by Alain Gayot
Who better than photographer Tim Street-Porter to feature LA and to be featured in LA at the debut of the prestigious Annenberg Space for Photography museum? Tom LaBonge, Councilmember for the Fourth District thought so too and used this glamorous occasion to present to him a Certificate of Recognition.
We were excited by the space which is supposed to remind you of a camera. In fact, the center room puts you right inside the lens and the ceiling design is reminiscent of a shutter. Starting Friday March 27th photography aficionados will be able to peruse the excellent work of talented artists free of charge.
“For the next eleven weeks, each Thursday night, one of the photographers will be on hand for a live presentation of their work” Leonard Aube told us, the foundation’s Managing Director. “Then the cycle starts again with an entirely new flight of artists” he added.
These artists will include celebrity portrait photographers Douglas Kirkland and Greg Gorman, architectural photographers Julius Shulman and Tim Street-Porter, fine art photographer John Baldessari, Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Carolyn Cole and social documentarians Catherine Opie and Lauren Greenfield. The 3 LA Times staff photographers are Lawrence K. Ho, Kirk D. McKoy and Genaro Molina. We can’t wait to go back and attend one of these special evenings.
You can click on each photo to enlarge.