DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010
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Hous Projects / New York
Hous projects is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2007
by Elizabeth Houston and John Houshmand.
It features an exhibition program
that has been created to show and promote a diverse group of international artists.
projects has partnered with the Queensland Centre of Photography, Australia exhibiting
a small established group of Australian artists in its first exhibition: human.Two
solo exhibitions followed by Australian artists Marian Drew and Charles Robb.
Starting with the group exhibition Mineral: Contemporary Photographers and the
Non-Silver Process Hous Projects began to integrate the exhibitions with a diverse
group of artists from around the world. Recent Fairs, photo la 2010, Art Los Angeles
Contemporary, Los Angeles Art Fair and SCOPE New York Art Show, NYC (Mar. 3 thru
O'Neal Vintage 70's work
Schoenberg, gallery owner,
DNJ Gallery/ Los Angeles, CA
Want to get a job done? Ask a busy person. Contemporary photographers
whose work is represented in Los Angeles by Pamela Schoenberg know this old adage
to be true. A multi-tasker by nature, Schoenberg has run a contemporary photograph
gallery since 2007 in West Hollywood, raised three young children, pursued her
own career as a black-and-white documentary photographer (in sites ranging from
Israel to South Central LA), and made it all look easy. Relatively. "I answer
e-mails and do work for the gallery at 9 o'clock at night, after the kids go to
bed," Schoenberg says. Her day typically begins at the gallery at 10 am.
"I have a subscription to most every photo art magazine there is, and I look
through them an hour before bed; I flag things; I research them on the Internet
later. I find artists I like." While most dealers (male or female) cave in
to the pressure to keep family out of the foreground, Schoenberg hangs it on a
banner on the front door. Her gallery's name, dnj, actually represents the initials
of the names of her three children: Dora, Nathan, and Joey, ages 11, 9, and 5.
grew up in the Orthodox Jewish section of Cincinnati called Amberley Village,
and her religion continues to play an important role in her life. After getting
two undergraduate degrees (one in history, the other in photography) from Washington
University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. from Mills College, in Oakland, California,
Schoenberg went on to pursue an in-depth photography project in Israel documenting
the acculturation of Ethiopian Jews. She divided her time between temporary caravan
sites south of Jerusalem and Bezalel Academy to the north, but by 1995, the project
completed, she returned to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles. That same year,
she met her husband, E. Randol Schoenberg, a litigation attorney soon to be embroiled
in a court case of years-long duration involving the (now famous) re·patriation
of five Gustav Klimt paintings to their rightful, pre-Holocaust heirs. From 1995
to 1998, Pamela Schoenberg worked in museum education programs; developed and
implemented photography curricula in schools both Jewish and secular; became pregnant
with her first child--and, while pregnant, made a documentary series on the ethnically
and culturally diverse communities along LA.'s Vermont Avenue (thanks to a grant
from L.A. Cultural Affairs).
Schoenberg's husband's case raged on from
1998 to 2004, a period during which two more children were born and Schoenberg
pursued her own photography-when time allowed. But by 2006, with her children
a bit older and her husband's court battle won, Schoenberg decided she was ready
to break new ground in terms of her career: "I wanted to get back into the
art world, but I decided I didn't just want to be an artist," says Schoenberg.
"I wanted to see the ideas that were out there in the world." dnj was
started in 2007; the gallery focuses completely on contemporary photography, including
work that Schoenberg likes, but that is often quite different from her own. She
shows new documentary photographers, like Dylan Vitone and Chris Verene, but also
artfully over-exposed images by Maria Luisa Morando, and detail-and color-saturated
plant studies by LA-based photographer Jane O'Neil (who works with a portable
scanner rather than a camera). Broadening her own view, in fact, has proved one
of Schoenberg's greatest rewards as a dealer. "I'm being exposed to different
processes and images. I purposefully try to choose different genres," says
Schoenberg. "I feel that it can
only make my own work improve."
Fotovision Booth, photo la 2010 w/Antonin Kratochvil
Light, Executive Director,
Ms. Light is founding Executive Director of Fotovision.
She is also a writer, co-author of Coal Hollow as well as writings about photographers
such as Hansel Mieth, Donna Ferrato and Micha Bar Am. She is currently working
on a project about the Great Cental Valley in California.
a Bay Area nonprofit created to support photographers interested in documenting
their world. Our mission is to advance documentary photography and storytelling.
We do this through education, dialogue and community. Our vision is to inspire
and enable positive change by creating a global photographic community that gives
voice to the human condition.
The curriculum is designed to span the various
skills and techniques needed as a long-term, in-depth photo project is developed:
fieldwork, editing, funding and marketing, book publishing, multi-media issues
and more. We create opportunities for photographers to hear lectures by master
photographers like Sebastião Salgado, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards,
Alex Webb and others. In addition, we give Bay Area photographers and people interested
in documentary the rare opportunity to study with these masters in small groups.
utilizes a unique network of community partnerships to deliver workshops throughout
the Bay Area and to draw on a rich community of highly accomplished and dedicated
documentary photographers, printers, publishers, and arts administrators. Currently,
workshops are offered in Emeryville, San Francisco, and Napa at advanced, intermediate,
and beginning levels.
From time to time, Fotovision will offer open portfolio
reviews, and other events in order to give the photographic community a space
and time to convene and share their work. In addition, Fotovision produces lectures
and master workshops by exceptional practicioners of the art of photography. These
events present an opportunity for the community to understand both their artistic
processes and the challenges they faced in order to pursue their obsession with
telling a visual story through photography.
The founders of Fotovision
have deep and distinguished roots in the photojournalist and documentary world
of photography as well as many years of teaching in prestigious photojournalism
Pictures Gallery @photo la 2010
Goldsmith, Bono Peace Sign,
Los Angeles CA, 1992
Frank, gallery owner
Frank Pictures Gallery / Bergamot Station, Santa
FRANK founded her gallery (then called Still/Moving) in 1968 with Floyd Byars
with a focus on the still photography of motion picture cinematographers and film
directors. The gallery showcased the photographic work of academy award winning
cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters) and Haskell Wexler (One Flew
Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), directors Harold Becker (Sea of Love) and Mike
Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) with an eye towards exploring the relationship of the
individual artist to the collaborative medium of film. In 2000 Laurie Frank moved
the gallery to a space on the courtyard of Les Deux Cafés in Hollywood
where she expanded its mandate to include painting and sculpture as well as photography
under the name Media Rare Gallery.
2002 Media Rare moved again to its present location at Santa Monica’s prestigious
Bergamot Station Arts Center, under a new name, Frank Pictures Gallery. The gallery’s
roster of artists includes legendary photographers Horace Bristol, Jeff Dunas,
Robert Stivers, Andy Summers, and Lynn Goldsmith, noted California artists Laddie
John Dill, Larry Bell, Andy Moses as well as Texas based Annabelle Livermore (Laura
Bush’s favorite painter), and Hollywood hyphenates Val Kilmer (actor-collagist)
Joel Grey(actor-photographer), Yul Brynner (actor-photographer), Ione Skye (actress-painter)
and Jerzy Skolimowski (Director-painter).
Frank is also an accomplished
screenwriter and director outside of her gallery. She co-wrote the films Making
Mr. Right and Love Crimes for the big screen and Heavy Petting, a sitcom pilot
for the Fox Network and Skin Deep for Aaron Spelling Productions for CBS, as well
as episodes of The Red Shoe Diaries. She directed Charlie Barnett in his Comedy
Special for Cinemax and has directed shorts for Saturday Night Live including
Prose and Cons, featuring Eddie Murphy's premier on celluloid. Her three shorts
for the American Film Institute debuted then first-time actors Johnny Depp, Sherilyn
Fenn and Max Perlich. She was writer-director-producer of the first live action
interactive episodic series for a major studio when she created Angels & Outlaws
for MGM, conceived to be a platform for a television series and feature film franchise.
Ms. Frank wrote three of the first live-action games on CD-ROM. Her games for
Digital pictures: Prizefighter, Make My Video: INXS and Make My Video: Marky Mark
won gold, silver and bronze medals in the New Media Invision 1994 Multimedia Awards.
Previous to moving to Los Angeles, Ms. Frank co-produced and directed four shows
on female sexuality for the CBS award winning series, The Body Human (Daytime
Directing Emmy). She was Associate Producer of ABC News Close-up, the network's
documentary unit and was field producer and director for Relations, a prime-time
pilot on ABC. She began her career as a writer for McCall's Magazine; she went
on to become a founding editor of You Magazine. She is a contributor to English
publications The Sunday Times of London and The Tattler. She is a graduate of
Yale University and the American Film Institute. In 2005 she became a member of
the Board of Directors of PEN USA, the international society of published writers.
Goodwin, Associate Director
Syracuse, New York
is a photographer, writer, and editor. She holds an MFA in photography from the
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, a BFA in photography from Herron School
of Art, Indianapolis, and a BA in German literature from Mount Holyoke College,
South Hadley, Massachusetts. Goodwin’s writing about photography has been
published in Contact Sheet, The Light Work Annual, American Photo, photo-eye Booklist,
and numerous exhibition catalogs. At Light Work, she curates exhibitions, edits
Contact Sheet, and administers the residency program.
The activities of
Light Work include an Artist-in-Residence program, exhibitions, publications,
grants to Central New York artists, projects for mid-career artists, and maintaining
a collection of contemporary photographic works. Each year Light Work produce
five issues of the publication Contact Sheet that are distributed to artists,
museums, galleries, and subscribers across the country and internationally.
Each publication includes reproductions of an artist's work along with interpretative
texts about the work. These publications are instrumental in creating opportunities
for artists and presenting their work to a larger audience. Public lectures and
gallery talks by visiting and exhibiting artists are presented throughout the
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Time Exhibit - 2001
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