Exploring Los Angeles Through Photographs

  There are many ways to experience a city like Los Angeles. You can walk its streets and neighborhoods (my personal favorite mode of exploration), hop on a bus or train, bike the city’s streets, drive around in a car, read about it, and / or talk to people who live there. While each of […]

Photographer Larry Sultan Retrospective Opens at LACMA

Later this week the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the first retrospective of works by Larry Sultan (1946–2009), the highly influential California photographer. Titled Larry Sultan: Here and Home, the exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan’s conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works made in later […]

Made in L.A. Music at the Hammer

Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, is now on view through September 7th.  Featuring works by 35 Los Angeles artists, many of whom are emerging and under recognized talents, the exhibition debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the show. 

Building Monuments out of Fantasy – A History of Themed Environments in Los Angeles

Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) consistently presents engaging programs that highlight photographs from its extensive collection. The latest installment of LAPL’s LA in Focus series is no exception.

STRANDED: The Twilight of the Ocean Liner | Photographs by Martin Cox


This weekend the Los Angeles Maritime Museum opens a new exhibition titled “STRANDED: The Twilight of the Ocean Liner.” The show is comprised of 25 large-scale, black and white, photographs by Martin Cox and documents classic ocean liners nearing or at the end of their service life due to changing economics or technology. Cox, a native of Southampton, England who now lives in Los Angeles, shot all the photographs for this solo-exhibition in the US, Bahamas, India and the Philippines.

Ted Dayton Photographs The River Bridges of the Santa Clarita Valley


Throughout southern California concrete bridges span rivers, washes, and arroyos. While most are utilitarian structures that don’t add much beauty to the region’s urban landscape, some incorporate design elements that, to an observant eye, are appealing to look at when viewed from certain vantage points and at particular times of day.

LA Light – Colin Rich’s Visual Tribute to the City of Angels


When executed well, time-lapse photography reveals the ebb and flow of life – the visual rhythms of human activities and the natural processes that continually unfold all around us. Colin Rich, a highly skilled local practitioner of this photographic technique and native Angeleno, has produced a mesmerizing time-lapse film that he calls LA Light.