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LACP’s 8th Annual Street Photography Around the World Exhibition – Virtual Gallery

Apr 7, 2022

View the exhibiting work by watching the video below.

Every year, the Los Angeles Center of Photography presents a remarkable thematic collection of street photography from across the world, exploring innovative photographic perspectives and visual storytelling. The selected works provide a panoramic view of our changing streets and lives, but also of the field of photography, and, specifically, documentary photography.

This year’s presenting artists were selected by street photographer Meryl Meisler.
Register below to join her, the winners and the LACP team for the opening event.

Top Prize Winners:

For a Series of Work:
Ellen Mitchell

For a Single Image:
David Herman (1st Place)
Susan Kaufer Carey (2nd Place)
Louisa Murzyn (3rd Place)

Honorable Mentions

For a Series of Work:
Diane Bennett, Tuan Bui, Andrew Goetze, Paul Kessel and Eric Kunsman

For a Single Image:
Cyndi Bemel, Olivia Fougeirol, Aaron Hann, David Herman, Constanza Hevia, David Kalb, Lynne Kaplan and Judy Nussenblatt

Juror's Statement

Street photography is a truth serum. The veils of public life are pulled back and revealed by the photographer’s eye. There is nothing like this moment in time, space, and synchronicity.

Some photos make you laugh, and others make you gasp. Both the photographer and viewer bring their own experiences, a personal Rosetta Stone to interpret and reflect on the image, humanity, and planet earth.

The work submitted to the LACP “Street Photography Around the World” exhibition spanned decades and continents, a true privilege for me to view. It takes guts to put yourself and your art out in the public realm. Thank you to all who shared their photographs. You are gutsy. – Meryl Meisler

The Juror

Meryl Meisler was born in 1951 in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, New York. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Jacques Henri Lartigue, her dad Jack and grandfather Murray Meisler, she studied photography with Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin–Madison and Lisette Model in NYC. Upon moving to NYC in 1975, Meisler photographed the streets by day and the legendary discos at night. Upon retiring from 31 years as an NYC public school art teacher, she began releasing large bodies of previously unseen work in exhibitions and books. Her monographs A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (2014), Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City (2015), and New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco (2021) are internationally acclaimed. A new book of her street photography from 1973 to 2021 is forthcoming.

Meryl has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, ClampArt, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, Islip Art Museum, Annenberg Space for Photography, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New Museum for Contemporary Art, LightWork New-York Historical Society, Steven Kasher Gallery, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain (Berlin), the Whitney Museum and in public spaces including Grand Central Terminal, Photoville and throughout the NYC subway system. Meryl lives and works in NYC and Woodstock, NY, continuing the photographic memoir begun in 1973 – a uniquely American story, sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery. ClampArt represents her work.