STREET WEEK in LA – 2021
The Los Angeles Center of Photography is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual STREET WEEK in LA festival. What started over a weekend has now broadened to a week – STREET WEEK.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic, all festival events will be held virtually via Zoom application/software.
April 18-24, 2021
STREET WEEK includes:
* A “Call for Entries” for our annual “Street Photography Around the World” exhibition ($1,000 cash prize)
* Opening reception for “Street Photography Around the World” exhibition
* A tribute and honor to legendary street photographer Bruce Davidson
* Four days/evenings of presentations by inspiring street photographers in the US across the globe
* “History of Street Photography” presentation by Julia Dean, LACP’s Executive Director
* One webinar, “Street Photography: Past, Present and Future” taught by London-based photographer Nick Turpin
Sunday, April 18 (all times PST)
10:00 am – 11:00 am:Presentation by Eléonore Simon (from Chile)
The Thrill of Light: From the Streets of Valparaíso to the Confines of Home
When four years of explorations in the Chilean seaport of Valparaíso suddenly came to a halt, French photographer Eléonore Simon had to reinvent her photographic process and find inspiration at home. Join her as she discusses her creative journey, from black and white street photography to a cyanotype series born from months of confinement, and a healthy obsession with light.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Presentation by David Gibson (from London)
Street Photography: Backwards and Forwards
The starting point is early 2020 — just before the stopping point — with visits to Hanoi, Lisbon and Los Angeles. Then lockdown and a few energetic moments photographing away from the city. But mainly dipping into the past, revisiting street photographs, taken over thirty years, in both black and white and colour.
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm: Presentation by Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin (from Los Angeles)
Kwasi examines the ways that life in the public space has transformed over the past year in the wake of the pandemic. This is an exploration about the ways Covid has changed the ways people interact with each other and their environment.
03:30 pm – 04:30 pm: Presentation by Melissa O’Shaughnessy (from New York)
Before, During and After
Melissa will show photographs from her recently published book “Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs,” discussing both the making of the images in a pre-pandemic Manhattan, and working with Aperture to bring the book to fruition during lockdown. She will also talk about how the limitations of Covid have forced her to look outside the city and its crowds for subject matter and inspiration, and what she hopes life in the streets will look like after the pandemic has passed.
05:00 pm – 05:30 pm: Presentation by Mark Indig (Top Prize winner for Series of Work, 7th Annual Street Photography Around the World Exhibition (from Los Angeles)
100 Yards From My Car
Monday, April 19 (all times PST)
09:00 am – 10:00 am: Presentation by Julia Baier (from Berlin)
Julia Baier will span an arc from her early street photography to her work in swimming pools around the world to her current work in pandemic times in Berlin. In it, she will highlight her storytelling on the border between narration and abstraction and why she loves black and white photography.
Wednesday, April 21 (all times PST)
09:00 am – 10:00 am: Presentation by Margarita Mavromichalis (from Greece)
Margarita will be presenting an overview of what she photographs and how she got to the point where she is today. Upon conclusion of this overview, Margarita will illustrate her street photography with a set of 40 or 50 images as well as present a body of work (“A British Social”) that she created while living in London, depicting all the summer social events that she loved to attend and photograph.
Thursday, April 22
Saturday, April 24 (all times PST)
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Webinar “Street Photography: Past, Present and Future” taught by London-based street photographer Nick Turpin
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm: Presentation by Julia Dean, “History of Street Photography”
02:30 pm – 03:30 pm: Presentation by Ashley Tillery (from Virginia)
Peripheral History-The Edge of Memory
The public record is a highlight reel absent the nuisance of everyday lives. In only capturing monumental moments, we ignore the building blocks that get us from history to the present. Ordinary people living through monumental moments are how progress is made. For so long we captured snippets of history that focused on biased narratives, but by recognizing the intrinsic value of the everyday, we reclaim and refocus ourselves on the value of people not singular persons. My talk will explore the intersection between ordinary lives and extraordinary times as I witnessed them over the last 4 years in Washington D.C.
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm: Presentation by Julia Dean
The Guardian of the Alley
This is a deeply meaningful story to me, about Jose Hernandez, an undocumented Mexican immigrant living homeless in an alley in downtown Los Angeles. I was led to him one day seven years ago while photographing with my street photography students. This past pandemic year, I spent twice a week with him so that I could tell his story in more depth.
05:30 pm – 06:30 pm: Presentation by John Simmons (from Los Angeles)
Tuition and Admission
* All presentations (including History of Street Photography) can be purchased as a bundle for $20 Non-Members; FREE for Members. Click HERE to purchase ticket(s).
* Nick Turpins’s webinar “Street Photography: Past, Present and Future” is $35 for Members; $45 for Non-Members. Click HERE to purchase tickets(s).
* Thursday night’s virtual opening night reception is FREE for all.
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