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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president .

WMLA 2018

A year later, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles and across the nation for the 2nd Annual Women's March.
The coordinated rallies in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, D.C., Chicago, New York, Boston and other cities aimed to repeat the success of last year's demonstrations. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the crowd gathered at City Hall that the official estimate was 500,000 people, which he said made it the largest in the country.

Southern Aspects

Artist statement on “Southern Aspects”

When I go to a place to photograph, I am looking at What Is: How do the people live; what do they look like; what do they do; how do they relate? What are the buildings they build; what are their activities? What is their landscape? What do they create? How do they leave things?

I look for evidence of what is unique to the people and the land. I look for moments that reveal the crux of the humanscape. I look to absorb what I see and react to that which might be different to my “normal/everyday”. I allow myself to be attracted to things and people and recognize what is striking to me, always looking for that which describes What Is. What tells a story? What is different? What stands out? What is the evidence? When I am able to capture another’s reality, I have achieved my goal to create a picture that resonates. It is my hope to create images that are artistic representations of reality and fantasy and which motivate and delight the audience’s mind and spirit!

In Southern Aspects, I am revisiting my southern roots. I know it, yet I don’t know it. I am distanced enough to see with fresh eyes. Things that I used to think of as common, are now striking to me. Even simple things seem to have complexity enough to say, “That is something; that is an icon of this place; that is evidence of a people”. A man on a tractor in a half mowed field of hay forms a striking composition. An old grave site can be spectacularly uncommon. An abandoned gas station may now be reconfigured as a personal residence. An abandoned general store becomes a magical place of enchantment. A game of frisbee at the Parthenon forms a striking visage. A country mansion becomes a work of art. An old woman selling vegetables at her home on the edge of a highway is a refreshing respite. It is a search for treasure, this looking for images, that satisfies me to my core.

I SEE FACES TOO 2018

I SEE FACES TOO was started by visual artist, photographer and educator Alex Regenstreich in 2014 when he found a face in a hand bag that he could not ignore. It has evolved into a global community that invites participants to pay attention on purpose. Alex has used Faces to create an arts education curriculum that empowers young, inner-city kids to change their lives through mindfulness and photography at FACESSF.org.

2017 A year in Pictures

Everybody needs a hero.....

Everybody Needs a Hero..This year give the gift of Art.

STEP BACK IN TIME

In 2010, Bob Tanabe, a building contractor clearing an apartment building for renovation, stumbled upon a treasure trove. 40 years of materials from the old Ninomiya studio that had been languishing and was about to be incinerated. Unsure what to do but cognizant of the value of these photos Tanabe posted an ad on Craigslist asking any interested parties to take the collection. Local assistant director/cameraman, Michael Risner was intrigued by the ad and ended up picking up about a half of the discovery which included approximately 100,000 negatives that were stuffed into garbage bags.
With time and a lot of hard work, the value of the collection was eventually recognized and has since found a home as part of the CSU Dominguez Hills Japanese American collections.
The Perfect Exposure Gallery has acquired and will put on display original hand colored prints and other highly valuable artifacts from the studio. “It is truly a trip back in time,” says gallery owner, Armando Arorizo. “You get a real sense of Little Tokyo the 1940s and 50s as you visit this exhibit.”

On display for three weeks only it is open to the general public at no cost.

Holiday Print Sale

Now through Tuesday, November 28 enjoy 20% off select prints, no cupon or code needed.

London Rock: The Unseen Archive - Vintage Collection by Alec Byrne

Two years after his acclaimed show Live at the Marquee, featuring photos of the legendary 1971 club show by the Rolling Stones, Alec Byrne returns to The Perfect Exposure Gallery to celebrate the release of his first book, London Rock: The Unseen Archive.

The exhibition will include over 30 vintage prints created by Alec in the late 60s and early 70s. All the major artists of swinging London will be featured including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Bob Marley and many more.

Alec will be on hand to tell stories, answer questions and, of course, sign copies of the new book.

Select Photographers

To Know the Dark

To go in the Dark with a light,
To Know the Dark, go dark.Go without sight,
and find that the drk, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.

Wendell Berry

"A Room of One's Own'

'Happy Birthday Mr. President'

To honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy.
The Perfect Exposure Gallery will be hosting a Memorial Day Exhibition with photos from the late news photographer Arnie Sachs to commemorate his centennial year.

"Windows to the World, Windows to the Soul" by Suki Medencevic, ASC

Visual storytelling has been Suki's life long passion.

Working as a cinematographer in the narrative world of film, television and documentaries, his dedication to the story told by the light, composition and camera movement is always deeply rooted in his still photography.
His filmmaker's eyes are always actively looking for the moments in life that when captured as a still image can communicate in one frame the same idea as if it were a part of the film scene. In the same manner, he is fascinated by the interaction of light and texture, geometry and people, which sometimes creates a beautiful harmony or sometimes collides in a dramatic way

Behind the Scenes with Edward James Olmos

An intimate look behind the scenes, documenting some of the film work of Edward James Olmos. This series of fine photographic prints represents eleven films, thirty five years of work and forty years of friendship

Nick Ut

For 51 years AP photographer Nick Ut has photographed a wide range of influential stories in news, sports, riots, fires, presidents, the trial of the century, and many celebrities. But in June 8, 1972, the image of a naked 9-year-old girl running down Route 1 in Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack, captured the worlds attention and earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

A compilation of his work depicting his career will be on display at The Perfect Exposure Gallery.

The Perfect Exposure Gallery welcomes Nick Uts friends and admirers to his Retirement Party and wishing him well in his continued endeavor: his passionate pursuit of story telling.

India and Beyond.

Louis Kravitz - 'My Images attempt to show our common humanity: the themes most people share as they move through their lives - the joys and fears of childhood, the love and pride of parents, the intensity of people working, playing, cooking, buying, selling and worshiping. And sometimes the courage they bring just to living'.


Ron Veto, soc.
For the past 35 years, My Nikons and I have traveled at ground level exploring the fascinating lands of India and Asia. Exotic worlds of faith and spirit that grounds a person and feeds the soul. For me, the perfect gift is to capture that karmic "eye to eye" connection. Sharing a powerful moment then parting forever, knowing everyone's lives have been changed, especially mine.Traveling off the beaten path means long horrible bus rides, limited cuisine and sometimes little sleep. But thats where the fun begins and magical images are found. I dont photograph misery and despair. Thats easy to find. I capture images of people and places that move me or make me smile. As photographers, we all try to capture a speck in time. Chasing rainbows is fun. After so many years in the making, Im proud to display my unique images of our world, for your thought and enjoyment. This photo collection began in 1982 to current 2016. Aside from a couple of Holga" or Widelux images, this collection has been photographed exclusively using prime 1982 Nikon lenses only.

Toros Mojados

Toros Mojados is a series of photographs that depicts the confrontation,the contemplative,the artistry,the enthusiasm,the victimization of man and bull in a long tradition that is bullfight. The traditional bright color hides the tragedy that this sport has always been, a dual to the death of the fierce and wild Bull and the arduously trained Matador. The 16x20 C Prints are from the largest ring in the world, The Plaza Mexico in Mexico City.

Valentines Day Sale 2017

This Valentine's Day give that special someone a gift
they will always remember.

Women's March

January 21, 2017

'In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Womens March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.'

LA PHOTO 2017

Vamos Bien!

The Perfect Exposure Gallery is proud to present Vamos Bien! From Saturday Janurary 7th to February 2nd 2017. The exhibition, which comes after the death of longtime revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, will include recently discovered images by late photographer Charles Trainor along with images from 20 contemporary photographers offering a glimpse into the multifaceted country.

'On New Year's Day in 1959 Fidel Castro's guerrillas toppled Fulgencio Batista, a week later Castro entered Havana. Photographer Charles Trainor, traveling from Miami, documented the dictators first days as Havana celebrated with the rebels and the leaders of the new regime executed hundreds of Cubans in Morro Castle. Trainor's images, only recently discovered, reveal a collection of hundreds of black and white negatives that recorded the parades and faces of the rebels and the Cuban people.


Part II: The exhibit will also feature Cuba through the frame of 20 foreign and local photographers, offering a small glimpse into a country that remains alluring and mysterious to the general public, the photographers will include: Al Diaz, Alejandro Ernesto, Alisa Adona, Bryan Beasley, Charles Trainor,E.K Waller, Emily Corbato, Jason Zakrzewski, Jimmy Dorantes, kathy Park Wilson, Kip Harris, Leslie Bernstein, Malakhi Simmons, Mark Edward Harris, Rene Huemer, Roy Dybuncio, Susan Goldman, Victor Villegas, Vincent Hernandez, and Waleska Santiago.

Holiday Print Sale

Looking for something special for the holidays?

The majority of our Holiday Prints are in stock in our print room and we can get it to you within 2 working days.
They can also be purchased directly from the Gallery and we would be more than happy for you to look through our collections at your leisure.

For further enquiries please contact the Gallery direct at contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com

Or simply call us at 213 381 1136

Holdiay Print Sale

The Perfect Exposure Gallery is offering a Holiday print sale on framed and unframed prints - a great gift for the holidays.

Aesthetics 2016-2017

The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Members of the American Society of Cinematographers John Simmons and Charlie Liberman, A.P Photo Editor Richard Vogel And TPEG gallery director Armando Arorizo present �Aesthetics 2016�


The Show will present an engaging juxtaposition of photographers working in a variety of mediums, styles and schools of thought while also celebrating contemporary photography.Along with our annual group show "Aesthetics", We would like to invite you to view the private collection of our Gallery. With over a dozen photographers and nearly 40 vintage prints on show. From seminal figures including: Tina Modotti,Roy Dybuncio,Henri Cartier - Bresson, Leigh Weiner, Ralph Gibson, Heliodoro J. Guitierrez, John Simmons, Wendy Sue-Lamm, Nick Ut

Discoveries

Discoveries is an exhibit of shapes and rhythms, people and places, anything that I thought might make a surprising photograph. My hope is that these discoveries will cause the viewer to pause a moment to contemplate the visual richness of the world around us.
While I freely added filters and textures when I felt they enhanced the mood or created a more painterly experience, all of the images are from actual photographs of real scenes that happened to catch my curious eye.

Members at Work....

The Perfect Exposure Gallery will honor the hard working men and women of IBEW, Local 18. You know the IBEW. When you charge your smart phone, or walk down a lighted street at night, or get X-Rays at a hospital, it's because members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) make it happen. Their work provides an essential utility for millions of residents, businesses, and institutions in Los Angeles, and The Perfect Exposure Gallery is proud to shine a light on their efforts and sacrifices.

A "Private Collection� exhibition

The Perfect Exposure Gallery will have on display a private collection of photographs. The art is by a diverse line-up of photographers that span generations, race, gender, and styles. This is a one night only event.

AN ONLINE EXHIBIT: Singles

My Camera allows me to find depth and beauty in ordinary street scenes.
Roy DyBuncio

Road Works

David Darby and Charlie Lieberman have led lives that have taken them down parallel paths. Both have been working as cinematographers but they have also maintained their passionate pursuits in still photography. Finding the elusive image has also fed their ardor for another obsession, seeking what is down the road, traveling to distant places. The goal has been to find the perfect meeting of light, place and time.

"Baseball n' Blues Revisited"

Bill Goldberg, well regarded owner of Los Angele's acclaimed Verve Gallery, is collaborating with his colleague Armando Arorizo of The Perfect Exposure Gallery.
Together they have created a variation of Verve's original May 1992 exhibit. The Los Angeles Times quoted Goldberg as saying. "there is nothing more quintessentially American than baseball and the blues". Many of the blues and jazz photo's take one back in time.... it's as if the sounds fill the room when viewing these photographs. Other images catch the artists after their sets in more informal, spontaneous and intimate situations. Images of John Lee Hooker, Joe Williams, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and on and on give the viewer a lesson in American history, blues/jazz history as well African American history.
So different yet so similar are the images of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Cuban "street baseball", et. al. that create an amazing contrast to the music photo's yet synergism of a bygone era that we all embrace and constantly dseire to recapture and relive.

AN ONLINE EXHIBIT: Vamos Bien......

On March 22nd 2016 President Obama visited Cuba, the first sitting U.S. President to visit the Island in over 80 years. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959 U.S. and Cuban diplomatic relations deteriorated. Cuba would go on to align itself with The Soviet Union and adopt a communist style state, and the U.S. would continue its aggressive strategy of containment against communist states in South East Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. in December of 2014 President Obama announced the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and in July 2015 the U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in each others capitals.

AN ONLINE EXHIBIT: The Funeral of Pope John Paul II

The funeral of Pope John Paul II was held on 8 April 2005, six days after his death on 2 April. The funeral was followed by the novemdiales devotional in which the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches observe nine days of mourning.
On 22 February 1996, Pope John Paul II introduced revisions to the centuries-old ceremonies surrounding papal death, repose and burial. The revisions enacted through the apostolic constitution Universi Dominici gregis applied to his own funeral.
Pope John Paul's funeral brought together what was, at the time, the single largest gathering in history of heads of state outside the United Nations, surpassing the funeral of Winston Churchill (1965). Four kings, five queens, at least 70 presidents and prime ministers, and more than 14 leaders of other religions attended, alongside the faithful. It is likely to have been one of the largest single gathering of Christianity in history, with numbers estimated in excess of four million mourners gathering in Rome.
Coinciding with the funeral in Vatican City, archbishops and bishops at cathedrals throughout the world celebrated memorial Masses. In an historical rarity, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox leaders, as well as representatives and heads from Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, offered their own memorials and prayers as a way of sympathising with the grief of Roman Catholics.
At the funeral itself, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I was in the honorary first seat in the sector reserved for delegations from churches not in full communion with the Holy See; this was the first time an Ecumenical Patriarch attended a papal funeral since the Great Schism. The Archbishop of Canterbury (then Rowan Williams), was also present at the papal funeral, the first time since the Church of England broke with the Catholic Church in the 16th century. Also for the first time ever, the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Patriarch Abune Paulos attended a papal funeral.

"It Started in the 60's"

"I recently scanned negatives of the images that I have taken over the years and made prints of some of my favorites. Next I started printing and before I knew it I was up to over a hundred prints. Then I decided to frame them and some of them are being presented for the first time for everyone to see."
"For me personally it was a revelation to see the trajectory of my life through these photographs. It is interesting how each photograph is it is own present moment, a moment that is preserved and becomes the past. The image becomes like a myth, something that now expands its reality and creates it is own mystery and set of questions."
"Questions about the time, the life beyond the frame and me the first person to see it at the only moment it existed. The fact that it was an important moment worth being preserved and it has the magic to transcend logical thought and enter a realm of the symbolic"

Aesthetics 2015

Aesthetics, a black and white photography exhibition seeks to showcase the work of notable up and comers and established photographers.

Carnevale in Venezia

There are dozens of photographers there, from all over the world all vying for the best spot. A Mask may be surrounded by thirty or so photographers and you may get only a quick chance to snap. You must be ready and patient. You must get up very early in the cold morning. Carnevale is always pre lent, in Venice this means late January or early February. The city is decked out with all sorts of events, masked balls, and music. But it is the beautiful masked people you seek. There are absolutely beautiful costumes all over the city, but especially in a few spots you learn to know.

Inside Havana's Tropicana Cabaret

Today Cuba is on everyones minds. The island nation just 90 miles off our coast is shaking off the bleak mantle of communism and looks poised to become a capitalists rum- soaked, tropical playground once again. Light up your cigars!! For the grand troupe of dancers, singers, musicians, choreographers, stage managers, lighting designers, costume- makers and everyone who have kept the fabulous Tropicana Cabaret in the heart of Havana going in the face of a revolution, the party has never stopped. With high-stakes gambling, Mafia control and a general tolerance of official corruption forbidden, the once decadent jet-set heaven of a Club has had to rely on sheer dazzle to keep its doors open.

When I visited Cuba with my camera in 2013, I was looking for signs of a society on the verge of transformation. My fascination with a place hovering between two states of being allowed
me to find significance and beauty in the every day jumble of vehicles, humans, construction and gerry-rigged machinery. When I had the chance of a night at the Tropicana, I felt going would be a departure from my theme. But I couldnt help myself... I went anyway!

Todays Tropicana show belies all attempts to render it irrelevant. The quintessentially Cuban show harkens back to its heyday when the audience might have included Marlon Brando, Ernest Hemingway or Rita Hayworth and performers might include Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole, yet the authenticity of those tight, oiled bodies gyrating close enough to feel breath on skin is... extremely present. Sex oozes unabashedly... and no t-shirts are being sold. These people dance for dancing. And I was witness.
In December, I will be traveling back to Havana to visit the Tropicana again and I am most curious to see how it has and hasnt changed since the loosening of diplomatic restrictions between the US and Cuba. My photographs will continue to tell the tale.
This exhibition celebrates a Cuba beyond economic and political structures, a Cuba of the people: energized by music, color and their unique spirit blended from many influences.

Tour of the Americas 1975

Photographer Janice Belson documented The Rolling Stones on The Tour Of The Americas in 1975 Fort Collins, Colorado. In celebration of frontman Mick Jagger's 72nd birthday this July 26th, Janice and The Perfect Exposure Gallery has selected 22 photographs to feature in this ONE WEEK ONLY SALE.

The Rolling Stones, Live At The Marquee London March 1971

The exhibition features previously unseen photographs of the Rolling Stones by rock photographer Alec Byrne. The show will run for one week only, June 22-July 18. The opening reception will take place on Monday June 22, the same day a DVD of restored footage from the legendary club show hits the streets as part of the Rolling Stones "From The Vault" series. Alec Byrne was one of the only photographers allowed into the Marquee that night to document the concert. On view will be a selection of twenty four 11x14 silver gelatin prints, all shot at the Marquee the night of the concert.

Portrait of an Era, Retrospective

Portrait of an Era, Retrospective - is a unique body of work by photographer Barry Elz, that includes portraits, intimate moments and game photos of the Chicago Bulls team members from 1996 thru1998 that culminated with the Chicago Bulls winning their second three-peat in 1998, a feat that has not been surpassed to this day. The disbanding of the team after this historic win along with the retirement of Michael Jordan- widely accepted as the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball, make this a unique collection of photographs.

The 45 images in this artistic collection capture a unique moment in time for basketball and for fans who appreciate the accomplishments and the talent of a team that defined an era in basketball history.

Presidents Day Sale

Special moments in American History are depicted in a collection of the US Presidents now available for purchse
at The Perfect Exposure Gallery.

Special Price:
8x10 $400.00 President's Day Sale $275

Other sizes available. Please inquire.

Day Of The Dog

On National Day of the Dog we celebrate Mans Best Friend in all his glory. From the loving domestic sidekick to the wild dogs of Africa; the agile canine athletes traversing Alaska to the work dogs tirelessly herding livestock in Florida; the fearless animals rescuing victims of tragedy and still others donning the latest fashion trends. The Dog is often revered and sometimes overlooked, but always in need of more recognition because we humans can learn so much from these faithful, loving and humorous animals. Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe have presented images to benefit LA Animal Services.

WE SHOT ROCK & ROLL

The Perfect Exposure Gallery presents "We Shot Rock and Roll."
An exhibit featuring photographs of rock and roll's legends.

Korea: A Nation Divided

In 1948 with the Cold War in full swing, North Korea and South Korea declared independence from each other, each claiming to be the rightful government for the entire peninsula. On June 25, 1950 the Cold War turned hot as Northern troops flooded into the South. By the time an armistice was signed on July 27,1953, more than a million soldiers and civilians had been killed. Six decades later, peace is still not at hand.

South Pacific Photo Workshop Collections

This collection features select images by participants in the South Pacific Photo Workshop that focus on the daily life and landscapes of Negros Oriental, a province in the Central Visayan Islands of the Philippines. Subject matter ranges from the exotic to the sublime, and the resulting photographs are rare and fleeting moments in time.

Workshop participants strive to capture the essence and dignity inherent in the people and places of Negros Island. The resulting photographs show whats good, whats bad, what we must accept and what we can change. We teach empowerment through visual imagery.

The South Pacific Photo workshop is a cooperative venture between Foundation University, a non-profit institution of learning in Dumaguete City, and The Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the sale of catalogue images will be partly used to fund workshop scholarships and visual arts programs at Foundation University.



Of Light and Time

The Mobile Street Photography of David Ingraham and Roger Clay

TANZANIA

Images by Carl and Neala Coan
A portion of the net proceeds from the sales of this exhibition will be donated to FAME (Foundation for African Medicine & Education)

THEN/NOW

THEN: Black and white Jazz portraits from the 60s

NOW: Recent Color street images

SIGNS OF THE TIMES California

SIGNS OF THE TIMES California

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The photographers of this exhibit all met online through a shared passion: vintage signs. Using their artistry as photographers and creativity as image editors, they strive to bring appreciation to something that is fast disappearing from our American landscape. Too rapidly these beautiful hand crafted creations are being torn down in favor of cheap plastic or mass-produced LED signage that is further pushing our society toward complete homogenization.

These photographers, who have dubbed themselves Sign Geeks, plan photo trips to regions still rich in vintage signage. They have shot in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Reno, Los Angeles and Bakersfield. Individually, they have traveled far and wide to capture signs of bowling alleys, motels, bars, coffee shops and liquor stores. These signs tell us stories if we're willing to listen.

They speak to us of a simpler time. A time when motel owners could lure weary motorists with the promise of TV in rooms, tubs and showers, air-cooled or steam heated. They are time capsules we drive past every day. But these photographers stop. Because they know that little neon gem might not be there the next time they drive by. Because they want to share this forgotten bit of history with the world. Because the sign itself is a work of art and should be appreciated as such. Our show here highlights their work in the state of California. Since California is credited with being the first state in America to use neon signs, it seems appropriate for us to begin our sign journey here. Enjoy the road trip!

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6-9pm


Street Zen

Street Zen
Rinzi Ruiz

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Rinzi Ruiz is a freelance photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his street photography and urban photography with his focus on light and shadow and the human condition. Rinzi was a featured photographer in the LA Times Framework and has had various photographs featured in the LA Times SoCal Moments. He has also been featured in Light It Magazine, The Candid Frame Podcast, Inspired Eye Magazine, Art Photo Feature, Fotoflock by Epson and Backyard Opera. His work has been exhibited at the Hatakeyama Gallery and The Think Tank Gallery. His work was published in Arte Fotogrfica Magazine and Eloquence International Creators Magazine. His rapid development as a photographer is informed from a commitment to make time for his art, as well as developing a critical eye for what works and what doesn't. Inspired by both contemporary and master photographers, his understanding of the tradition of photography is helping him to develop a distinct voice.


ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.


Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8th 2014, 6-9pm

Media Contact: Armando Arorizo T 213.381.1137 E Contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com


Improbable Truths

Improbable Truths
A Two-Person Show

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Improbable Truths

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Jennifer Georgescu
With a background in painting and photographic arts, Georgescu utilizes medium format film photography, installation and digital technology. After obtaining a BFA from Watkins College of Art and Design in 2008, Georgescu was awarded a yearlong residency at Vanderbilt University's "Gallery F." She has received numerous awards from Artist Portfolio Magazine, the Camera Obscura Journal of Literature and Photography and the Julie Margaret Cameron award. Her works have recently been exhibited in the Masur Museum of Art, the Detroit Museum of New Art and PhotoCenter NW.

Tami Bahat
With both clarity and immediacy, Tami Bahat's work deals eloquently with underlying narrative in regard to light and shade, taking textural elements perhaps from some of the finest sixteenth and seventeenth century portraits. With the creation of a conceptual tableau within which to place her models, she weaves life and movement into her images. A Spotlight Award winner for B&W Magazine, she has been in publications worldwide including Photographer's Forum and Nikon Owner Magazine. Her work can be seen at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, Lightbox Gallery and the Center for Fine Art Photography.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27th 2014, 6-9pm
Media Contact: Armando Arorizo T 213.381.1137 E Contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com

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The Beatles

The Beatles
Charles Trainor

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Intersection of Greatness features rare historical images of The Beatles against a Miami backdrop. This exhibit honors The Beatles monumental 50th Anniversary in pop history.


ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Charles Trainor (1927-1987) was a photographer in Miami from the 1950's to the 1970's. During the middle years of the last century Trainor crossed paths with subjects that would become icons in the present day. The photos of Elvis, The Beatles, and Ali not only defined his photography but also a city that was becoming a player on the world's stage. Miami was the point in all three of their history where the world took noticed, two with concerts and one with a fight. Trainor's dramatic photograph of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy caught the attention of the late President who requested a copy of the photograph and returned one to Trainor with his signature. Over the years Trainor's work was published in national and international publications: LIFE and LOOK Magazine, PARIS MATCH, GEO, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ROLLING STONE Magazine and various books and documentaries.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th 2014, 6-9pm
Media Day: Thursday, February 4th 2014, 11am-2pm
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Farewell to Arms

Farewell to Arms
Greg Cohen

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Last December, Newtown, Connecticut experienced severe tragedy, when 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 of them were small children, 5 and 6 years old. Without warning, hundreds of lives were changed forever. For the people of Newtown, this nightmare is still very present, it is happening right now. The wounds are open and bleeding, and the trauma continues daily. For most people, however, the massacre is something that happened in the news last year. People have moved on.

There have been almost 2 mass shootings each month since 2009. These are only some of the shootings among the 289 people shot every day. One person is killed every 17 minutes, and it's getting worse. 2013 has claimed the most mass shootings in one year. Every time this happens, complete devastation consumes countless families. And it's going to happen again. And, again. It's not going to stop, because the system hasnt been modified. We live in a world completely desensitized to guns and violence. Its a world where 2 massacres occur each month and its still possible to forget about them. We need change.

We need to re-sensitize. If the sight of a child holding a deadly weapon disturbs you, it's an emotion worth exploring. If it doesn't disturb you, its worth exploring even more. We urgently need to turn the up volume on this conversation.

How many more people need to die? How many families need to suffer? For the future to change, we must remember our past. Consider these images a desperate plea from our children to please make this violence stop.
After all, we deserve the right to send our children to school without the fear of never seeing them again.


ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Greg Cohen is an editorial photographer focused on portrait and documentary projects. His stories include orphans in Cambodia, animal adoption in the US and the universal magic of ice cream. There is a humanness to his imagery, connecting diverse people through their undeniable similarities; exploring the strange and familiar simultaneously. His work finds truth and pathos in the experiences of his subjects and the landscapes that surround them. Originally from Newtown, Connecticut, Greg currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two year old son.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12th 2013, 6-9pm
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THROUGH MY EYES

THROUGH MY EYES
Kim Woo Young

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Kim, Woo Young's photographs have an elementary fascinating effect. Eschewing the allegorical, they mean nothing beyond themselves, yet are impactful. Kim?s works are observations of what is overlooked in the emptiness of everyday things. They depict the vast range of nature, from the microscopic world to a wide ocean with no horizon. Sun-bleached rings and the rhythmic arches of aged skin show the processes of growth, an entire life lived in a single photograph. The surfaces could belong to the moon or the sea. In its minimalism, the work of Kim, Woo Young asks us to be inquisitive and open so that we may see the expansiveness within ourselves.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Kim, Woo Young was born in Pusan, Korea, in 1960. He entered Hongik University, majoring in Urban Design, in 1979. He started showing interest in art when he majored in Photography at graduate school for Industrial Arts in 1989. There he had his first solo exhibition of the architect Kim, Soo Guen, someone he had respected for a long time. He transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he developed the understanding of relationship between human and nature, and the artificiality of culture and essence of nature. His purpose since his first solo exhibition was to capture the city changing daily due to industrial developments in a contemplative manner. In 1996, he was offered a position as Director of a new magazine being launched in Korea, which then led to his participation in launching 10 other magazines. He then entered Korea?s fashion and cosmetic advertising, reinvigorating them. However in 2003, he realized that he could return to his photography, while actively working as an advertising photographer. He has continued to lecture in photography to students and professionals dedicated to the arts since 1989. He moved to the United States in 2007 and has continued to portray these natural processes into aesthetic objects stimulating the imagination through his creative power.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14th 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: November 14th - December 7th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm
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... as it is today

... as it is today
Charlie Lieberman

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
"Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today." - Edward Abbey

The vastness of the pristine Western landscape and the counterpoint of occasional evidence of man's presence have always been subjects of great interest for photographer Charlie Lieberman.The past two years of his life were spent touring the American West to capture the images proudly presented in ... as it is today.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Shortly after completing college, Charlie Lieberman decided to change directions and pursue a career in photography. Other than a deep appreciation for the photographic image he had no experience in the field. He wandered the streets trying to see if he was capable of creating quality photographs, to see if he could teach himself how to take a good picture. He spent a couple of years at grunt level employment in camera shops and still studios trying to absorb technical skills. Gathering up his confidence, he then set out to freelance as an editorial still photographer. He spent a few more years enhancing these skills when a filmmaker hired him to shoot production stills on a documentary project. Finding cinema as interesting as stills, Charlie pursued that branch of photography by first working in documentary, educational and industrial film. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and continued to have success as a Director of Photography in dramatic television and independent film. All during this time he never stopped capturing still images. His love of natural locales caused him to shift his subject of interest from urban landscapes to natural ones.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th 2013, 6-9pm
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PERFECT EXPOSURES 2013

PERFECT EXPOSURES 2013
The Top 100 Exhibition

WORK BY
Akihiro Futura, Arturo Rojas, Blair Wells, En Nico, Anthony Fererici, Brian C. Janes, Brian Van de Wetering, Stella Lee, Terry Richter, Charlie Lieberman, Cher Han Lee, Chooi Mei Oong, Christopher Wilson, Dan McCormack, David Lykes Keenan, David Maung, David Obermeyer, Doug Ness, Franois van Bastelaer, Christopher Malcolm, Dahee Han, Erica Moffit, Jamie Farrell, John Parkes, Katsumi Saiki, Margrieta Jeltema, Mark Sullivan, Marco Ruggiero, Huazheng Hong, Laura Creexy, Neala Coan, Randy Wright, Robbin Goddard, Ron L Zheng, Roza Vulf, Sarah Golonka, Tharpa Chotron, Valerie Cargo, Lisa Sheehan, Lucio Villa, Malina Stanczak, Marian Crostic, MIke Cavanagh, Minoru Hotsuki, Pat Wang, Paula Ruket, Richard Chow, Stacey Turner.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.


Ehxibit Dates: June 28th - August 8th
Media Contact: Christina Covarrubias · T 213.381.1137 · E Christina@theperfectexposuregallery.com

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3rd & Vermont ...and a little beyond

3rd & Vermont ...and a little beyond
Michael Cannon

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
3rd St. and Vermont Ave in Los Angeles is where different cultures seem to collide. Stand on the corner of that intersection and start walking north or south or east or west and for a brief visual second the eye is transported into a foreign kaleidoscope. To quote an article in the Los Angles Times written by Peter H. King:

"The corner of Third and Vermont, in the absolute middle of Los Angeles, is where the pretending stops. On display here is what might be called the real California, or perhaps more accurately, the next California. There is no intersection like it anywhere else in the land. The eyes settle first on the signage, an improbable assortment of billboards and strip mall marquees that suggest a reconvening of Babel's tribes: The Famous Korean Dumpling House. $1 Chinese Food. Agencia de Viajes. Hon's Body Shop. Karoke Box. California Donuts. La Ygriega Restaurant. Korean Sushi and Noodle. Fly to the Mythical Island of Bali. H.O.T. Thai Seafood. Vons is Value. Mecca Hallal Meats. BankAmericard Has a New Face: Yours. After the signs, people. People from Mexico. People from Bangladesh. People from El Salvador. Chinese. Filipinos. Japanese. Blacks. And, yes, some whites. Three separate census tracts of roughly 10,000 people each intersect at Third and Vermont, and in none do Caucasians constitute anything close to a majority. In fact, the numbers from the 1990 census document what the eyes see--every possible ingredient in the human stew, all tossed in together in fairly equal measure."

Michael Cannon has resided in the 3rd and Vermont neighborhood for fifteen years. This photographic series began during Cannon's physical therapy strolls following spinal surgery. With camera in hand and lingering pain in his back, he took to the streets to help further his recovery. 3rd and Vermont became a reference point but most of the images were shot within a ten to fifteen block radius of that intersection. Cannon managed to capture what most passers-by miss as they speed past; the cultural diversity that bustles along its streets with full force.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Born in Owen Sound and raised in Southampton, Canada. Michael Cannon began taking photographs at the age of thirteen with his family's Kodak Brownie camera. In high school Michael joined the camera club and learned how to develop film and print photographs in a traditional darkroom. In 1991 Cannon moved to Los Angeles and studied photography at Santa Monica City College and also attended numerous photographic workshops. Michael exhibits his work in the U.S. and in Canada. Currently Michael lives in L.A and returns to Southampton every year.
Michael considers himself a "generalist" photographing whatever presents itself as an object of visual interest whether it be the landscape, people, still life or street photography. "I've never liked the idea of being labeled as a particular type of photographer or being restricted to one style of photography. To me if some object/subject presents itself and speaks to me, it's as though I'm being drawn to it and then it just happens. It's a wonderful and mysterious experience."

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7th 2013, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: March 8th - April 6th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm
Media Contact: Christina Covarrubias · T 213.381.1137 · E Christina@theperfectexposuregallery.com

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Burlesque!

Burlesque!
The Monday Night Tease Retrospective

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Burlesque! — The Monday Night Tease Retrospective celebrates nine years of live performances at LA's longest weekly running burlesque show. Since 2004, Monday Night Tease has been a staple in the variety arts world. Described as the heartbeat of the Los Angeles burlesque scene, it is a home to local performers as well as a destination for out of town artists. Producer Lili VonSchtupp prides herself with launching new talent as well as nurturing established performers to take risks and further their art form. Several burlesque shows have come and gone, but every Monday the backstage area of The Three Clubs in Hollywood pulses with the beat of makeup, glitter, shimmy belts, and pasties. The energy presented weekly at Monday Night Tease is unmatched and we are proud to share it with you through a collection of images captured by some of LA's premier event photographers.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Featuring work by Andrija Bloom, Azul DelGrasso, Brian C. Janes, Chris Beyond, Dan Hendricks, Ginger Liu, Jason Kamimura, Laura Creecy, PhotoJenInc, Samuel Hernandez, and Tom Yi.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.


Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th 2013, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 11th - February 16th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm
Media Contact: Christina Covarrubias T 213.381.1137 · Christina@theperfectexposuregallery.com
Links: www.ThePerfectExposureGallery.com, www.MondayNightTease.com
Social Media: facebook.com/ThePerfectExposureGallery, @TPEGalleryLA, @MNTease

The Next

The Next
Emerging LA Artists

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is proud to present The Next: Emerging LA Artists, a group exhibition featuring 100 images in a variety of subject matter and styles from a diverse group of 77 photographers. Ranging in experience from emerging to established, all the artists included are based in Los Angeles and have studied under Aline Smithson, award-winning photographer and editor of Lenscratch blogzine. All images on display will be available for purchase.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Alaina Dall, Alexandra Kondracke, Aline Smithson, Angela Wenum, Bernd Reinhardt, Blair Wells, Bootsy Holler, Brad Buckman, Brandy Trigueros, Brian Van de Wetering, Carl Coan, Carolyn Hampton, Cathy Immordino, Cheryl Medow, Cindy Bendat, Claire Mallett, Clay Lipsky, Dan Freund, Dan Shepherd, Deborah Yun, Donna Scholl, Douglas McNamee, Elias Davis, Ellen Cantor, Eric Bickford, Erica Martin, Gail Seely, Gary Quart, Gerhard Clausing, Gina Roston, Hannah Kozak, Jamie Johnson, Jaye Azoff, Jodi Champagne, Josh Separzadeh, Josephine Close, Karen Baker, Kizzy O'Neal, Laurie McCormick, Leba Marquez, Linda Morrow, Lisa McCord, Lori Pond, Marian Crostic, Maura Brennan, Michael Butler, Michael Kirchoff, Mike Spitz, Nataly Rader, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Patricia Lemke, Pauline Gola, Pieter Lessing, Randy Wright, Rico Mandel, Rina Shapira, Robbie Kaye, Robert Bright, Ro Gunetilleke, Semantha Norris, Sandra Klein, Seth Hancock, Shari Simonsen, Shawn Robinson, Shay McAtee, Stacey Rebekah Scott, Steffi Jones, Stella S. Lee, Susan Swihart, Suzanne Garner, Tracy Fleischman Morgenthau, Val Patterson, Verner Soler, Veronica Walko, Yves Rubin, Zoran Milosavljevic

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: November 16th - December 22nd, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm
Media Contact: Christina Covarrubias T 213.381.1137 · Christina@theperfectexposuregallery.com

Silverado Life: A Thousand Words

Silverado Life: A Thousand Words
Special Limited Engagement

by Jonathan Alcorn

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Silverado Life: A Thousand Words is an one-of-a-kind photo project in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association that put a camera in the hands of approximately 50 Southern California Silverado residents suffering from memory loss. The result: the world can gain a new perspective of what life is like living with Alzheimer's and Dementia. What these photos show is that while these individuals are suffering a brain disease that takes away their memory, their ability to think creatively remains in tact. What's more, it demonstrates that individuals who suffer from the disease can still live an active, meaningful life while maintaining their dignity.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Jonathan Alcorn is a Los Angeles-based editorial photographer with clientele including Reuters, Bloomberg News, Sony Corporation, The Trust for Public Land, and The New York Times. His work has been recognized by The Eddie Adams Workshop, the California Press Photographers Association and he was an integral team member of the Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize including the iconic cover image of the Northridge Earthquake editon. Jonathan is co-founder of JTA Photo Agency, an independent photo collective based in Los Angeles dedicated to high-quality photography showcasing documentary and fine art imagery.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Its mission is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. Established in 1998, The Perfect Exposure Gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.

Opening Reception: September 27th 2012, 6-9pm
Exhibit ends: October 6th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

P E R F E C T E X P O S U R E S 2012

PERFECT EXPOSURES 2012 - The Top 100 Exhibition

And work by:

Akihiro Furuta, Akos Major, Alessandro Falco, Andrea Maini, Arturo Rojas, Asia Kepka, Bojil Vassilev, Carli Choi, Carmen Spitznagel, Charlie Lieberman, Chester Ng, Christa Blackwood, Claire Mallett, Cliff Badowski, Cody Koester, Cynthia Henebry, Daniel Sackheim, David Bennett, David Blumenkrantz, David Keenan, David Obermeyer, Deb Schwedhelm, Don Park, Elena Ayllon, Ellen Cantor, EN NICO, Eran Gilat, Fiona Chang, Ivan Koota, Jennifer Huxta, Jessica Beebe, Jodi Champagne, Joshua Hobson, Kelsey Walsh, Kris Lattimore, Landon Nordeman, Leslie Neale, Liam Sinnott, Lorenzo Ferroni, Luc Kordas, Maddalena Ugolini, Margrieta Jeltema, Maria Marin, Marilyn Szabo, Martin Herrera Soler, Matthew Michalek, Mike Spitz, Mike Cavenagh, Nicolas Silberfaden, Paul Rodriguez, Paula Rucket, Pete Rosos, Peter McCabe, Rene Miranda, Richard Chow, Ringo Chiu, Robert Schlaug, Roger Generazzo, Ruby Rubenstein, Ruth M. Ellingson, Souvid Datta, Stacie Turner, Stephen Albair, Terri Gold, Terry Richter, Till Mueller, Tom Cheatham, Tony Minas, Valerie Cargo and Ximena Etchart.


ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is pleased to present Perfect Exposures 2012 The Top 100 Exhibit which showcases the winners of the first annual Perfect Exposures 2012 International Juried Competition: Third Place - Deb Schwedhelm with Spring Swim; Second Place - David Obermeyer with The Palace Theatre; and the grand prize winner in First Place - Kelsey Austin Walsh with The Beast Within. In addition to being featured in the exhibit, the Top 3 Winners took home cash prizes.

The Perfect Exposures Top 100 Exhibit is comprised of the highest ranked images out of over 400 submissions. The images were voted on by a panel of five judges, all highly recognized in the field of photography: Nick Ut, Eli Reed, Jose Aurelio Barrera, Aline Smithson, and Armando Arorizo.


ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Its mission is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. Established in 1998, The Perfect Exposure Gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.

Opening Reception: July 26th 2012, 6-9pm
Exhibit ends: August 26th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

P E R F E C T E X P O S U R E S 2012

We are proud to announce the winners of Perfect Exposures 2012:

1st Place - Kelsey Austin Walsh - The Beast Within

2nd Place - David Obermeyer - The Palace Theatre

3rd Place - Deb Schwedhelm - Spring Swim


The Perfect Exposures Top 100 images exhibit will feature work by:

Akihiro Furuta, Akos Major, Alessandro Falco, Andrea Maini, Arturo Rojas, Asia Kepka, Bojil Vassilev, Carli Choi, Carmen Spitznagel, Charlie Lieberman, Chester Ng, Christa Blackwood, Claire Mallett, Cliff Badowski, Cody Koester, Charles Corda, Cynthia Henebry, Daniel Sackheim, David Bennett, David Blumenkrantz, David Keenan, David Obermeyer, Deb Schwedhelm, Don Park, Elena Ayllon, Ellen Cantor, Eran Gilat, Fiona Chang, Ivan Koota, Jennifer Huxta, Jessica Beebe, Jodi Champagne, Joshua Hobson, Kelsey Walsh, Kris Lattimore, Landon Nordeman, Leslie Neale, Liam Sinnott, Lorenzo Ferroni, Luc Kordas, Maddalena Ugolini, Margrieta Jeltema, Maria Marin, Marilyn Szabo, Martin Herrera Soler, Matthew Michalek, Mike Spitz, Mike Cavenagh, Nicolas Silberfaden, Paul Rodriguez, Paula Rucket, Pete Rosos, Peter McCabe, Rene Miranda, Richard Chow, Ringo Chiu, Robert Schlaug, Roger Generazzo, Ruby Rubenstein, Ruth M. Ellingson, Souvid Datta, Stacie Turner, Stephan Albair, Terri Gold, Terry Richter, Till Mueller, Tom Cheatham, Tony Minas, Valerie Cargo, Ximena Etchart

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered!


ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Its mission is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. Established in 1998, The Perfect Exposure Gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

The Girl, the Photographer, a Photo - 40 Years

The Girl, the Photographer, a Photo - 40 Years

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
From Hell to Hollywood is the first photo exhibition by Nick Ut that captures 35 years of photojournalism. Among the images is that of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the young girl screaming in pain and running down a road, away from a napalm bombing during the Vietnam War.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Nick Ut's iconic black-and-white image of Phuc after a napalm attack in 1972 communicates the horrors War.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Its mission is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. Established in 1998, The Perfect Exposure Gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
"Eternal Spring" is a collection of photographs taken by photographer Matt Sayles while traveling in Guatemala. Though he specializes in celebrity and portrait photography, Matt was inspired by Guatemala's natural beauty, the faith of its people, and its evolving culture. "Eternal Spring" features a mix of color and black and white photographs that reflect the vivid landscape and traditions of Guatemala and its people.
A percentage of the proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to Mayan Families, a charitable organization that provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through education and community development programs.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Matt Sayles is an internationally published photojournalist and celebrity portrait photographer. His work appears in the world's leading publications including Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and People Magazine. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Matt is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2008, Matt became a National Entertainment Photographer for The Associated Press.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. Its mission is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. Established in 1998, The Perfect Exposure Gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24th 2012, 6-9pm
Exhibit ends: June 30th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm

Aesthetics

Aesthetics 2012

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
For the thirteenth year, we take pride in supporting the work of upcoming and established photographers in a variety of mediums and themes during our group show Aesthetics 2012.

Featuring photography by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, Armando Arorizo, Carol Bishop, Charles Trainor Jr., Charlie Lieberman, Cliff Badowski, Dan Park, Daniela Cerano, David Obermeyer, Eli Reed, Hernan Vazquez, Jeremy Evans, John Parkes, Jon SooHoo, Jose Arias, Lisa Orrantia, Michael Cannon, Mike Spitz, Nick Ut, Philip Beron, Ray Ramos, Rex Atienza, Richard S. Chow, Ringo H. W. Chiu, Ron L. Zheng, Ruby Rubinstein, Ruth M. Ellingson, Susan J. Rose, Tom Mossman

Opening Reception:Thursday, February 2nd 6pm-9pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm

Waiting for Work

Waiting for Work

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Every day, clusters of Latino men and women line the streets of New York City's boroughs and affluent suburbs, looking for work. They clean houses and gutters; they mop the floors and landscape the grounds. And on any given day, there are 117,600 to 260,000 of them waiting on street corners across the United States, waiting for someone to offer them work. They are day laborers. They are jornaleros.

"Waiting for Work" is a collection of portraits of jornaleros. It creates a space where this often-nondescript group and singular mass becomes visible. Photographed in a portable studio in several soup kitchens and worker centers in and around New York City, "Waiting for Work" uses a simple visual approach that gives viewers the opportunity to look eye-to-eye with dozens of day laborers and learn their stories. Through viewing these personalized narratives, the exhibit provokes and supports viewers to consider their own reality, and the realities of those whom are ignored. By focusing on the act of documentation, itself, "Waiting For Work" challenges complacent assumptions about cultural difference and fosters cross-cultural engagement.

This exhibit is supported, in part, by a Dean's Grant from New York University. Half of all the proceeds from the "Waiting For Work" exhibit will go directly to the Don Bosco Community Center's Day Laborer's Center of Port Chester, New York a non-profit registered 501[c][3] program of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition in New York State (www.donboscocenter.com). Tax deductible donations are also gratefully accepted and can be made payable to the Don Bosco Center.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Karly Domb Sadof is an internationally published photojournalist, visual anthropologist, and national desk photo editor at the Associated Press's global headquarters in New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including: The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, and The Washington Post.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13th 2011, 6-9pm
Exhibit ends: November 12th, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm

Intersection of Greatness The Legends Meet in Miami

Intersection of Greatness - The Legends Meet in Miami

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Intersection of Greatness features rare historical images of The Beatles, Elvis and Mohammad Ali captured against a Miami backdrop. This exhibit honors monumental anniversaries in pop history as 2011 marks 50 years since the Beatles had their first ever gig at The Cavern in Liverpool and 55 years since a trio of firsts for Elvis: RCA single release: Heartbreak Hotel, movie appearance: Love Me Tender and television appearances.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Charles Trainor (1927-1987) was a photographer in Miami from the 1950's to the 1970's. During the middle years of the last century Trainor crossed paths with subjects that would become icons in the present day. The photos of Elvis, The Beatles, and Ali not only defined his photography but also a city that was becoming a player on the world's stage. Miami was the point in all three of their history where the world took noticed, two with concerts and one with a fight. Trainor's dramatic photograph of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy caught the attention of the late President who requested a copy of the photograph and returned one to Trainor with his signature. Over the years Trainor's work was published in national and international publications: LIFE and LOOK Magazine, PARIS MATCH, GEO, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ROLLING STONE Magazine and various books and documentaries.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th from 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: August 19th - September 18th, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm

T.V.LIFE

T.V. LIFE by John Van Hamersveld

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Renowned multidisciplinary artist - graphic designer and fine art photographer - John Van Hamersveld will exhibit a special collection of his photography which brings together 34 digitally retouched prints of John's street photography, covering a 22 year period of his life from 1965 to 1987. Tracing John's experiences and development as a prolific artist, the inspirational exhibit includes photographs from his early years as an art student at Chouinard/Cal Art, which occurred just after he had designed the successful iconic film poster for The Endless Summer. The exhibit also consists of photographs taken by John during his experiences working as a graphic designer at Capitol Records, traveling between Los Angeles and New York in the Art & Entertainment business, and creating art in his popular Los Angeles studio.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
John Van Hamersveld began studying Street Photography in the early '70s. He met with Ralph Gibson, who introduced him to the work of Robert Frank. Frank worked with John on the Exile project in 1972 and by 1974, there were a series of shows of John's photography, the second of which, entitled "the Interval," occurred in Venice, California. At the Fisher Gallery in 1975, John exhibited "T.V.LIFE." Then John exhibited another set of photos at the Long Beach Museum's Bicentennial show entitled "So Cal 76."
In 1974, John became represented artist by the Push Pin Studio in New York. The following year, he became an instructor at Cal Arts in the Art and Design Department, a position he held for seven years.
John's other notable accomplishments include designing the Endless Summer film poster as well as the album covers for the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, the Stones' Exile on Main Street, the Jefferson Airplane and Dylan and the Dead. He created the architectural look and trademark for the Fatburger franchise restaurants and the 360 foot 1984 Olympic Mural, which wrapped half way around the LA Coliseum. He has designed identities for Jimmy'Z apparel, Gotcha Sportswear, Contempo Casuals Stores, and L.A.Style Magazine. Most recently, John created a new poster for the Bloomingdale's Santa Monica and New York stores and was honored by the Pacific Design Center as 2011 "Graphic Designer of the Year."

Africa

The Perfect Exposure Gallery will be featuring images by Lisa Blumenfeld while on safari in Africa. Although specializing in Sports Photography for many years, Lisa's exhibit will focus only on her photographs from Tanzania. A side trip brought to light the struggle of millions of orphaned children. As a result of that exposure, she is donating all proceeds from this exhibit to benefit orphaned children worldwide. Since her journey, Project Goodlife has been created for the purpose of providing opportunities for a brighter future for these children.

All purchases will be tax deductible.

A Tale of Two Cities

Music, Food, Literature, Art: the passions that launch dreams are abundant in Los Angeles and New Orleans. They draw people from all over the country and the globe to try to stake a claim for fame or just to enjoy the good life.

Both cities inspire art and nurture it. Both are uniquely American in very different ways, and in the immortal words of Charles Dickens, have known "the best of times, and the worst of times."

This exhibition is Ellingson's tribute to two wildly messy, complicated and wonderful cities she loves.

Passages

The Perfect Exposure Gallery, will exhibit the photography work of
Charlie Lieberman in an exhibit entitled Passages.


Shortly after completing college Charlie decided to change directions and
pursue a career in photography. Other than a deep appreciation for the
medium that he held since his teens, he had no former experience in the
field. He wandered the streets of Chicago trying to see if he was capable
of creating quality photographs, to see if he could teach himself how to
take a good picture. He spent a couple of years at grunt level employment
in camera shops and still studios to see what technical skills he could
absorb. Gathering up his confidence, he then set out to freelance as an
editorial still photographer. He only spent a few more years enhancing
these skills when a filmmaker hired him to take production stills on a
documentary project. Finding cinema as interesting as stills, Charlie
pursued that branch of photography by first working in documentary,
educational and industrial film. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and
continued to have success as a Director of Photography in dramatic
television and independent film. All during this time he never stopped
taking stills. His love of natural locales caused him to shift his subject of
interest from urban landscapes to natural ones.

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