2016 Photobooks List

Artist Talks and Book Signings

All programs and events are free with admission to the fair, but require a reservation. Please click HERE to RSVP.

All artist talks and conversations will take place in the Charlie Chaplin theater. Tours will meet at the entrance to fair. 

You may RSVP the day of the event. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

6:00-7:00pm

Curatorial Photobook Walkthrough – RSVP Here

Douglas Stockdale, Photographer, Book Artist, Photobook Commentaries & Independent Curator

 

www.douglasstockdale.com

 


Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:30-11:30am

Photo Independent, Curatorial Walkthrough – RSVP Here

Andy RomanoffPhotojournalist, Writer & Correspondent for “L’Oeil de la Photographie” (The Eye of Photography)

www.andyromanoff.zenfolio.com/


12:00-1:30pm

Artist Talk – – RSVP Here

Debra Weiss, Creative Consultant, in Conversation with photographer Sara Terry

“Everyone’s A Photographer: The Cell Phone Camera – Revolution or De-Evolution?”

Creative Consultant Debra Weiss and photographer Sara Terry, an early implementer of the mobile phone, get together to discuss the iPhone camera and its impact on photography.  To some, it’s a new art form, to others it signals the death of photography. We’ll explore both sides of this picture in what promises to be a lively discussion.


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Shadows, 2004 © Sara Terry


1:30-2:30pm

Luther Gerlach: A Demonstration of Collodion Ambrotype Processing and Printing. 

Luther Gerlach is one of the foremost artists working in historical photographic processes. As expert in historical processes he has contributed to the Getty Museum’s Encyclopedia of Photographic Processes.

More information – click here

LG

© Luther Gerlach

www.luthergerlach.net/


2:00-3:30pm

Presentation with Q&A- RSVP Here

Carol Lee Brosseau, Art Consultant & Collector, in Conversation with Robert Berman, Gallerist

“Calm Cool & Collected, On Collecting & Getting Collected” 

 


3:30pm

Book Signing

Kurt Simonson, at Flash Powder Projects

“Northwoods Journals”

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© Jennifer Schwartz

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www.flashpowderprojects.com/northwoods-journals/


4:00-5:30pm

Jim McHugh, LA Photographer

“LA Street Artists & Urban Landscapes”, Featuring Artists from SCRATCH & AFTERMATH

Artist Talk- RSVP Here

“The one person who has done more than anyone else to capture the artistic spirit of LA over the last four decades is photographer Jim McHugh. His intimate portraits of Californian artists are unparalleled, reflecting his close relationships with many of these artists and a deep understanding of their art.”

Edward Goldman, Host of KCRW’s “Art Talk”, Los Angeles 2015

 Jim McHugh’s latest project includes LA Urban Landscapes and collaborations with LA Street Artists, including Big Sleeps and Joe “Prime” Reza, as well as Axis, Cre8, Alex “Defer” Kizu, Eyeone, Fishe, Gajin Fujita, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez and Miner.

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www.jimmchughphotographs.com/


Sunday, May 1, 2016

10:30-11:30 am

Photo Independent, Curatorial Walkthrough – RSVP Here

Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic and Curator (Artbound, Whitehot, Flaunt, VS, Art Ltd, Huffington Post)

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www.sndx.net

10:30-11:30am

Douglas Stockdale Photobook Walkthrough- RSVP Here

Douglas Stockdale, Photographer, Book Artist, Photobook Commentaries & Independent Curator

www.douglasstockdale.com


11:30am-12:30pm

Luther Gerlach: A Demonstration of Collodion Ambrotype Processing and Printing. 

Luther Gerlach is one of the foremost artists working in historical photographic processes. As expert in historical processes he has contributed to the Getty Museum’s Encyclopedia of Photographic Processes.

More information – click here

LG

© Luther Gerlach

www.luthergerlach.net/


12:00-1:30pm

Ken Light, Artist Talk- RSVP Here

“What’s Going On, America 1969-1974”

Ken Light’s monograph of his earliest photos from 1969 to 1974 document the social landscape of America as it roiled with upheaval. He began as a participant in the youth movement and then became an observer of the entire spectrum of the cultural and political wars in America. Light criss-crossed the country with youthful passion and a yearning to explain his country to himself, asking, “What’s going on?”

www.kenlight.com

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© Ken Light


1:30pm

Ken Light, Book Signing

Ken Light, at Photobook Competition Table

“For another thick, juicy slice of the real, pick up Ken Light’s What’s Going On? 1969-1974 a collection of the photojournalist’s earliest work, documenting the riled-up politicized counterculture in which he came of age……His books- with endpapers that reproduce letters from his FBI surveillance files-starts out looking like a student radicals Joe Szabo’s Teenage and ends up with a sequence of furiously engaged reportage that recalls Danny Lyon and Larry Fink. “—- Vince Aletti– Photograph, January 2016

www.kenlight.com

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2:00-3:30pm

Artist Talk / Presentation with Q&A- RSVP Here

Melvin Sokolsky, Photographer, in Conversation with Nicholas Fahey, Gallerist

On Photography, Perspectives – Now & Then


On the Seine, 1963, © Melvin Sokolsky

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Over New York, 1963, © Melvin Sokolsky

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Lip Streaks 1967 © Melvin Sokolsky

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Carmen Las Meninas 1960 © Melvin Sokolsky


4:00-5:30pm

Artist Talk / Presentation with Q&A- RSVP Here

Alec Byrne, Photographer, in Conversation with Drew Evans, über Editions

London Rock, The Rediscovered Rock Photography of Alec Byrne, 1966-1976

Mick and Jimi © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com

© Alec Byrne

If what they say is true and remembering the 60s means you weren’t really there, then photographer Alec Byrne is the exception that proves the rule.

Coming of age in swinging 60s London, Alec began shooting rock stars at the tender age of 16 as a stringer for Melody Maker and New Musical Express. Before long he had established his own agency, selling photos of music icons to magazines all over the world. Then, at 26 he decided to move on to the next chapter of his life here in California. His negatives went into storage for nearly 40 years, until 2012, when a handful were dusted off and printed for a one-night-only exhibition, Rock & Roll Time Capsule, at Smashbox Studios here in L.A. What was envisioned as a small show for the true-blue rock photography fan turned into a phenomenon attended by over 1,000 people.

Now in the editing process for London Rock (Insight Editions), a comprehensive retrospective of his decade in the trenches of the London music scene, Alec will be stopping by Photo Independent for a first-look slide show of images under consideration for the book, many of which will be seeing the light of day for the first time. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear first hand stories from the golden age of rock & roll from someone who lived it up close and personal.

To be followed by signing of the limited edition Rock & Roll Time Capsule catalog.

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www.ubereditions.com/product-category/alec-byrne/

Luther Gerlach: A Demonstration of Collodion Ambrotype Processing and Printing.

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I will be producing wet plate collodion ambrotypes on 22×30” pieces of stained glass. This process dates from the early 1850’s. I built the camera being used to produce these images. I will demonstrate using a variety of historical lenses from my personal collection. My traveling darkroom is a repurposed 25-passenger airport shuttlebus. Each demonstration will take approximately 45 minutes: 15 minutes to contextualize the process (historical significance, personal experience), then for about half an hour I will go over every step of the process as I produce the image.

About Luther Gerlach

Luther Gerlach is one of the foremost artists working in historical photographic processes. For the past 30 years, he has been involved with many aspects of the art form, including lecturing and demonstrating at museums, universities and private workshops; building the cameras he works with and collecting lenses, cameras and other historical photographic technologies. Gerlach has conducted workshops and master classes across the United States and Europe, including at the inaugural European Wet plate collodion symposium. As expert in historical processes he has contributed to the Getty Museum’s Encyclopedia of Photographic Processes. As an artist, “my main emphasis is working with the poetic structure of light to coax layers of meaning and beauty from my subject matter.”

Gerlach uses his extensive collection of antique cameras and lenses for his work, with a special focus on mammoth plate cameras. His primary focus for the last 15 years has been the wet plate collodion process. Gerlach has done over 200 on-site demonstrations, lectures and workshops at the J. Paul Getty Museum and was a featured speaker at the 2015 Alternative Photographic International Symposium. He has taught historical photographic processes at universities around the country, including UCLA, Art Center, Tulane, Brooks Institute of Photography and New York Film School. His work is exhibited internationally and included in major private and museum collections.

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Photo Independent After Hours Party


Sexy Exhibition Presented by Artists Corner Gallery

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hours – 7-10p.m
RSVP: afterhours@artistscorner.us

AfterHoursParty-Main-ImageSEXY is Voluptuous, Trending, Elegant and Perverse. SEXY is Hot. Hedonic. Nasty and Nice. SEXY is Very sex positive. And while the Getty breaks down barriers with Robert Mapplethorpe’s Sexy exhibition, we want to break down some barriers, too. — Phil Tarley

PHOTOGRAPHERS EXHIBITING: Boris Bezroukov, Mark Stout, Bobbi Bennett, Franz Szony, Phil Tarley, Stephanie Vovas, Karen Bystedt, Anthony Newman, Mitchell Rose, Kathy Curtis Cahill, Mei Xian Qui, Dani Olivier, Brooke Mason, Jerry Weber, Brad Branson, Bobby E. Brown, Asher Kelman, Mike Spitz, Robert Presser, Jaimie Milner, Bojana Novakovic, Sol Hill, Jan Burns, David Covarrubias, Daryl Henderson, Eric Stampfli, Dijon Hierlehy, Michael Grecco, and Bravo Valenti.

Artists Corner Gallery
6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
323-464-3900

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Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Defining the Personal Narrative with Susan Burnstine Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Early Bird – Before April 1: $350; After April 1: $395
Location: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, California
Tickets: Can be purchased through Eventbrite.

This two-day workshop focuses on exploring and realizing individual narratives through the power of the still image. Using metaphor, symbolism and personal stories participants will learn to articulate and refine their vision in any genre of the medium, whether that be landscapes, portraits, still life, nature, abstract, photojournalism, self-portrait or documentary. As photographers, our images are deeply rooted in personal emotion despite being self-created or found scenarios. The aim of this workshop is to guide photographers to become emotionally connected to each image they create, and to convey their vision in a meaningful, honest and consistent manner.

Bridge To Nowhere © Susan Burnstine

Bridge To Nowhere © Susan Burnstine

Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making. Through practical demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, shooting assignments and portfolio reviews, photographers will leave the workshop encouraged and inspired to grow to the next level of their creative potential. Additional topics will include, long term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibitions.

Join Susan for a rich exploration of the self, as we harness the power of photography to realize individual narratives.

Click here to register and purchase tickets for the workshop.

About Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK). Damiani Editore will publish Susan’s second book, Absence of Being, this fall. Her web site is www.susanburnstine.com.

Around The Bend © Susan Burnstine

Around The Bend © Susan Burnstine

 

In The Midst © Susan Burnstine

In The Midst © Susan Burnstine

 

Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Impasse © Susan Burnstine

Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Photo Independent and Magnum Photos Present Los Angeles Workshops with Constantine Manos, Bruce Gilden and Moises Saman

Photo Independent is proud to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos. For nearly seventy years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form of artistic expression.

Magnum WorshopsPhoto Independent is championing a new generation of photographers creating pathways; helping to forge new careers. A partnership with Magnum is a great way to do that. Fostering the work of mid-career photographic artists, these Magnum and Photo Independent programs highlight and nurture the work of up and coming emerging artists as well.

Photo Independent has teamed up with Magnum to offer a brand new program of professional development workshops, April 18-22, 2016. Taught by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the program presents incredible training opportunities for innovative photography professionals.

Aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, each Magnum photographer will lead their groups through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers. Students will spend the five days alongside their selected photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. Participants will be asked to approach a photographic story in Los Angeles or the surrounding area. Upon acceptance, students will be emailed a welcome package with directives from their instructor as well as pertinent details about the workshop and information on traveling to and working in Los Angeles.

The initial workshops will be lead by prominent Magnum photographers Constantine Manos, Moises Saman and Bruce Gilden. Each photographer will lead students through a focused program:

Constantine Manos: The Extraordinary and The Everyday

The primary mission of this workshop is to teach precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images. Students will strive to capture magic moments that make complex statements and reflect your personal feelings toward the subject matter.

Click here for further details and to signup for the workshops.

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1997 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1997 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

Moises Saman: Visual Storytelling

This intensive five day program designed to guide and encourage photographers in refining visual narratives in the Magnum tradition of documentary storytelling.

Click here for further details and to signup for the workshops.

Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Syria, Aleppo, 2013 © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden: Be Yourself

Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, Bruce Gilden’s workshop will help you define your personal vision, sharing with you his own experience and the principles that have guided his career.

Click here for further details and to signup for the workshops.

Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014 © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014 © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

Click here for further details and to signup for the workshops.