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Annenberg Space for Photography
This new gallery celebrates the human condition as seen through the lens of some of the world’s most renowned photographers. Their mission is "to inform and inspire the public by connecting photographers, social consciousness, and the human experience through powerful imagery and stories".
"The World. In High Resolution" is the current show and can be seen through 1st November 2009.
Annenberg Space for Photography, Century Plaza, 2000 Ave. of the Stars, Century City, CA 90067
213-403-3000 / Wed-Sun: 11am - 6pm /

Paul Outerbridge exhibit

An exhibit of photographs called "Command Performance" by Outerbridge (1896-1958)
are on display at The Getty Center until 9th August 2009. Outerbridge was interested in making beautiful prints and started working in color in the 1930s and made labor-intensive carbo prints.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles / Tues-Sun opens at 10am /

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Vintage series of Art on a Card
This is the first of a series of cards from my collection of vintage snapshot photographs. The images are by anonymous picture-takers with a good eye! They are designed to be greeting cards and/or framed as art work.

I'm making archival pigment prints on Japanese Washi paper and using gold photo corners as supplies last.
The Italian thick cotton paper has deckled edges. The folded square cards measure 4.75 inches and are blank inside and come with matching envelopes. The trio of cards are packaged together in a gold gift enclosure and can be ordered and purchased by clicking here on

Dreamy Day at the Lake
A Road to Somewhere
All Covered in Snow

P H O T O - P O W E R
A photograph leads to an adventure
I just love how a photograph can tell a story and give us a sense of the past. To me, it's particularly fun when photographs give us a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. I learnt that my great grandparents and their five children lived in a home in Manchester, England, for sixteen years. They had moved from place to place in Manchester until they found this home where they finally settled. There was a photograph of the interesting house called "Edale" on Victoria Road but no house number was noted. Family portraits and a wedding group had been taken outside the front door of Edale. I was fascinated and intrigued. So when we were planning a trip to England, I hoped we would be able to find Edale or at least the street where it had been standing.

On a rainy day in Manchester in 2007, we found Victoria Road and drove past a row of homes made or red brick which all looked alike and all looked like Edale. They were still standing! With a scanned image of the old photo of Edale in hand, we walked back down the street looking at the details of the windows and doorway. The very last house was a match. Confirming that we'd found the right place, there was EDALE carved on the gatepost.
As we rang the doorbell, I recognized the decorative porch with colorful tilework and stained glass in the front door from the family photos. A real estate company was leasing the building for offices. Once we explained my Mum's grandparents used to live there and that her parents lived there when they first got married, we were invited in for a tour of the all the rooms. So much more than we could ever have expected to happen!

It was amazing to be in this unique house which our relatives had called home from 1908 to 1924. The original details were still intact. What a memorable adventure! How happy I am that someone in the family thought to take a photograph of their home and that it's survived to bring the story of my family's past into the present.
L I N K S to hear a thoughtful talk by elizabeth gilbert about creativity
: history of polaroid film summer photo workshops in santa fe for creative arrangements of succulents by Trey Ellett to search archives of "This I Believe" essays submitted to NPR see the new space in los angeles dedicated to photography

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