LACP’s First Annual Project Series Exhibition – “Project 2020”
May 1, 2020
We are pleased to announce the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s First Annual Project Exhibition – Project 2020! The exhibition will run from TBA, pending the pandemic situation. 12 photographers will be exhibiting a series from a body of work. Douglas Marshall will be present during the reception to say a few remarks.
1st Prize: Tracy Chandler
Honorable Mentions: Ann Mitchell, David Wolf
Project 2020 Artists' Talk
May 7th, 6pm (PT) Project 2020 Artists’ Talk
moderated by Aline Smithson
May 8th, 6pm (PT)
moderated by Julia Dean
Jenna Mulhall Bereton
May 22nd, 6pm (PT)
moderated by Aline Smithson
June 16th, 12pm (PT)
moderated by Sarah Hadley
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After viewing nearly 200 individual portfolios, I found it incredibly difficult to select a dozen finalists. The projects exhibited, I feel, are those that most successfully accomplished the artist’s stated intent and were confidently edited, while providing a new platform for under-represented stories and innovative approaches to the medium. As in many portfolio reviews in recent years, a clear takeaway of interest and optimism for me was the prevalence of socio-political and data-driven work being made by contemporary photo-artists. Evidence of a universal need to do something and to stimulate dialogue when witnessing injustice or apathy. Many artists sought to address overlooked histories and stigmatized groups through aesthetically engaging and thoroughly researched work, some traveling great lengths on their own accord to complete their project. Others engaged with the chemical and physical aspects of photography, exploring its unique ability to skew time and “truth”, which traditionally it is assumed to faithfully represent with instant accuracy. In the end, each artist’s body of work submitted is worthy of honest critique, and I hope that each applicant continues down their creative path with renewed energy, inspired as I have been by the selected projects.
Douglas Marshall is an LA-based independent curator and consultant at Marshall Contemporary. Marshall was formerly Director at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica from 2012-2017, and Galerie XII Los Angeles (2018-2019) producing over 60 exhibitions and art fairs dedicated to leading photographers across the history of the medium with a focus on humanism, landscape, pictorialism, and street genres. Through his current roles in the field, Marshall now works to bring emerging and innovative international voices in contemporary photography to the American market through collaborative projects with artists, galleries, and fairs.
Harvey Castro, Tracy Chandler, Lisa Cutler, Elisa Ferrari, Matthew Finley, Mimi Fuenzalida, Donna Garcia, Rohina Hoffman, George Katzenberger, Ann Mitchell, Jenna Mulhall-Brereton, and David Wolf