kitsch & klick
(the art of the toy camera)
photos by Cat Jimenez

Los Angeles: Women In Photography International (WIPI) and Pierce College Art Gallery present the juried kitsch & klick (the art of the toy camera), at the Pierce College Art Gallery in Woodland Hills, March 23 - April 25, 2002.

The exhibition includes 17 photographers based in the Los Angeles area, including Lauren Gabriele, Elizabeth Kenneday, Juanita Richeson, Jill Specht and Cassie Tondro to name a few. Guest lecturer, Patrick Miller will present a gallery tour explaining the toy cameras used and insights of how the results were produced.

Jurors, Scott Canty, Curator at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Jean Ferro, President of Women In Photography International and Mary E. Oliver, Director of the Pierce College Art Gallery, selected 51 unique images produced with toy cameras such as the LOMO and the Holga cameras. According to Jean Ferro, the images are fun, spontaneous and often a delightful surprise to the photographer along with providing entertaining results for the viewer.

Sponsored in part by generous support of the Friends of the Art Gallery/Pierce College Foundation, many of the photographs will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to both Friends of the Art Gallery and WIPI. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Lomographic Society / USA ( and Freestyle Photographic Supplies / Los Angeles (

Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International is a non-profit, outreach organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work. The web site provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing news, photography links, book reviews, and listings for competitions. For more information please visit or contact:

The Pierce College Art Gallery, established in 1968, is located on the beautiful hillside campus of Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California. The gallery holds at least four exhibitions during the fall and spring semesters. For more information please visit the school's website at After the Pierce College Art Gallery sojourn, kitsch & klick (the art of the toy camera) will be moving to the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library from May 1 thru July 30, 2002.

kitsch & klick (the art of the toy camera)
Pierce College Art Gallery, March 23 - April 25, 2002
6201 Winnekta Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA, 91371 (parking lot 6)

Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Gallery tour by Patrick Miller, prior to reception, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Gallery Phone: 818.719.6498 Contact: Mary E. Oliver / 818.710.4364 Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 12 noon - 8 p.m.

Invitation Design: Jean Ferro & Sharyn Keller /