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.

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