the light. Join me in this demonstration of how lighting the portrait, with only one strobe light, can dramatically change the experience and emotional message of the image. We’ll work fast, addressing both the effects of the light on the face, and the personal exchange between the subject and the photographer, while displaying every image instantaneously on a large monitor. This image was made during the 2015 Photo LA seminar - come see me make new and surprising images with just one light! George Simian is a commercial photographer, a people person, an advocate for photographers' rights (APA-LA), and an educator (Samy's Photo School, Ubud Bali Photo Workshops), recognized by PDN Magazine as one of the Best Photo Workshop Instructors nationwide.

Tickets - $10