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, June 29, 2009

News From LALOP Photographers

Hollywood To Honolulu Hits Hawai'i
June 28: MaritimeMatters publisher Martin Cox, and his co-author Gordon Ghareeb on "Hollywood To Honolulu, The Story Of The Los Angeles Steamship Company" launched their book at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. Meanwhile the book, published by the Steamship Historical Society and Glencannon Press, was headlined in Hawaii's Star Bulletin. (http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20090628_liners_of_luxury.html)

And yes, I was awarded Commodore of the year 2009 by the Southern California Chapter of the Steamship Historical Society for service to to Maritime History (in regard to the book and to Maritimematters.com)

Mark Down Saturday, July 18th as MARTIN COX and SARA JANE BOYERS co-lead one of Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walks, taking 50 photographers through Echo Park and Angeleno Heights. Details at http://worldwidephotowalk.com/los-angeles-echo-park-ca-usa/.
Of course many of our LALOP photographers photographed Echo Park for our 2007 exhibition, WITHOUT A PADDLE. Along with others, many of them might attend to contribute their hints about photographing this historic area as well.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Busy Saturday June 20th: Martin Cox, Ann Mitchell, Drkrm Gallery

In a presentation on Saturday, June 20th at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, on a forgotten moment of LA history, MARTIN COX, LALOP Photographer and expert on so many things maritime, along with his co-author Gordon Ghareeb, are discussing and signing their very new book, HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU, THE STORY OF THE LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP COMPANY. Martin's websites: Martin Cox Photography and Maritime Matters.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum (directions and map)
Saturday, June 20th, 2009
1:00pm - 2:00pm
600 Sampson Way, San Pedro CA 90731 or look for Berth 84

AND while you are in San Pedro, visit ANN MITCHELL'S "American Triptychs" exhibit at Gallery 478
Photo by Ann Mitchell Photo by Ann Mitchell
478 W. 7th Street, San Pedro 310-732-2150 The hours listed are Mon.-Fri, 11 a.m.-5 p.m and by appointment. Call the gallery to see if they will open for you on Saturday.

AND then.... on to John Matowsky's Anthony Friedkin opening at Drkrm! (see post below)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anthony Friedkin at Drkrm

From our LALOP member/gallery, John Matowsky (check out the website for more details):

drkrm.gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of Anthony Friedkin's Gay, A Photographic Essay 1969-1972 in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riot and Gay Pride month. The exhibit will be on view at the drkrm. gallery from June 20 to August 2, 2009. There will be a reception honoring the photographer on Saturday, June 20 from 7-10pm.
Anthony Friedkin
Gay, A Photographic Essay 1969-1972
June 20- August 2, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, June 20, 7 - 10 pm
complimentary valet parking

2121 San Fernando Road, Suite 3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Gallery hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

Friday, June 5, 2009

Photography Events on 11 June & 13 June!

Several interesting upcoming events for LALOP photographers and others:
1. On June 11 at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Helen K. Garber who joined us at Helen GarberLALOP AT THE PIER, is presenting her project: Urban Noir/ LA-NY - a series inspired by the visual elements of film noir, the language of pulp fiction and the rhythm of bebop jazz, the presentation to be accompanied by a live performance by television and film composer John Beasley's original score of Urban Noir.

2. At Gallery Skart at Minarc where the Group LA show is about to close, this is what's coming in, opening on Saturday 13 June. Check more info at http://www.galleryskart.com

3. Great lecture at the Getty on Paul Outerbridge in the morning of Saturday, 13 June by Graham Howe. Check info at http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/outerbridge_course.html
plus an extra event to sign up for: a free Point-of-View Artist Talk by photographer Reece Vogel at 2:30pm.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dream Street

Doug McCulloh has photographed "Dream Street" now for several years. His exhibition of photographs is up at the Riverside Art Museum until June 13th and the book, DREAM STREET is now out on Heyday Press.

Now, see this strongly worded opEd by Doug in the LA Times this past Sunday where he connects his work to our deeply troubled financial era. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mccullogh31-2009may31,0,1592600.story

You will see pics from the project there as well. Also check Doug's other work in LALOPblog posts from April 21st and before.

Continuing and rising notice for "Sight Unseen," the exhibition curated by Doug and currently up at UCRiverside of works by blind photographers (through 29 August):
Time Magazine
A Time.com photo gallery
A BBC TV worldwide segment
An NPR (Offramp) radio piece

Sara Jane Boyers Blogspot

LALOP photographer, Sara Jane Boyers, has started a blog - actually up for a while - SARA JANE BOYERS ALOUD. She has been ruminating about websites and also recently posted images of Salinas' Chinatown, where the police had to escort her through.

Now and Upcoming for our LALOP photographers

1. Aline Smithson is being published on two websites/journals right now:
Go to Flak Photo Features (ReviewSanta Fe 2009) and click on her name OR look for the Photo of the Day for June 1! It is just beautiful!

http://www.fstopmagazine.com/Smithson.html for Aline's article on April's Photolucida reviews in Portland.

2. Check out Larry Brownstein's blog for his most recent wedding images. larrybrownstein.bigfolioblog.com

3. The closing party of the Group/LA show, curated by Helen K. Garber, and featuring several of us is this weekend,

Sunday, June 7, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
2324 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA