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L8S ANG3LES
Welcome to the Annenberg Space for Photography, celebrating the human condition as seen through the lens of some of the world’s most renowned photographers.

For the inaugural exhibit of the Space, we’re pleased to present L8S ANG3LES, a collection of work from eleven celebrated LA photographers.

As one of the most diverse cities in the U.S., Los Angeles is incredibly rich in culture, and is the inspiration for our opening exhibit.

Showing March 27 – June 28, 2009.
Located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Los Angeles.

What fun I had last night. I was invited by one of my favorite photographers, Tim Street-Porter to celebrate the opening of The Annenberg Space For Photography. I went with my tall, talented and beautiful daughter Gina and we met a fabulous crowd at the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) building in Century City, Los Angeles. We had a blast strolling through the exhibit and afterward mingle with the who is who in the photography- and a number of people from the motion picture industry.

(click the image and see Tim’s award winning work of interiors and architecture)

Tim Street-Porter is simply the nicest photographer I have ever met and I have met many. This British Gentleman has taken a niche, interior and architectural photography and made it mainstream. I was fortunate that I was able to represent Tim’s work for several years at my stock syndication Beateworks before Corbis acquired my collections. His images are everywhere and his has at least one dozen books in print, one more beautiful than the other.

The Annenberg Space is beautifully designed. The curators thought of some fun ideas. The space is created to facilitate multi-media events and to reach accross different media. In this exhibit the combination of traditional (print) and digital works was beautifully crafted and works seemlessly and effortless together. High-def technology is introduced in the form of little interactive tables where you can review an image, resize it, turn it etc is really quite amazing. It does not feel forced, to the contrary, everything seems to coexist in perfect harmony. There are big screens, small screens and I was blown away by the simplicity and beauty of the space.

We loved that the work of industry staples such as Douglas Kirkland and Greg Gorman are exhibited next to emerging photographers and relatively young work.  If you click on the group image above you can read the bio’s of exhibiting photographers.

(click on image to see Greg Gorman’s amazing work)

Greg Gorman is a staple in photography. When I worked at German Elle magazine in the 80’s I remember vividly that he was a different kind of photographer. He was one of only a handful of young photographers who photographed in black and white. As a result black and white photography became famous again. At that time very few photographers did anything other but color. Greg has taken the portraits of the who is who. In addition his personal work gained worldwide notoriety and his nudes are equally famous to his editorial and commercial portraiture. Greg offers digital workshops, please visit his workshop section for enrollment information.

(click on the image to see Douglas’ fifty years of portraits)

When I first came to Los Angeles in 1989 a friend gave me for my birthday a book from Douglas Kirkland. I have it to this day, his famous “Light Years.” It is hard to find someone more dedicated to photography and the arts. When you visit his website, take a look at his bio which will blow you away. He is an award winning and bestselling photographer for a reason. His work is outstanding. The archive is represented by Corbis if you want to do a search of his imagery.

If you are in Los Angeles or coming here, this exhibit is a must. You might even catch a lecture by anyone of these photographers through June 28, 2009.

Don’t forgot to check out http://www.PhotographyBusinessSecrets.com. The FREE REPORT is ready to go out this week. My apologies for the delay but there were a few kinks in the programming I had to fix to make sure everything works perfectly.

Beate

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