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

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Busy Busy LALOP Photographer: Cindy Bendat

One of Cindy Bendat's images called "No Human Being Is Illegal" was selected for use as a 12' x 16' billboard in a park in Sarasota, Florida. The public art exhibit on display through May 3rd is sponsored by www.embracingourdifferences.org and it focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion.
In addition, another photograph by Cindy Bendat called "We Built America" --also from her series shot at the 2006 immigrant rights rallies in downtown Los Angeles ---will be on the cover of the new Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal to be published in April. More of those images may be found on her website at http://cindybendat.com/Galleries-LegalizeLA.html

With regard to exhibitions: In addition to LALOP AT THE PIER, Cindy will have 2 images in the upcoming inaugural exhibit "Beach Stories" at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, opening May 14th from 6-8 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Dear LALOP:

    I would love to participate on your next showing with some of my photographs.

    I am a photographer that loves to photograph Los Angeles. Truly, I have some beautiful images about our lovely city.

    Where can I sign up for information about your next exhibitions to work on some new images for your imagery festival. Thanks.


    Liliana Prina