By Kinso Nimomiya

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.

The Ninomiya Photograph Studio was founded by photographer, KINSO NINOMIYA in the 1920s in the thriving immigrant community of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. With the onset of World War II and the anti-Japanese sentiment in California, Ninomiya and his family were sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona. The studio was shuttered and soon disappeared, only to be restarted again upon Ninomiya’s return after the war. Family run, the studio managed to stayin business util the late 1980s.

Sunday December 9, 2017 11am to 4-pm

Exhibition dates: Saturday 9, December 2017 to Wednesday 27, December 2017

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.
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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.

ALEC BYRNE covered the rock and roll scene in London from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s the height of Londons rock revolution. After sitting in storage for close to four decades, his archive was reintroduced to the world in late 2012 with an acclaimed one-night show in Los Angeles attended by more than one thousand people. Since then, Byrne's work has been featured during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, exhibited at the South by Southwest music festival, and accepted into the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Dec. 14 - 7pm

Exhibition dates: Thursday 14, December 2017 to Saturday 6, January 2018

Aesthetics 2018

By Group Show

OPEN CALL: 2018 Aesthetics Annual Group Show

The Perfect Exposure Gallery is accepting submissions for its annual Group Show. The Aesthetics Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring both emerging and established photographers.

DEADLINE: November 01, 2017 at 12am PST
FEE: $50.00 per Image if selected

Terms & Conditions: All participants in The Aesthetics Group Show agree to allow The Perfect Exposure Gallery to exhibit and offer for sale original photographs produced by the artist. The artworks will be made available for sale at the retail price assigned by the artist. The Perfect Exposure Gallery and the Artist agree to split the sales percentage equally (50/50).

There are 2 participation options for artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the Group Show.

1. Print & Shred: The Perfect Exposure Gallery will produce the print(s) selected for admittance. The prints will be Archival Inkjet Prints made on Canson Platine Fibre Rag with a maximum width of 16 inches. The artist will also cover the cost of framing. If the work is not sold, it will be destroyed 30 days after the close of the exhibition.

2. One Way Shipping/Pick Up:The Perfect Exposure Gallery will charge the artist for the cost of one way shipping. Artists are also welcome to pick up their work once the exhibition comes to a close.

Submission Guideline:
Regarding your files we have a few requirements.

1. JPEG images (10″x15″ @ 150 dpi)

2. Metadata embedded (Including: photographer name, contact info,

3. Naming convention: [FirstInitial] [Last name]_123.jpg. ie. APicture_123.jpg

4.Email Submissions to Contact@ThePerfectExposureGallery.com with Aesthetics 2017 in the subject.
If your photos are chosen, we will reach out to you and ask you for high quality files and the details of your photos

*This submission process DOES NOT guarantee that your work will be selected to exhibit

Janurary 14, 2018

Exhibition dates: Sunday 14, January 2018 to Tuesday 13, February 2018


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