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Annenberg Space for Photography and United Photo Industries Present Photoville LA

Apr 16, 2019 (3 months ago) |
LOS ANGELES: To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Annenberg Space for Photography - the premier destination for photography in Los Angeles - is hosting Photoville LA, a huge outdoor extravaganza with more than 55 exhibits showcasing world-class photography, plus video projections, workshops, nighttime discussions and family-friendly activities.
Photoville is the brainchild of United Photo Industries (UPI), co-founded by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos in Brooklyn, where the Photoville festival has hosted thousands of photographers and photography fans for nine days every fall for the last eight years.

Annenberg Space for Photography Presents Photoville LA will run for two weekends April 26-28 and May 2-5, 2019. It is open to all ages and is free of charge. Parking rates vary depending on the time and day but will always be under $5.00.

As they've done with Photoville's original location in picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park, the UPI team will transform Century Park (adjacent to the Photo Space in Century City) into an immersive photography village, including multiple galleries made from repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and photographic banner installations.

Photoville LA's exhibits will focus on the power of visual storytelling, showcasing images from across California, the country, and around the world. The festival gives photographers and photographic organizations the unparalleled opportunity for thousands of people - from the general public to industry professionals - to discover their work. It will also give Southern Californians a spectacular place to see, listen, and learn about photography. The festival also offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink in the beautiful backyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography - where visitors will find Photoville LA's famous community beer garden. Smorgasburg LA, known for its craft and unique style, will bring over 20 local food vendors to Century Park for the very first time on Saturday, April 27, and will feature a limited number of vendors on other days.

Working with more than 60 programming partners, Annenberg Space for Photography Presents Photoville LA will feature groundbreaking work by more than 200 visual artists - including a retrospective of the work of internationally-renowned war photojournalist Lynsey Addario, acclaimed Mexican-American photographer Estevan Oriol's lowriders, and for the first time in Los Angeles, East Side Stories, by photographer/social commentator Joseph Rodriguez.

Additional exhibits include California Sunday Magazine's At Home In the American West; the Los Angeles Times' Photography Department's California Calamities; For Freedoms artists David O. Alekhuogie, Muna Malik, Fumi Ishino, and Cassils, Las Fotos Project, Los Angeles Center for Photography, and the premiere of Brian L. Franks' Forced Displacement Across California.

In addition, the festival will offer exhibits featuring The New York Times, United Nations OCHA, Two Bit Circus, and nighttime programs featuring National Geographic, ESPN, the Los Angeles Times, among others. There will also be demonstrations and workshops by Leica Camera and Adobe Creative, plus an education day for hundreds of Los Angeles middle- and high-school students, panel discussions and talks, family-friendly photo activities, and curated tours.

I'm thrilled to kick off the Annenberg Space for Photography's 10th anniversary with Photoville LA, said Annenberg Foundation Chairman, President, and CEO Wallis Annenberg. When we opened our doors in Century City a decade ago, it was my hope that this would become the premier venue for photography in Los Angeles. And so it has. This is the place where world-class photographers and photography fans alike can gather and share their love for what is my own favorite art form. And now Photoville LA is the perfect expression of our goal bringing people together to celebrate this art that is for everyone.

In fact, immersion and interactivity are at the heart of Photoville's success and popularity, and have made it the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville NY welcomes more than 90,000 visitors over the course of its run each year, providing participating photographers with an unparalleled opportunity to have their work seen. No other museum, gallery, or festival presents work by such a wide range of photographic artists and photojournalists to so many people in so little time - for free.

United Photo Industries is proud to bring the wondrous photo spirit and the extraordinary partners we have cultivated over the last eight years to the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, said Laura Roumanos, co-founder of UPI. We are excited to celebrate their 10th anniversary, to celebrate the photo community of Los Angeles, and to be able to introduce talented artists from around the globe. This is a unique opportunity for us to discover a whole new group of local photographers, while also making these powerful visual stories from a diverse group of artists and organizations accessible to all Angelenos.

UPI and the Annenberg Space for Photography will announce additional programming and partners as Photoville LA approaches. For more information, visit www.photoville.la.

The hours of operation are as follows

Friday, April 26th
6pm -10pm
Exhibitions, Evening Programming featuring CONTACT HIGH photographers and artists & Smorgasburg
Beer Garden open

Saturday, April 27th
Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops, Evening Programming with National Geographic, and Large Smorgasburg Fair

Sunday, April 28th
Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops & Smorgasburg Beer Garden open

Thursday, May 2nd
Exhibitions and Smorgasburg Beer

Garden open
Friday, May 3rd
Exhibitions, Night Time Programming with Los Angeles Times & Smorgasburg Beer Garden open

Saturday, May 4th
Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops, Evening Programming with ESPN celebrating 10 years of the Body Issue & Smorgasburg Beer Garden open

Sunday, May 5th
Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops & Smorgasburg Beer

Garden open

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