Lorena Turner: The Michael Jacksons

Lorena creates photography projects that straddle the areas of documentary, journalism and fine art. Her work is inspired by various cultural and academic spheres including graphic design, forensics, sociology, georgraphy, economics, communication, and anthropology. She believes strongly in the possibility of the still image to communicate and describe aspects of contemporary social and cultural experience, and selects image making tools that best articulate her ideas.  Lorena's work is shown both nationally and internationally in venues as diverse as the The Photographers' Gallery in London, the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the Arc Light Theater in Hollywood and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Her book, "The Michael Jacksons", and ethnograpic monograph on the subculture of Michael Jackson impersonators was published in 2014. 

Lorena received an MFA from the University of Oregon, studied sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York City, and teaches photojournalism and documentary storytelling in the Communication department at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

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John Brian King: Model Test

model – n. One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.

test – n. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial.

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.