There is a new photo only venue in Highland Park called The Photo Gallery. It’s launching a new little group show on July 25, which will be on view through August 7.
CAFAM and the Farhang Foundation are holding an open call from now through September 21 for photography and video works relating to the Iranian experience. This is all for a show that will be on view next year from January 25 through May 3.
A big story over the weekend was a New York Times Magazine cover story titled The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave. The article is a fairly quick read about the culture of Boomerang Kids, a post-collegiate bunch who moved back home after school with loads of debt. They are portrayed as smart, economically challenged individuals cast in a trying time period. The photos of them are great too and you certainly shouldn’t be surprised by who shot them: local Damon Casarez was the guy who captured this American sub-culture.
This is great: The Guardian has photos from Dennis Hopper’s 1960s that are very, very great. They travel all over and showcase the Los Angeles art scene at the time.
Last week’s Photo L.A.S. may have been the best one yet. All the stories were funny and inspiring and everyone who came out of the event left jazzed. It was a great little mixer of people too, which is the whole idea behind the series. If you want an afternoon laugh, tune into the podcast of April’s L.A.S..