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Backyard Conversations, Part II: Los Angeles in Photographic Practice – March 5

  • March 5, 2023
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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© Photo by Leba Marquez


Sunday, March 5, 11 am – 1 pm PST

Private residence in Los Angeles

$20 Non-Members; $10 Members – Added donations are encouraged.

NOTE: Location is in the Hollywood Hills, near Yamashiro’s restaurant.
LACP is currently being re-imagined as a dynamic hub that empowers communities to capture, interpret and reimagine the individual pursuits, cultural conflicts and creative combustion that shape Los Angeles and influence the world. In that spirit, we seek to foster conversation among professionals and various audiences about the relationships between photographic viewpoints, technologies, histories and Los Angeles. This conversation will focus on Los Angeles’s influence on photographic viewpoints.

Our distinguished panel includes:

Jessica Bethel is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BA in Art and a minor in Art History with a concentration in photography from Florida International University. She enjoys capturing Black and Brown people in a regal light. In her spare time, she is a lover of literature as she hosts a virtual book club and creating community.

Photo by Ken Gonzales-Day

William Camargo is a photo-based artist and educator born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is a photography lecturer at the University of California San Diego and Cal State Fullerton. He attained his M.F.A from Claremont Graduate University, a BFA from Cal State Fullerton, and an AA at Fullerton Community College. William is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives, an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. He uses photography, installation, public interventions, and archives to address issues of gentrification, police violence, and Chicanx/Latinx histories. William has held residencies at the Latinx Project at NYU, Light Work in Syracuse, NY, TILT institute for Contemporary Image in Philadelphia, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY.

Ken Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems from lynching photography to museum displays. Gonzales-Day’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Getty, LACMA, MoCA, École des Beaux Arts (Paris), Smithsonian Nation Portrait Gallery, and American Art Museum, among others. His monographs include Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (Duke) and Profiled (LACMA, 2011). Gonzales-Day has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and awards from Creative Capital, California Community Foundation, COLA, Art Matters and holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art and Professor at Scripps College. He is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
The event will be moderated by LACP’s executive director, Rotem Rozental, Ph.D.
Location details and address will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please email

One Session
Dates: Sunday, March 5, 11 am – 1 pm PST, 2023
Admission: $20 Non-Members; $10 Members. Added donations are encouraged.
Limit: 50 attendees

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