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PAC/LA Thursday Night with Tomoko Sawada

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Join us at the opening of Tomoko Sawada's latest works SIGN and SKIN at ROSEGALLERY. The gallery has arranged a meeting with the artist for PAC/LA members. September 26, 6-8 PM.

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PAC/LA is an independent, non-profit organization fostering individual and community-wide appreciation of the photographic arts.

Throughout the year, PAC/LA offers:

  • Artist Talks
  • Studio Visits
  • Educational Programming
  • Gallery Visits
  • Private Collection Tours
  • Curator-led Walkthroughs of Museum Exhibitions
  • Travel Opportunities beyond Los Angeles

Lise Sarfati Print Available from Aperture

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Kelly, West Sunset Blvd, 2010

Lise Sarfati

15 and 3 artist's proofs
Image Size: 13 3/8 x 9 inches
Paper Size: 17 3/8 x 13 inches
Availability: limited quantities

This Lise Sarfati limited-edition photograph, entitled Kelly, West Sunset Blvd, 2010, is from her series On Hollywood. The focus of the series is the landscape of Los Angeles and the women who, after being ensnared by the allure of Hollywood, now find themselves struggling with harsh realities. Sarfati was inspired by French writer Guy Debord’s concept of “psycho-geographical wanderings”: roaming the boulevards of Hollywood, Sarfati studied how geographical surroundings can impact the emotional behavior of individuals. Focusing on banal locations such as street corners, parking lots, and corner stores, Sarfati photographed women who are on the fringe of society. While working she developed personal relationships with her subjects, which allowed her to capture their vulnerability. We see Sarfarti’s subject, Kelly, standing alone and isolated in a corner store; she evokes the canon of the anti-heroine. Sarfati captured this image using some of the last rolls of Kodachrome 64 color film, and its particular characteristics lend to Kelly the suggestion of 1940s-era Hollywood starlets. The Technicolor quality of the film contrasts the lackluster moment, heightening the tension between humdrum reality and old Hollywood glamour.

Lise Sarfati (born in France, 1958) currently resides in Paris. She earned a Master’s in Russian Studies from the Sorbonne, after which she moved to Russia and photographed for ten years. She has received numerous awards, including the Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography, New York, and the Prix Niépce. Sarfati is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and Rose Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Paris Photo VIP Trip

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Aperture Foundation Paris Photo Patron Trip*

Wednesday, November 14–Sunday, November 18, 2012

Book your reservation now! Join us for an exclusive insiders’ tour of the world’s leading photography fair

Clockwise from top left: Grand Palais exterior © Marc Domage; Lise Sarfati, Vinny-Ann, Hollywood Boulevard, 2010, from the series On Hollywood, © Lise Sarfati, courtesy Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Raphaël Dallaporta, Yellow Bile, 2007, Cibachrome edition of 3, © Raphaël Dallaporta, courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York; Manuel Álvarez Bravo, La hija de los danzantes, Cholula, Puebla, 1933, © Manuel Álvarez Bravo; Raphaël Dallaporta, Saint-Sulpice, Paris VI, 2009, Cibachrome print, edition of 6, © Raphaël Dallaporta, courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York
Our guests will gain exceptional access to Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and all VIP activities organized by the fair exclusively for our group:

  • Private tour of the exhibition Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Un photographe aux aguets (1902–2002) at the Jeu de Paume with museum director Marta Gili
  • Exclusive viewings of private collections and visits with internationally renowned photographers, including Lise Sarfati and Raphaël Dallaporta
  • The announcement of the first Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
  • Cocktail receptions; a celebratory dinner at Hotel Le Meurice; and much more!

Reservations available until Friday, October 12, 2012. Book now to receive Aperture’s special group rate for luxurious accommodations at Hotel Le Meurice.

*These activities are exclusively offered to Aperture Trustees and Patrons, with a supplemental incidentals charge of $350 per person. Airfare and accommodations not included.

For more information and to join our Patron Program, visit, contact us at (212) 946-7108, or e-mail