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

Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy Busy LALOP Photographers

We're getting busier, especially during MOPLA's inaugural Month of Photography LA. Info below about Larry Brownstein, Martin Cox, Mathieu Grandjean, Ken Haber, Mark Indig & Aline Smithson:
Larry Brownstein, Ken Haber & Mark Indig participated in MOPLA's opening at Bergamot Station on 4 April and are in the MOPLA-sponsored show, groupLA2008, a multi-media installation directed by Pier guest photographer Helen K. Garber, and opening 11 April at Gallery Skaart in Santa Monica.

Mark, Ken and Mathieu are also part of MOPLA's slide show event on the evening of 9 April at the new Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.

Ken Haber and Mark Indig also just conducted yet another of their highly successful LA RIVER TOURs. So far, LALOP photographers who have accompanied them: Larry Brownstein, Cindy Bendat and Sara Jane Boyers. These are incredible full day/weekend tours with access to venues that only Ken and Mark could obtain. Check out Urban Photo Adventures, to see the upcoming events and also participant galleries.

Martin Cox, one of LALOP’s fab curators, is not only an intriguing fine art and commercial photographer, he is a maritime buff.

With websites and photographs glorifying and preserving the history of the old steamships and evocative pics of liners beached on foreign shores, soon to be cut up for junk, Martin is known within the maritime world both for his imagery and for his extensive knowledge.

His latest endeavor is HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU, The Story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company just published by The Glencannon Press. Martin, along with fellow steamship historian Gordon R. Ghareeb,wrote this story of how a little-known steamship company founded in 1920 would dominate passenger service from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Check out the book as well as Martin's evocative maritime and other photography at his photographic website: http://www.martincox.com/. And if you have an interest in maritime matters, be sure to visit Martin's website, Maritime Matters.

AND.... we're having trouble keeping up with so much activity! Check out as well Aline Smithson's work at the terrific group show at Julia Dean's Gallery, DirtyPretty which is up until 22 May!

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