26th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION


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

2017 PHOTO LA AND FOCUS PHOTO LA PROGRAMS

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Thursday January, 12th

4:30 - 6:30pm | Thursday, 12th

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, 13th

9:30 - 11am | Friday, 13th

Docent Tour with Joanna Szupinska-Myers
Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography

Joanna Szupinska-Myers is Curator of Exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography, part of UCR ARTSblock in Riverside, since January 2013. Previously she was Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2011-12. She earned her MA in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and her BA in Art at University of California, Los Angeles.


Tickets - $80

11:30am - 1pm | Friday, 13th

The Female Gaze: A Conversation Exploring Women's Identity in Contemporary Photography

As a grassroots, fourth wave of feminism emerges, the female gaze has heightened the stakes of engagement and created new parameters for the representation of identity. Megan Steinman, independent curator and Director of The Underground Museum checks in with artists Kandis Williams and Chloe Aftel on this pressing and complex topic. Presented by the Lucie Foundation at photo l.a.




Kandis Williams, A Perfect Smile, 2016

Moderator: Megan Steinman is an independent curator, writer, and Director of The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Megan's exhibition projects exploring performance, photography and new media art have been shown at institutions around the world, including Museo Pecci Milano, Dolby Gallery, Sonos Studio Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, District Berlin, ICA Boston, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has written for and/or produced several artist books, including Edges of the Experiment by Marie-Josè Jongerius, Dance/Draw by Helen Molesworth, and American Music by Annie Leibovitz. Megan holds a Master of Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Art.

Panelists: Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, MD) received her B.F.A. in 2008 from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at SADE, Los Angeles, and St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, and a performance and workshop at Human Resources, Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Underground Museum, Los Angeles; Neu West and 68 Projects, Berlin; and The Breeder, Athens, among other spaces. Williams has an active curatorial and writing practice, and runs Cassandra Press with artist Taylor Doran.

Chloe Aftel has a strong focus on narrative photography and an MFA from USC in film production. She sees each photograph as a one-frame movie still and each person as someone with a story to tell. In exploring gender, identity and sensuality, chloe strives to create striking, nuanced, complicated female characters. she specializes in using cinematic techniques in still frame images. Moderated by : Megan Steinman, Director of The Underground Museum

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Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm | Friday, 13th

Breaking News
Arpad Kovacs of The Getty and Rebecca Morse of LACMA in conversation with Carter Mull and Samira Yamin

Coinciding with his show Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media at the Getty Museum, Arpad Kovacs and LACMA Photography curator Rebecca Morse chat with artists Carter Mull and Samira Yamin about the ongoing interest that we have with the multiple roles that media plays in our lives and the way those dynamics cross over into artistic practice.

Tickets - $10



3:30 - 5pm | Friday, 13th

Brighter Lights, Bigger City: Social Media Now



Moderated by : Courtney Malick with Lucy Chinen, Aria Dean, and Ryan Linkof

With almost half of the country receiving its news from social media, it is now more than ever time to examine some of the formats and underpinning structures of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to get at why social media is just so captivating and powerful

Tickets - $10

5:30 - 7pm | Friday, 13th

Lucas Blalock in Conversation with Matthew Schum

The pervasive humor and democratic underpinnings of Lucas Blalock’s project belies a pictorial intelligence that crosses the boundaries of both medium centric and discursive frameworks. Blalock sits down with the greatly differing point of view of photo historian Matthew Schum to hash out points of divergence and convergence within their respective views on photography.

Tickets - $10


Meathead, 2015 Archival inkjet print
25 × 20 in, 63.5 × 50.8 cm






Saturday January, 14th

9:30 - 11am | Saturday, 14th

Docent Tour with Ryan Linkof, associate curator at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,

Ryan Linkof is associate curator at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opens in early 2019. He is currently organizing the inaugural permanent collection exhibition for the museum, and he will be responsible for temporary exhibitions, publications, and artist commissions for the museum. Previously, he was assistant curator in the photography department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he contributed to numerous projects, including Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White, Catherine Opie: O, and Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film. He is the author of the forthcoming volume Public Images (with Bloomsbury Publishing), and his research has appeared in multiple exhibition catalogues, edited volumes, and scholarly journals, including Media History, Photography and Culture, and Études photographiques. He holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he has also served as a visiting professor.

Tickets - $80

11:30am - 1pm | Saturday, 14th

Handmade! Perspectives on Art and Craft in the Digital Era
Presentations by Luther Gerlach, Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio (Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, and Tristan Duke), and Jacqueline Woods. Respondants: Suzanne Isken and Weston Naef

At its very beginning photography was not considered "art," but rather as a form of "Natural Magic." Because lenses and chemistry were involved photography was thought to be science and its practitioners were likened to alchemists. However, by the early 20th century it was decided that photography could be art because so much hand work was involved in making a photograph.

Then in the late 20th century digital cameras and their counterpart digital printers were introduced and the question, "Is photography art?" was reopened. In the early 2000s, as though in response to the question, along came a generation that prized visual effects that only could be achieved with light sensitive silver which was transformed by light and chemistry. Three artists will discuss their practice followed by questions and answers.






Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio,
Our Hands at Lake Owens.

Unique photogram, 2014.


Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3pm | Saturday, 14th

Penelope Umbrico in Conversation with Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA


Penelope Umbrico Details from 35 TVs

Shifting the decisive click of the shutter to the culling of cultural data with the snap of many screen grabs, Penelope Umbrico consistently places sociological fascinations, ever present within the utilitarian practice of photography, into contexts for aesthetic contemplation. The artist sits down with Eve Schillo of LACMA to talk about her current installation at the museum as well as her practice at large.

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm | Saturday, 14th

All Kill No Fill
Craig R. Stecyk III , Greg Hunt, Mike O’Meally, Ryan Allan, Sam Muller moderated by Boyz Bieber


Photo © Craig R. Stecyk III

Charles Negre was the first photographer to capture people in movement on the streets of Paris in 1851. That impulse has since inspired countless image makers to focus on the streets, leading to incredible and unique sub-genres within the canon of documentary photography -- from the decisive moments of Cartier-Bresson to the reportage of W. Eugene Smith, the coextensive relationships of Robert Frank to the assurances and intimacies of Bruce Davidson and Nan Goldin -- Photographic documents are a universal language used to decipher subculture. For the past forty years skateboard photographers have upheld that ethic by defining the art, fashion, and sensibilities of youth experience around the world.

Often overlooked and largely unrecognized, these artists are responsible for the images that brought skateboarding from the fringe to the center of the art world. As the camera became less of an elite object it was embraced by skateboarders. It gave skaters the ability to tell their own story, beyond outsiders and critics defining their voice. That which is through their own eyes is the best depiction of an attitude and a lifestyle that bends the rules as well as the urban landscape. The progression of skateboarding itself is driven by tricks landed, with style being the ultimate determining factor. From the sidewalks to the mega ramps, half pipes to handrails, it is not just what can be done on a board but how it is done by the individual. It is a culture born of countless genius moments of self-expression.

That same principle defines skateboard photography as a practice of shared experience and aesthetics that inform what makes for a striking image, and the subtleties therein. Skate photographers are embedded in the culture -- out in the streets jumping fences, working in hotel rooms and dive bars, dodging police and pedestrians, traveling the world documenting all hours of the day or night. It is those images that tell the story of skateboarding to the rest of the world. The documents of the elegant balance between imagination and execution on the board, and the unfettered emotion and sensibilities in between.

This collection of images at Photo LA 2017 represents a most comprehensive cross-section of skateboard photography and culture, featuring work by Anthony Acosta, Atiba Jefferson, Arto Saari, Ben Colen, Lance Dawes, Bryce Kanights, CR Stecyk III, Dennis McGrath, Fred Mortagne, Gabe Morford, Greg Hunt, J. Grant Brittain, Jacob Rosenberg, Jerry Hsu, Joe Brook, Jon Coulthard, Jon Humphries, Jonathan Mehring, Mark Oblow, Mark Whiteley, Michael Burnett, Mike Blabac, Mike O’Meally, Ryan Hugh Allan, Sam Muller, Skin Phillips, and Thomas Campbell.

Curated by Boyz Bieber & Bonny Taylor
Exhibition Consultants Arto Saari & Mike O'Meally


Tickets - $10

5:30 - 7pm | Saturday, 14th

Tony Duran - "How to find success outside of the mainstream?”

Tony Duran has lived in Los Angeles for a decade plus. He has honed his iconic skills with the likes of the biggest celebrities, models and brands, culminating in what is a true and unique vision of the world through his eyes. Duran's work stands alone through his connection with his subject, his composition and architecture of the photo, and the sensual passion that radiates from the image itself. HOME AS ART is a gallery that celebrates Duran's intimate relationship between his personal space and and empowering direction, that showcases his subject in a timeless and powerful light.

How does Tony Duran manage taking risks and being true to himself all while working in an environment of conformity and consistency? What are the necessary elements of photography required to be a professional and where is the room for any photographer to express their individuality?


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Sunday January 15th

11:30 - 1pm | Sunday, 15th

The Persistence of the Pictorial
Moderated by : Russell Ferguson with Martin Elder, Kelly Nipper, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Russell Ferguson is a Professor in the Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2001 until 2007 he was Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

From the photo inflation of the early 20th century to the bloom of digital imagery in our lives today, the pictorial tradition in photography somehow remains intact from generation to generation of practitioners. Throughout the push and pull of experimental practice and high pictorialism, what is that seminal through line of picture making that remains central to the medium?




Tickets - $10



Paul Magi Sepuya Mirror Study 2016

1:30 - 3pm | Sunday, 15th

Collecting Photography in the Context of Contemporary Art
Moderated by : Kathryn Andrews with Nick Grouf, Philipp Kaiser and John Morace

Avid collectors of photography as well as painting and sculpture, Nick Grouf and John Morace sit down with former Museum Ludwig (Cologne) Director Philipp Kaiser and provocative sculptor come moderator Kathryn Andrews to talk through why exactly it is so exciting to collect and conceive of photography in relation to both art and the culture industry.

Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm | Sunday, 15th

Family, Fiduciaries and Foundations: How Collectors Can Best Preserve the Fruit of Their Labors


Sleeping Beauty (Stanley Burns, M.D.) Credit Photo by Stu Levy

Moderated by Jennifer Stoots, Certified Photography Appraiser, Stoots, LLC with Robin Moore, Art Consultant, Robin Moore Legacies, LLC, Christine Steiner, Special Counsel, Withers Bergman LLP, Jennifer Watts, Curator of Photography, The Huntington Library, John Zabrucky, Artist, Designer & Collector

“Collecting is a private affair.” —Sam Wagstaff

But what happens to the artwork when the collector is gone? Deciding who will be the next custodian is critical and may have tax consequences. Trusts and foundations are worthy options in some situations, while bequests to institutions are the most logical for others. (Collections assembled privately are pivotal additions to some of the most respected museum collections. For example: The Gilman Paper Company collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Thomas Walther Collection at MoMA; the Julien Levy Collection at the Chicago Art Institute; and the Sam Wagstaff Collection at The J. Paul Getty, among countless others.)

Tickets - $10




2017 FOCUS PHOTO L.A. PROGRAMMING



Friday January 13th

11:30am - 1pm | Friday, 13th

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

1:30 - 3pm | Friday, 13th

National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Grants for Photographers with Bob Killen



Would you like to spend five days in one of our nation’s great national parks and master the art of landscape photography with a National Park Service Art Photographer? Perhaps you would like to learn how to apply for a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Grant.

In one and one-half power-packed hours, Bob Killen, National Park Service Artist-in-Residence, will teach you how to develop your art and explore both opportunities. Discover the differences between Landscape Art, Documentary Landscapes, and the great American Postcard. Take a deep dive into the magic of workflow previsualization — from camera to post — learn how artists create bodies of work by defining Landscape Thematics. Bob will also share valuable insights about the four dominant landscape scenes and how to master them through composition and a visual voice that is unique— your own.

Next, Bob will lead you through the opportunities to obtain grants for National Park Service Artists-in-Residence programs. Review various parks, explore different challenges and requirements and find out what it means to be a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence.

Presenter Bio: Bob Killen is a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence, Adobe Certified Instructor, Director of Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation, and Director of National Park Service Photographic Expeditions programs. Collectors in 23 countries own Bob’s artwork, and he speaks to artists across the nation about the art in the parks opportunities. This unique seminar is open to all photographers who wish to master the art of landscape photography and grow their portfolios.

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Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm | Friday, 13th

The World Of Inkjet Papers - Success or Failure... The Print Matters!
with Eric Joseph, Senior VP at Freestyle

"The World Of Inkjet Papers - Success or Failure... The Print Matters!" presented by Eric Joseph, Senior VP at Freestyle, will educate you on every brand of inkjet paper available from RC to Canvas. You will understand how to match the right paper to your unique image. Unlike any other seminar, you will walk away from this with the knowledge you need to enhance and excel your printmaking skills. If you've ever wanted advice on what inkjet paper to use from an industry insider and expert, this is your chance.

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!

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Tickets - Free   *Reserve a seat through the "Buy Tickets" link.

5:30 - 7pm | Friday, 13th

Mark Edward Harris
The Fine Art of Travel Photography



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.

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Tickets - $10






Saturday January 14th

11:30am - 1pm | Saturday, 14th

The World Of Inkjet Papers - Success or Failure... The Print Matters!
with Eric Joseph, Senior VP at Freestyle

"The World Of Inkjet Papers - Success or Failure... The Print Matters!" presented by Eric Joseph, Senior VP at Freestyle, will educate you on every brand of inkjet paper available from RC to Canvas. You will understand how to match the right paper to your unique image. Unlike any other seminar, you will walk away from this with the knowledge you need to enhance and excel your printmaking skills. If you've ever wanted advice on what inkjet paper to use from an industry insider and expert, this is your chance.

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!

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Tickets - Free   *Reserve a seat through the "Buy Tickets" link.

1:30 - 3pm | Saturday, 14th

Natasha Calzatti
The Easy Way To Work In Capture One Pro 9 with Natasha Calzatti



Find out what Capture One is and does and how it can help you process and organize your images. Getting started with Capture One Pro, instructor Natasha Calzatti will offer an easy-to-understand introduction to this useful program.

Learn how to import your images, understand the difference between a referenced catalog and a session. Learn how the adjustment sliders affect your images, how best to use the histogram, and how to fix your problem images. Learn to organize your images so you can easily find them later, and see a complete workflow from import to export. Explore your options for retouching by adjusting localized areas within your images. Once your images are organized and adjusted, learn to print and export to post images on the web.

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Tickets - $10

3:30 - 5pm | Saturday, 14th

Matthias Clamer: "6 Image Series and How I Crafted Them"
presented by Phase One, Digital Transitions (Phase One Partner, LA / NYC) and the Lucie Foundation

Matthias Clamer is a celebrity, entertainment, and portrait photographer known for his creativity and sly wit. His talent lies in producing eye-catching imagery from even the most basic of premises, as well as remaining even keel on set. "I am calm even on the craziest shoot schedules," notes Matthias, who has photographed all manner of rock stars, Hollywood celebrities, business moguls, and comedians, as well as key art for nearly all the major TV studios. Careful research goes into each of his shoots, no matter how famous and seemingly "known" his subject may be. "I learn everything I can about a subject, then let my mind go loose on characteristics that strike me as interesting or possibly visual," says Matthias. "I like to go into shoots with a plan, but the plan is not absolute; it’s a framework that needs furnishing, and even the frame must be allowed to change. Even with a plan, a shoot is dynamic and needs space to breathe, which is the beauty of photography." Matthias’ influences come from all sorts of places, not all of them expected. For a key art and publicity shoot for the FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he was inspired by the black & white angst of Ingmar Bergman films. And for a shoot with the band the Killers, he came up with a scenario in which they were being arrested—"because renting cop cars and police uniforms is fun." "To me, playfulness is key," Matthias says. "When it’s too serious, it becomes predictable, and that’s when it starts to fall flat for me. I like humor, but not the ‘ha, ha, ha’ type. It better be buried and embedded. I love a little surprise."

Tickets - $30 online, $35 at the door

5:30 - 7pm | Saturday, 14th

When the Lights Come on in the City: Night Photography in an Urban Environment
with Brian Leary



The sun starts setting earlier with the arrival of autumn. That does not mean that you have to put away your camera! After the sun has set, there are a myriad of photographs waiting for you to capture, all it takes is looking at things a little differently. No matter what time of day or night you are out with your camera, you are only photographing how light is falling on your subject. At night, light is coming from all different directions and in an array of colors. In this informative and easy to follow class, Brian Leary will teach you how to create stunning images at night by just using different types of light present in a city. From the very basics of exposure and how to see different types of light to ways of creating different effects within your images, this class will open up a whole new world of photography for you.

Presenter Bio: For nine months of the year, over the course of more than a decade, Brian Leary funded his severe travel addiction by working behind the counter in camera stores. During this time he has also photographed everything from real estate and weddings to endangered rhinoceroses and the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet. The remaining three months were spent wandering the planet, experiencing cultures vastly different from the one he had grown up in. About two years into this work/travel cycle he was asked to teach photography classes and discovered a unique talent for taking complex photographic theories and explaining them in an easy to understand manner. Since then Brian has been getting people excited about photography and helping them along their own photographic journeys.

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Tickets - $10




Sunday January 15th

11:30 - 1pm | Sunday, 15th

A Glimpse into the Artful Eye of Fashion Photography
with Gregg Cobarr

Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in the fashion industry. About one hundred years ago, something exciting began happening – a brand new and much more creative way to present fashion through photography. In his presentation, Gregg Cobarr, explores what made those changes in fashion photography so unique. He will also show his own images that depict the art side of his fashion photography and discuss techniques to help enable Photo LA participants to develop a more creative approach to fashion photography. This will include specifics about maximizing your work with models, utilizing the many variables of light – both natural and artificial, as well as emphasizing fashion as one part of the photo, not just the entire visual content. You will come away with a different understanding of what is possible in fashion photography and how rules are made to be broken.



Presenter Bio: Gregg Cobarr is a world-renowned entertainment/celebrity and fashion photographer with over forty years of professional experience. He has worked with clients as Columbia and Epic Records, RCA, Capitol, Universal and Warner Music, 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. His fashion photos have been featured with international fashion designers. Gregg’s work has been published both nationally and internationally in addition to numerous awards for his photography. He has had several exhibitions in Europe and the U.S. and has given Master Classes at International Photo Fairs in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. His photography is in the permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Gregg has a special passion for teaching his techniques.

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Tickets - $10

1:30 - 3 pm | Sunday, 15th

The Collector's Circle Getting Your Work Funded
with Elisabeth Sunday

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

3:30 - 5pm | Sunday, 15th

Portraiture with One Light
with George Simian

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.

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Tickets - $10