Photo LA
Virtual Collect + Connect Programing
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

10:30AM - 12:00PM PST
Anne Brigman. The spirit of nature in early 20th century photography


The panelists will exchange ideas and opinions about Anne Brigman's sometimes controversial life, art and times. Topics will include the special character of Pictorialism as an art movement, Brigman's influence as a brave and progressive modern artist and woman, and why she has been largely left out of the photographic canon. Other topics will include her participation in a circle of advanced photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area around 1920, the significance of her nude self-portraits made outdoors, and a shift latter in her career to writing poetry and reflecting on her lifework after moving to Southern California in the 1930-1940s.

Participants in the live panel discussion will be:

- Michael G. Wilson, Collector

- Ann M. Wolfe, Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Nevada Museum of Art, author of the exhibition and book, Anne Brigman: A Visionary of Modern Photography (2018).

- Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, and author of the exhibition and book, The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978
10:45AM - 12:15PM PST
The Diorama to Dwarf Fortress: Virtual Worlds, Video Games, and Photography


Hundreds of millions of people across the globe play video games every day. While these digital realms seem novel and resistant to photography, photography has always explored the phantasmagoric and virtual, from Daguerre's Panorama to the seemingly omnipresent Photo Mode in contemporary video games. Whether you call it virtual photography, screenshots, in-game photography, screen-based photography, post-photography, or just photography, please join us for a conversation with four pioneering artists who have investigated the many kinds of relationships (and dissonances) between photography and video games.

Moderator

Eron Rauch
Eron Rauch is an artist, essayist, and curator whose projects explore the infrastructure of imagination, with a focus on the endless permutations of contemporary subcultures, video games, digital communications systems, and imaging history.

Panelists

Suzanne Treister
Suzanne Treister was initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web-based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organizations Mark Tribe, Mark Tribe is an artist whose recent work explores the relationship between landscape and technology.

Mark Tribe
Tribe has served as Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2013. In 1996, he founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

Gareth Damian Martin
Gareth is a writer, artist, and video game designer. He is the editor and creator of the videogames and architecture digital magazine Heterotopias. He recently released the IndieCade Europe Jury Prix- winning game, In Other Waters.

Matthew Earl Williams
Williams is an artist, educator, and enrolled tribal member of The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. His work is shown internationally with recent cities including Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Denver, Portland, and Phoenix. He currently resides in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Muhlenberg College.
12:30 - 2:00PM PST
Activism Through Photography: How Photographers Capture Social Movements and Contribute to National Dialogues


Since the earliest years of the medium, photographs have been circulated to document and effect social change. Panelists will address ongoing civil rights struggles, transgender advocacy, the impact of environmental pollution, and the ways that non-photographers wield the medium to break down barriers.

Moderator

Mazie M. Harris
Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum since 2014, Dr. Harris's research and exhibitions focus primarily on historic and contemporary American photography.

Panelists

John Simmons
Los Angeles-based photographer and Emmy award-winning cinematographer John Simmons has been making socially engaged images for more than fifty years. His photographs are held in the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Center for Creative Photography, and the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland.

Jess T. Dugan
An artist whose work explores identity, gender, sexuality, and community, they received their MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2014, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University in 2010. Their work is in the collections of the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. In 2015, they founded the Strange Fire Artist Collective to highlight work made by women, people of color, and LGBTQ artists.

Ellie Zenhari
A professor at California State University Dominguez Hills, Ellie Zenhari collaborates with Dr. Vivian Price on a project that addresses economic, environmental, and community effects of automation in the Port of Los Angeles. Zenhari teaches photography, motion graphics, and interactive design, and has photographed and exhibited internationally. Her images have been shown at the Angels' Gate Cultural Center Gallery, the Library Cultural Art Center at CSUDH, Watts Labor Committee Action Community Gallery, the Louvre, and Art Basel in Miami.

Leslie Ureña
Associate Curator of Photographs at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Leslie Ureña's exhibitions and research focus on migration, trans-national art practices, and photography as an agent of social change. She most recently curated "One Life: Marian Anderson," and is on the curatorial team for the ongoing series "Portraiture Now," including its forthcoming installment, "Kinship."
12:45 - 2:15 PM PST
FOCUS photo l.a. PROGRAMING -OPEN SHOW Los Angeles #59 @ Virtual Collect+Connect Photo L.A


FOCUS photo l.a. is pleased to collaborate with OPEN SHOW Los Angeles. We will host a special event with artist talks, that feature curated presenters from the winners of the FOCUS photo l.a. competition (summer 2020). Presenters will be announced around mid-June, after the completion ends.

ABOUT OPEN SHOW
OPEN SHOW Los Angeles is a regional organization, curating bi-monthly artist talks with the mission to Get Your Work Seen, for over 10 years.

OSLA offers a platform for visual storytellers to share their projects, to collaborate and to connect artists, galleries, publishers and photographic enthusiasts. Presenters will have 20 minutes to show 20-25 images of one project and provide insight narratives, as well as Q&A. We welcome dialog on diverse topics in any genre ranging from documentary to fine art.
2:30 - 4:00PM PST
Grit and Glam


A discussion led by Reserved Magazine's Jules Wood with iconic photographers who have bridge capturing impactful moving moments with elements of heightened glamour and grit.

Moderator

BJ Panda Bear is an Editor, Consultant, Content Producer, and DJ who is focused on the digital realm of media spanning the fields of art, music, fashion, culture, and wellbeing. More recently in addition to being the Digital Editor of Flaunt Magazine, he helped to launch the magazine's Detox vertical which focused on mental and physical health as well as luxury wellbeing. He now heads the subversive wellness and lifestyle platform.

Panelists

Jules Wood is a British born Editor who has lived and worked in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York and now Los Angeles. In 2011, Wood was invited to be the New York Fashion Editor of Client Magazine and Beauty Rebel and in 2014, Jules was appointed as Fashion Editor and later took over Reserved Magazine. She is a specialist for e-comm mass merchants, consulting for FarFetch and celebrity wardrobe stylist. Her client list includes a vast array of celebrities and super models such as Helena Christensen, Franz Ferdinand, Jeremy Piven, Shia LaBeouf and Lou Reed, Brooke Shields , Mischa Barton and Irina Lazareanu. Her work has recently been seen on the red carpet and across the globe on client and Oscar-winner, Laura Poitras.

Mick Rock Legendary rock photographer Mick Rock is often referred to as 'The Man Who Shot the Seventies', for his iconic images of Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc. London born, he has resided in New York for the past 35 years. He has shot over 100 album covers. In recent years he has published a series of books, mostly based on his classic images. The feature length documentary SHOT! about Mick's career, currently available on Netflix, was produced by Vice Films. In recent times he has shot Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monaie, Mark Ronson, The Black Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, Benicio Del Toro, Ceelo Green, The YeahYeahYeahs, Alicia Keys etc. He is currently working on his career retrospective book , also called SHOT! Which will be published next year

Melanie Pullen American photographer
Melanie Pullen was born in NYC 1975. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, She is most noted for High Fashion Crime Scenes which consists of over one-hundred photographs based on NYPD and LAPD crime scene files
4:15 - 5:15PM PST
Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams


Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography in conversation with Britt Salvesen, curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and Prints and Drawings Department, LACMA. The discussion will focus on Ansel Adams and his work including details from the publication of Making a Photographer:The Early Work of Ansel Adams. Included in the discussion will be the research process and Dr Senf's experience curating Adam's work at the Center for Creative Photography.

Britt Salvesen joined LACMA in October 2009 as curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department. Previously, she was director and chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. She received her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her PhD from the University of Chicago. Recent curatorial projects at LACMA include Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (2016); Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters (2016); and 3D: Double Vision (2018)
4:30 - 6:00PM PST
Photographers Who Muse


A conversation with the new set of LA based photographers who have taken the digital world by storm while also turning the lens upon themselves in their creative practices.

Moderator

BJ Panda Bear is an Editor, Consultant, Content Producer, and DJ who is focused on the digital realm of media spanning the fields of art, music, fashion, culture, and wellbeing. More recently in addition to being the Digital Editor of Flaunt Magazine, he helped to launch the magazine's Detox vertical which focused on mental and physical health as well as luxury wellbeing. He now heads the subversive wellness and lifestyle platform QooA.

Panelists

Parker Day is a portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, California, whose work deals with the expression and perception of identity. She emerged with a series of 100 colorful character portraits shot on 35mm film called ICONS, which had its debut solo show at Superchief Gallery LA in 2017. She has since had solo shows at Superchief Gallery Miami and New York and Peyer Fine Art in Zurich, Switzerland. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Juxtapoz, Vice, i-D, Paper, and Dazed, among others. Not a Cult published her monographs ICONS and Possession.

Dana Boulos is a Film Director, Photographer, Creative Consultant, and DJ currently living in Los Angeles. Boulos was first known for her work as a freelance fashion photographer featured in Vice, I-D, Wonderland, Oyster Magazine, Vogue Japan as well as many other publications. Her work ranges from directing for music videos, commercials for Gucci, Mercedes Benz, Farfetch, Glossier, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Urban Decay, and more.

Mynxii White is an award-winning Photographer, Creative Director, Producer and makeup artist. She has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to bring her unique creativity to every person with whom she works. She is currently a featured educator for the Mastered Program with Nick Knight as well as Beauty Editor at Schon! Magazine.

Andi Elloway is a portrait, fashion, and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. Her work often tells a story via first person narrative and has been compared to gonzo journalism. Elloway takes inspiration from skate culture, travel, and casual rebellion.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020

10:30AM - 12:00PM PST
Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica


Virtual Tour of the exhibition "Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica" at the Cleveland Museum of Art, followed by a live virtual discussion between Barbara Tannenbaum, Chair of Prints, Drawing and Photographs and Curator of Photograph, Cleveland Museum of Art and David Travis, retired Curator of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a live Q&A session.

In conversation:

Barbara Tannenbaum, Chair of Prints, Drawing and Photographs and Curator of Photograph, Cleveland Museum of Art

David Travis, Retired Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago (1972-2008); Retired Adjunct Professor Columbia College Chicago (2008-2019)

Barbara Tannenbaum, Chair of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has organized over 125 exhibitions during her four-decade career as a curator. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang; Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica; Signal Noise: Photographs by Aaron Rothman; Beyond Truth: Photography After the Shutter; Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed; Cheating Death: Portrait Photography's First Half Century; BIG; Pyramids & Sphinxes; DIY: Photographers and Books, which was the first museum show of print-on-demand photobooks; and American Vesuvius: Frank Gohlke and Emmet Gowin. She co-organized the first large-scale international exhibition chronicling women’s historic achievements in fine art photography and the 1991 Ralph Eugene Meatyard retrospective. Dr. Tannenbaum has authored numerous publications, including books on Ralph Eugene Meatyard (Rizzoli), TR Ericsson, and the Akron Art Museum's collection, and lectured throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Brazil, and China. She serves on the board of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation.

David Travis, the founding Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, directed photography exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions from 1972 until his retirement in 2008. A specialist in the modernist period, he has organized and presented over 125 exhibitions of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also been active as a guest curator with exhibitions shown at the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Osaka, and for the Patrimoine photographique of the French Ministry of Culture, which inducted him as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1987. A book of his lectures and essays was issued in 2003 by David R. Godine Publisher under the title At the Edge of the Light: Thoughts on Photographers and Photography, on Talent and Genius.
10:45AM - 12:15PM
FOCUS photo l.a. Programing - How To Protect Your Work in the Digital Age


Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq. attorney and photographer focuses on copyright law.

The New Rules for United States Copyright Registration

- Social Media and Copyright Law
- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
- Embedding and Inline Linking- Why do they get away with it
- DMCA Safe Harbor-What does this mean
- What Constitutes Fair Use
- Watermarks and Metadata
- Copyright Infringement Damages
- Removal of Copyright Management Information Under Section 1202
- Current Events: Recent Copyright Case Rulings and Cases Q & A
- Share your copyright infringement claims with us. Do you have a case?

Come learn about current topics in the law affecting artists around the world
12:30 - 2:00PM PST
Shooting Today's Stars


Exploring the process and experiences of the modern editorial photographer and their work shooting celebrities in music, film and pop culture.

Moderator

BJ Panda Bear is an Editor, Consultant, Content Producer, and DJ who is focused on the digital realm of media spanning the fields of art, music, fashion, culture, and wellbeing. More recently in addition to being the Digital Editor of Flaunt Magazine, he helped to launch the magazine's Detox vertical which focused on mental and physical health as well as luxury wellbeing. He now heads the subversive wellness and lifestyle platform QooA.

Panelists

Shane McCauley is an American Photographer and Film Maker living in New York City and Los Angeles. He has been photographing the music world since he was a teenager when he promoted punk shows. He has published several books to date, notably 128 Beats Per Minute (Rizzoli) and the Blow Your Head (Picturebox). Clients include: British GQ, L'uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Vogue ES, Flaunt, Wonderland and Man About Town (UK).

Max Montgomery is a photographer who frequently works with celebrities in the editorial and advertising spaces. His work has been presented in Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, Vogue L'Uomo, Flaunt Magazine, Sunday Times, Notion, and more.

Ian Morrison is a Fashion, portraiture, commercial, and documentarian photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. born and raised in Washington State, where he grew up with a love of nature and family, and a strong restlessness. His work has been featured in Flaunt Magazine, Haute Living, and The Hollywood Reporter with clients including Chrome Hearts, Hudson Jeans, and Off-White.
12:45 - 2:15PM PST
FOCUS photo l.a. Programing - Photobook Panel Discussion: My photobook experience


Are you interested in the world of photo books, a collector, or an artist working on or contemplating a book project? This insightful panel discussion focuses on real life experiences presented by photographers who recently published photo books. They'd offer perspectives on a range of practical considerations including but not limited to:

- The idea of photobook as art objects and collection,
- The organic process / design of the book,
- Printing house / on demand / financial / Marketing,
- Lessons learned, pitfalls and success factors
The panel discussion will be conducted via Zoom meeting. Each artist presents his/her book and the experiences in making that a success.
- There will be Q&A at the end of the panel

Moderator

Richard S. Chow is a photographer who focuses on documentary, aesthetic and fine art images. He exhibits extensively in solo/juried shows in museums & galleries. His work is internationally published, featured in private and public collections, and is part of the permanent collection at the American Hotel in Los Angeles. Richard is co-producer for Open Show LA. He is represented by United Photographic Artists Gallery (UPAG) in Tampa FL and bG-Gestalt Gallery in Santa Monica CA.

Panelists

Jamie Johnson is a Los Angeles photographer specializing in documentary, alternative processes, and often focuses on childhood. She has skillfully documented the nomadic Irish Travellers in authentic life style with imitate portraits of children in formative years. She has both published and shown in galleries globally, collected by museums. Recently Jamie received the Julia Margaret Cameron Portfolio Award and the Spider Black and White Photography Award.

Louie Palu is a photographer whose work has examined social political issues. He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and was awarded the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions In Portraiture. His last four publications deal with how narrative can be reshaped by changing the sequence of images including in his latest book Front Towards Enemy. He is collected by museums and the work has appeared in National Geographic, The Washington Post, The Guardian and Museum of Fine Arts Boston
2:30 - 4:00PM
Skate 360


A discussion with photographers who document and capture the moving visuals of skateboarding and youth culture as well as how it intersects into the mainstream conversation of individualism and fashion.

Moderator

BJ Panda Bear is an Editor, Consultant, Content Producer, and DJ who is focused on the digital realm of media spanning the fields of art, music, fashion, culture, and wellbeing. More recently in addition to being the Digital Editor of Flaunt Magazine, he helped to launch the magazine's Detox vertical which focused on mental and physical health as well as luxury wellbeing. He now heads the subversive wellness and lifestyle platform QooA.

Panelists

Braydon Szafranski is an American professional skateboarder. He began skating at the age of 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is sponsored by Baker Skateboards, Comune clothing Hubba Wheel, Active Ride Shop, Zenetti wheels, Brooklyn Project and Independent Truck Company. He appears in the videos This is Skateboarding (2003) by Emerica footwear, Baker 3 (2005) by Baker Skateboards and Baker Has A Deathwish (2008) by Baker Skateboards and Deathwish Skateboards.

Chris Shonting is a NYC based photographer and director who shoots fashion, music and youth culture.

Samira Larouci is a London-based journalist, editor, and presenter with a decade's worth of experience across both print and digital platforms. She has intimately curated and predicted the zeitgeist for a new generation of content consumers, contributing to publications such as Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Dazed, i-D, and CR Fashion Book.

Zorah Olivia is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Zorah is committed to telling the human stories of individuals around the world through her portrait and action sports photography.
4:30 - 6:00 PM
The New Gen


Discussion with the new set of artistically dynamic and acclaimed young photographers working in the realms of editorial and experimental mediums.

Moderator
BJ Panda Bear is an Editor, Consultant, Content Producer, and DJ who is focused on the digital realm of media spanning the fields of art, music, fashion, culture, and wellbeing. More recently in addition to being the Digital Editor of Flaunt Magazine, he helped to launch the magazine's Detox vertical which focused on mental and physical health as well as luxury wellbeing. He now heads the subversive wellness and lifestyle platform QooA.

Panelists

Pat Martin is an American photographer, based in Los Angeles. In 2019 he won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for portraits of his mother. He uses photography to connect with personal memories, while also working to understand his own relationship with time. He sees the present as an opportunity to build upon an empty family album, while finding new connections through portraiture.

Nolwen Cifuentes is a self-taught portrait photographer based in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in the desert of California to multi-racial immigrant parents, an upbringing that has greatly inspired her work. Nolwen is best known for capturing a mix of raw and dreamy portraiture. Her interests lie in shifting social consciousness, breaking down gender norms, and representation. Nolwen photographs musicians, actors, activists, business people, socially conscious brands, and any humans she finds interesting. From Durango, Colorado, Noah Dillon's work grapples with questions of alienation and identity in the American West. Dillon has shot photographs for Nike, Gucci, North Face, Maison Margiela, and shown his work across the country and around the world.

From Durango, Colorado, Noah Dillon's work grapples with questions of alienation and identity in the American West. Dillon has shot photographs for Nike, Gucci, North Face, Maison Margiela, and shown his work across the country and around the world.
Opening Night

Jan 30, 2020
Public Dates

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020
Location

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact

info@photola.com