Episode 23/23 Dennis Morris is one of Britain's most successful photographers, whose images of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols helped define the art of rock photography. He started out taking pictures on the streets of Hackney and his early photography offers a striking documentary portrait of London's black community in the 1960s and 70s.In the year punk turns 40, and with an exhibition of his work with Public Image Limited opening at the ICA, this film follows Dennis at work, photographing an up-and-coming new punk band. We also follow Dennis back to the places that inspired his early work, and he recounts life on the road with Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols. -Art DocumentariesRead More
Last week we invited Los Angeles photographer Estevan Oriol to give a lecture, exhibit his work, and sign copies of his latest book entitled, "L.A. Portraits".
Now in stock! A new self-published book by Ilona Szwarc. I AM A WOMAN AND I FEAST ON MEMORY is a limited edition of 500. This set of three artist books premiered September 2015 at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.
Ilona received an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions all over the world. Ilona's photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME, The UK Sunday Times Magazine, and the Telegraph Magazine. Ilona was born in Warsaw, Poland and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
LECTURE | BOOKSIGING | EXHIBITION
Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. With an influential nudge and old camera from his father, renowned photographer Eriberto Oriol, Estevan began documenting life on the road and established a name for himself amid the emerging hip-hop scene.
Nearly 20 years later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.
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JOHN BRIAN KING wrote and directed the feature film “Redlands,” an examination of creativity and horror in relation to photography. His book “LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84” (Spurl Editions, 2015) was featured in the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Impose Magazine, L’Œil de la Photographie, Yet Magazine, It’s Nice That, AnOther Magazine, and more. His photography book ”Nude Reagan” will be available this summer from Spurl Editions.