Photo by Peter Bennett
Our LA and the Urban Landscape with Peter Bennett (In-Person Learning – Two Sessions)
- July 16, 2022
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- July 17, 2022
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
In-Person Learning Class
Los Angeles offers an enormous array of diverse and ethnic communities, including the hustle and bustle of downtown activity, white picket fences and birds chirping in quiet suburbia, the clicking and cracking of machinery in industrial neighborhoods, and the soft, soothing sounds of waves splashing ashore on the beach. In this class, students will take advantage of this melting pot and participate in a journey to photograph the City of Angles and document this remarkable city.
The course begins at Thymele Arts in East Hollywood for a class lecture and discussion. From there, students will travel to Vernon, an industrial-only town just south of downtown. After this shoot, the group will return to Thymele Arts for a group critique of the day’s work. On Sunday morning, students will meet in Long Beach around Willow Street, along the Los Angeles River. From there, traveling will take the class to areas in around Echo Park. A final return trip to Thymele Arts concludes the weekend’s photo adventures with a group select/presentation of the work captured.
This course is open to beginning and experienced photographers alike. Come partake in this two-day “meet-up” class, open your eyes to a cornucopia of photographic opportunities, and enrich yourself in this marvelous, beckoning metropolis that is Los Angeles.
Peter Bennett (http://citizenoftheplanet.com/) Born in Queens, New York, and growing up in Greenwich Village, Peter Bennett picked up his first camera and took his first darkroom class at the age of twelve. Peter has spent his career primarily as an editorial photographer, in recent years focusing his camera on a variety of environmental subjects and stories. He has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008 which can be seen in his latest book: The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett, published in late 2021. Peter has also been documenting local wetlands since 2018, as well as covering environmental justice stories in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. From 1998-2014 he owned and ran his own photo agency, Ambient Images, which specialized in travel images of New York and California. Peter’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine. He has worked with a number of organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Friends of the LA River. His prints hang in the California State Capitol, California Science Center’s permanent Ecosystem exhibit, and many other museums, private institutions, and collector’s homes.
COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.
By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, 10 am -6 pm PST
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Venue: Thymele Arts Building
Venue Phone: 323-380-7406
Venue Website: https://www.thymelearts.comAddress:
Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).
An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.