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  • Larya, March 17, 2013

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    Be Still – Kristin Bedford

    A young man named Cario sits at the end of a church pew, one leg crossed under the other with a bible in his lap. He has brought his hands together and placed them atop his forehead, situated in prayer. The sun’s rays cascade through the window above him and bathe him in light, crowning his […]

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    Constructed Masculinity

    On display at the De Soto Gallery in Venice, California is a two-person show titled In Position. In it are photographs from Amy Elkins’ Danseur project and Jona Frank’s The Modern Kids portfolio. The common ground between each photographer is that they are women examining the construction of male identity by recording adolescences, each within […]

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    Scopophilia and Fatigue: Photo Fairs of L.A.

    The definition of Scopophilia is to derive pleasure from looking. The root of the word is Greek, skopeo “look to, examine” and philia, “a tendency toward”. As an expression of sexuality it refers to an erotic indulgence derived from viewing the subject(s) as a source of sexual stimulation, namely erotic photographs and naked bodies. This […]

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    John Divola at Gallery Luisotti

    Notes On The Observer is an exhibition of works from several of John Divola’s past and present photographic series, including As Far as I Could Get, Subject Observations and images from Divola’s current exploration with GigaPan technology.  The two sets of works in the main area of the gallery immediately catch the viewers’ attention; large, […]

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    Seismic Shift at the California Museum of Photography

      The California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA, working in conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time: Art In L.A. 1945-1980, mounted Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944-1984, curated by Colin Westerbeck.  This title becomes important because it was the initial meeting of Lewis Baltz and Joe Deal at the […]

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    “Photographic Memory” book review

      Verna Posever Curtis’s book Photographic Memory (Aperture/Library of Congress) is an intimate look at some of the oldest and most historical photo albums found within the Library of Congress’s collection. The book starts out by recounting the historical and philosophical value of the photo album. While albums were around before the invention of photography, […]

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  • Lauren Kelly, "Pickin'"

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    “Posing Beauty” at USC’s Fisher Museum

      “Posing Beauty In African American Culture” is an exhibit at the University of Southern California Fisher Museum, with Curator Deborah Willis examining beauty through the works of over 40 photographers. The images include portraits of celebrities, beauty queens and fashionable people posing on the streets of New York and shots that capture historical slices […]

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  • Roger Ballen "Boarding House" 2008

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    Roger Ballen and Shelby Lee Adams at Fahey/Klein

    The Fahey Klein gallery presents Shelby Lee Adams’ Salt & Truth and Roger Ballen’s Boarding House & New Works. One may ask why are these two exhibited together? Shelby Lee Adams’ Salt & Truth exhibits years of history in his photographs of an Appalachian community that is disappearing. Roger Ballen’s Boarding House & New Works […]

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    “Dream Street” by Douglas McCulloh book review

    If you won the right to name a street what would it be?  Artist Douglas McCulloh won the right to name a street in southern California and had no idea where the opportunity would take him and the significance it would make later on. Dream Street (Heyday Books) reveals the pride and grit behind the suburban […]

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    The Surfing Essay, by Anthony Friedkin at DRKRM Gallery

    ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT ANTHONY FRIEDKIN and courtesy DRKRM Gallery, Los Angeles When I think of surf culture, especially the California surf scene, my immediate thoughts are of blonde-haired, blue-eyed and tanned Orange county boys.  A great big smile with bright white teeth that resemble a row of chicklets.  The words, “bro,” and “no worries” […]

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    Pomona Art Walk

    It was a steamy, svelte Saturday evening in Pomona.  It was the kind of night you expect an earthquake to rattle the ground beneath you or a freak summer rainstorm that drenches you with buckets of water and then, gone in a flash with only the scent of wet asphalt as a reminder of what […]

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