Art Weekend LA, MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), ArtBook & DLANCRichard Misrach: An artist talk and book signing
Begins at 7:00pmRichard Misrach is one of the most influential and prolific artists of his generation. In the 1970s, he helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing epic series, Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years.
Artist will be signing copies of “Destory This Memory” immediately following the talk
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Art Weekend LA, MOPLA (Month of Photography LA)
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood CouncilAlbert Watson: An Artist Talk and Book Signing
Begins at 7:00pmAlbert Watson (born 1942) is a Scottish photographer well known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography, and whose work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, among others. Watson has won numerous honors, including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, the Hasselblad Masters Award, three ANDY Awards, and the Centenary Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society.
Artist will be signing copies of “UFO” and “Strip Search” directly following the talk. Pre-purchase books at mopla.org
.Exhibit runs April 29th to May 21stGallery Hours are Wed-Sat from 12pm-6pm
Born in France -1955. Received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the ‘Institut Universitaire de Technologie’ Paris, France(1977). An autodidact at photography. Started taking pictures in 1975 while working for Guy Bourdin in Paris. Learned black and white printing from 1977-1979 under the guidance of Jean Loup Sieff, also in Paris.
Moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, made extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras, using highly customized enlarging systems. Resides in Los Angeles. Working between Los Angeles and Paris.