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Post One: Gay, A Photographic Essay 1969-1972

Anthony Friedkin, “Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood,” 1971.

Anthony Friedkin
Gay, A Photographic Essay 1969-1972
When: June 20- August 2, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, June 20, 7 – 10 pm
complimentary valet parking

Where: 2121 San Fernando Road, Suite 3, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm is pleased to announce the exhibition of Anthony Friedkin’s Gay Essay in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Gay Pride month.  The exhibit will be on view at the drkrm. gallery from June 20 to August 2, 2009.  There will be a reception honoring the photographer on Saturday, June 20 from 7-10pm.

This retrospective exhibition of photographs about the Gay community revisits work done by celebrated Los Angeles based photographer Anthony Friedkin.  This powerful and important set of vintage photographs historically documents what was then the emerging identity of the homosexual community, and the beginnings of the Gay Liberation Movement.

The images in the exhibit depict a wide-ranging composite of gay life: young hustlers, drag queens, transsexuals, San Francisco entertainers; a Gay Liberation parade in Hollywood; two lesbian women very much in love; effeminate boys growing up in an environment of machismo and the religious subculture typical of East Los Angeles.  “They were defining their sense of freedom and individuality,” says Friedkin, who choose at the time to portray Gay people who refused to conform to society’s values.  “I wanted to depict their struggles, humiliations, and their triumphs.”  Also included are portraits of Gay activists Morris Kight and Don Kilhefner, and Gay cleric Troy Perry standing among the burned-down ruins of his downtown church after a suspected arson fire.  A reviewer from San Francisco’s Artweek said of Friedkin’s original 1973 exhibit:  “The Gay Essay is comparable in magnitude to Robert Frank’s  ‘The Americans’…the exhibit in its entirety is amazingly strong.  And for the most part the photographs are singularly beautiful in execution.”

An internationally recognized fine art photographer, Mr. Friedkin’s images are in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. He is represented in numerous private collections as well. His work has been exhibited world wide and has been published in Rolling Stone, Zoom, Time, Newsweek. and many others., in cooperation with the Steven Cohen Gallery is proud to present this historic and groundbreaking body of work.

drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm

drkrm. is located at 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3 in the Capitol Studios Building in the Glassell Park section of Northeast Los Angeles, just minutes from Chinatown and down the road from The Brewery Art Complex. Drkrm. is about a mile from the San Fernando Road exit off the Glendale Freeway (Interstate 2) or the Figueroa Street Exit off the 110 N (Pasadena Freeway).

Post Two:  Call For Entries


“Summer 09 Juried Competition” Call For Entries
Women In Photography International juried Call for Entries.
Minimum 2 images,
Submission Deadlines Member & Non-Member:
June 30,  Deadline
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: August 1st
Juror Choice Online, August 15, 2009
All submissions, online JPEG’s, only
“Summer 09 Competition” Guidelines & Fees:

Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International (WIPI) is the most recognized organization for women photographers worldwide. “Summer 2009” – call for entries of traditional and non-traditional images will be juried in three categories, Children, Flowers and Trees.

Women In Photography International created “Summer 09” to explore the visual impact of the life giving forces of children, flowers and trees. In today’s world of confusion, fear, illness, and abuse, let’s take the time to look at the beauty of nature and children. We hope that you will participate and submit images to raise our consciousness, add a smile to our face and bring forth a feeling of appreciation of the beauty around us.

An accomplished panel of professionals, Carol McCusker, PhD – Curator of Photography/(MoPA), Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, CA, Margot Shaw – Founder/Editor in Chief, FLOWER MAGAZINE, Bryan Yedinak, Co-owner/ Publisher/Gallery Director & Niniane Kelley, Associate Gallery Director – Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California, will jury the “Summer 09”.  Top Winner and 25 honorable mention will be chosen in each category and showcased on  Following WIPI’s Home Page visibility starting August 15 and continuing thru December 2009, the exhibition will have continued visibility in the easily accessible WIPI  archive.

For the “Summer 09” competition, WIPI welcomes all images including mixed media, color, B/W, alternative or any digital photo image, manipulated, scanned film or scanned prints and submitted as a JPEG file, will be accepted. There is no date restriction.  Prizes to date include: Wacom Intuos4 tablet, Light Impressions Gift Certificate, Training Subscription and a  WIPI twelve image Gallery Presentation. All juror choice images including Winners and 25 Honorable Mention images from each category will be presented online.

WIPI continues to honor women photographers worldwide with an online presence through competitions, galleries, feature stories and our Hire-a-WIPI Pro directory.  WIPI Competition winners have received recognition in the arts through exposure at The WIPI archive is a key reference for collectors and researchers and curators. Our past jurors have opened the doors to future opportunities for photographers seen on the WIPI website.

A history of Women In Photography International is available online at The renown Distinguished Photographer’s Award, first presented to Eve Arnold in 1981.  Since then, the Award has been presented to outstanding photographers including,  Ruth Bernhard, 1984, Judy Dater, 1985, Marion Post Wolcott, 1986, Linda McCartney, 1987, Mary Ellen Mark, 1988, Ruth Orkin, 1989, Joyce Tenneson, 1990, Berenice Abbott, 1991, Grace Robertson, 1992, Annie Leibovitz, 2003,  Sylvia Plachy, 2004 and Carrie Mae Weems, 2005. The Top 100 female Photographers List was completed August 31, 2008,

** Women In Photography International is a 501.(c).3. Organization. The online resource center is comprised of the WIPI history beginning 1981, the Peter E. Palmquist Women In Photography International bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers, an archive of exhibitions, member links, the f2-eZine that includes feature stories, member lecture listings, book reviews, and world resources.


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What: Lights on L.A. Looking for L.A. Artists
When: July 15 – September 18, 2009

Where: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles

Who: Presented by Tarryn Teresa Gallery
1820 Industrial Street #230, Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 627-5100
Web site,
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm; Saturdays: 11:00am-4:00pm

Lights on L.A., a public art event that celebrating Los Angeles-area artists, will be displayed in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles from July 15-September 18, 2009. The project, developed and organized by Tarryn Teresa Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, is composed of CFL light bulbs decorated by individual artists and then collected into a single temporary exhibit. Each evening the bulbs will be illuminated at the same time as city street lights, overwhelming the square with the light from the collected assembly of light bulbs.

The installation is timed to coincide with Pershing Square’s free summer concert series. Lights on LA is grateful to Art Squared Gallery for their cooperation in putting together this event. After the event, the gallery will publish a book commemorating the installation, featuring photographs of each light bulb and statements from the participating artists.

For additional information and submission guidelines please contact the gallery at

About Tarryn Teresa Gallery
Tarryn Teresa Gallery is a contemporary gallery dedicated to exhibiting conceptual art in all media. The gallery seeks to recognize artists whose statement reflects a refined and perfected process in the service of larger conceptual framework. Tarryn Teresa Gallery is committed to pursuing public art projects and installations.

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