Founded in 2002 by Martin Elkort, David Schulman & David Stork and modeled after the renowned New York Photo League, the mission of the Los Angeles League of Photographers (LALOP) is to expose the wider public to photography's essential social, political, and aesthetic values while forming a network of working fine art, street and commercial photographers who join together to discuss, debate and review photography, share and critique work, and organize photographic exhibitions about the greater Los Angeles community in all of its diversity.

LALOP 's most recent exhibitions are as follows:
2009 LALOP AT THE PIER, A Santa Monica Pier Centennial Exhibition at the historic Carousel on the Pier
2007 WITHOUT A PADDLE PART I, Mama's Hot Tamales Gallery, LA
2007 WITHOUT A PADDLE, PART II, Downbeat Cafe/Gallery, LA
WITHOUT A PADDLE was a series of exhibitions in downtown Los Angeles organized to mobilize support for the restoration of the historic paddleboat operations on the Echo Park and MacArthur Park lakes. LALOP worked with community organizations to garner publicity and strength with the result that the Los Angeles City Department of Parks & Recreation decided to include these operations again in their budget.
See "Paddleboat Economics" Los Angeles Weekly
2006 EVERYDAY L.A, Metro Gallery, LA
2004 SITE-SEEN: LOS ANGELES, I-5 Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, LA
See "A collective focus on L.A." Los Angeles Times

Friday, November 13, 2009

Catching Up

We've all been so busy so not much has been posted. That said, some great news for some of the LALOP photographers!

1. Mitch Dobrowner is now one of this year's "Critical Mass Top 50." http://www.photolucidapdx.blogspot.com/

2. Both Martin Cox & Margery Epstein will have work exhibited at the drkrm lab & gallery (owned by LALOP member, John Matowsky) exhibition, opening this Saturday night, LAST PICTURE SHOW '09,


3. Larry Brownstein has a show opening November 21 through 3 January 2010 at The G2 Gallery on Abbot Kinney in Venice. The Opening Reception is Friday, 4 December, 6-8 pm
From their website, "
The G2 Gallery believes in the union between environmental causes and the power of photographic art to change the world."

More news to come soon on our busy photographers.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Up and Running for the Fall

Busy LALOP photographers all summer and now the Fall season is upon us.

FIRST: LALOP photographer, Aline Smithson, is one of the Julia Dean Photo Workshops instructors who will be participating in the First Annual JDPW Instructor and Berenice Abbot Exhibits on Saturday, October 17, 5-8 pm.

Other participating photographers are: Mark Berndt, Paola M. Davila, Julia Dean, Blue Fier, Michael Grecco, Mark Harmel, Mark Edward Harris, Amanda Keller-Konya, Douglas Kirkland, Ken Merfeld, Andrea Passarella, Jamie Redmond, Marissa Roth, Josh Sanseri, Art Streiber and Scott Stulberg. Info at Juliadean.com 801 Ocean Front Walk, Studio 8, Venice, California 90291801 Ocean Front Walk, Studio 8, Venice, California 90291

SECOND: We are international! Adam Knott, sometimes based here and more in Australia, recently checked in to remind us that he is the only international member of LALOP. Perhaps we should expand.... ("Los Angeles AND Australian League of .....").

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

News from Larry Brownstein

From LALOP Photographer, Larry Brownstein. More of his work and information is up at his website, http://www.larrybrownstein.com and also on Larry's blog at http://larrybrownstein.bigfolioblog.com .

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aline Smithson: Curator

LALOP photographer Aline Smithson announces the new show that she has curated for Fraction Magazine on Fathers and Sons. Check out her lovely statement that accompanies the exhibition and its description on the Fraction Magazine blogspot.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pics from Rayko Gallery Opening/Cindy Bendat

Up now until September 22 at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. Their exhibit "It's Still Life" includes LALOP Photographer, Cindy Bendat, with her print, "Club Desire" from her New Orleans series.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Two Great Saturday Openings!

At LALOP member, John Matowsky's DRKRM GALLERY, opening on Saturday, something of interest to all our LALOP's (and others): ULTRA-ANGELES Kodachrome in 3-D: The Stereo Photography of Jack Laxer
August 15 – September 6, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday August 15, 7-10 pm
2121 San Fernando Road Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065 Tel 323.223.6867
Tue-Sat 11-5 Sun 1-4

Looks amazing!

AUGUST 15, 2009 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
Opening reception for artists: Saturday, August 15, 7-10 pm
10959 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
(on Venice Blvd, N side of street hidden by an amazing growth of bougainvilla, a couple blocks E of the 405)

See both of Sunday's LA Times articles at
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-woodstock9-2009aug09,0,1735158.story &

Monday, August 3, 2009

Pier Related Show and Video

From POV Evolving Gallery:
Photographers Brandy Eve Allen and J. Renee Newcomer aka Jessica Shokrian will show a wide range of photography based works including framed works, stop motion videos, photo collages and a short film.

Brandy's stop motion films, made from still photographs strung together, include a terrific stop motion video created at the Santa Monica Pier, another photographer's vision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y88U-JvvcdI

"This is only the second exhibition of photography that we have done at the POV and we are very pleased to be showing this work. It is much more intimate and personal than much of the work we have been showing... but the rawness and sincerity that gets directly translated through the work of both of these Los Angeles photographers is certainly something to see."


Saturday August 8th from 6 - 10 pm.

939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012