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Artist News, 10 Photographers Who Captured the Grit and Glamor of L.A. on ARTSY

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"Known for palm trees, surfer dudes, and the film industry, Los Angeles and its history are characterized by the city’s laid-back living and Hollywood elegance. Yet L.A. has always been more than meets the eye, bursting at the seams with outsider culture and the idiosyncrasies of everyday life. Over the second half of the 20th century, the city was a muse for pioneering photographers, who both captured its beauty and laid bare its gritty realities."

Photographers include Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank, Bob Willoughby, Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, William EgglestonBruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, and Catherine Opie.

WILLIAM EGGLESTON:

Left: William Eggleston, Untitled (Car Wreck) [From The Seventies: Volume two] (Circa 1970) Right: William Eggleston, Untitled (Topiary Trees, Hollywood) (1999 - 2000)   

Left: William Eggleston, Untitled (Car Wreck) [From The Seventies: Volume two] (Circa 1970)
Right: William Eggleston, Untitled (Topiary Trees, Hollywood) (1999 - 2000)

 

Finding suitable subjects in a cupboard of foodstuffs, an abandoned bicycle, and anonymous people on city sidewalks, William Eggleston and his intensely hued dye-transfer prints unequivocally thrust the mundane, as well as spectacles, into the spotlight, all while he led the charge into non-commercial color photography.

BRUCE DAVIDSON:

Bruce Davidson,  Surfers along Pacific Coast, Los Angeles, California , 1964

Bruce Davidson, Surfers along Pacific Coast, Los Angeles, California, 1964

Davidson has consistently brought this sensitivity and novel perspective to subjects ranging from gang members in Brooklyn to the Civil Rights struggle in the South. His images of L.A.—from a carefree surfer youth to the lonesome back of the Hollywood sign—exude this intimate attention.

Read about the excursions across and around L.A. by the several photographers highlighted on artsy.net

Artist News, Robbert Flick Lecture: "Time as Footstep" at the Portland Art Museum

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Robbert Flick, SV 008/80, Manhattan Beach Looking North From Marine, 1980.


Robbert Flick is widely regarded as a pioneer in California landscape and documentary photography. His photographs examine our relationship to landscape through a unique process of mapping with a camera. His images look at the intersection of time and space, and build on a unique visual language the artist has developed over the last 50 years. Flick will share reflections on his long-standing photographic practice and consider how changes in time, place, and technology affect his image making.

Event is a part of the Alan Ostrow Memorial Lecture Series and will take place on 23 March from 6:30-7:30pm

Visit portlandartmuseum.org for more information.

Source: http://portlandartmuseum.org/event/lecture...

John Chiara, participant in a Global Fine Art Award winning exhibition at The Getty

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Global Fine Art Awards has announced the winners of outstanding exhibitions of 2015.  The Getty Center's exhibition Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, of which John Chiara's work was showcased in, was awarded in the Photography category.

Sierra at Edison , 2012, from "Los Angeles Project," John Chiara, chromogenic photograph on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper.

Sierra at Edison, 2012, from "Los Angeles Project," John Chiara, chromogenic photograph on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper.


From its beginnings in experimentation by mid-19th century scientists and gentlemen of leisure, photography has been shaped by the desire to understand and explore the medium’s essential materials. Taking that spirit of invention and discovery as its point of departure, this exhibition features the work of seven artists—Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Lisa Oppenheim, Alison Rossiter, and James Welling—who focus their investigations on the light sensitivity and chemical processing of photographic papers, challenging us to see the medium anew. 

The exhibition also includes an overview of experimental practices during the twentieth century, drawn from the Getty Museum’s collection. The works on view in Light, Paper, Process provide a glimpse into the continued interrogation and reinvention of the medium of photography by artists working today.
~via The Getty

Congratulations to both The Getty and to John Chiara!

Read more about The Global Fine Art Awards HERE.
Visit John Chiara's ARTIST PAGE.

Source: http://globalfineartawards.org/wp/index.ph...