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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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. 

Mirrored Society: Estevan Oriol L.A. Portraits


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.