THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL
LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION
January 17 - 21, 2013
Written & Photographed by Marsin Mogielski
Henri van Noordenburg
Focusing on the global shift between rural versus urban and questions assimilation, Henri van Noordenburg's art practice is about capturing the diaspora and the relationship between human beings and their environment.
Jamie Johnson features a new series of tattooed children. Johnson collaborated with a Hollywood special effects make-up artist to bring her vision to life. The images represent young tattooed rebels and the possible direction that the world might be heading towards.
For those living in Los Angeles, the Hollywood culture permeates our lives more than we care to admit. Dinner parties are places to dissect recent movies, friends share star sightings and gossip about reality TV, and after spending so much time in movie theaters or screening rooms, we begin to see the world as if our eyes were our own personal movie cameras, making daily activities into cinematic imaginings. Her series, Talking in L.A, was created while hiking in areas that hug the Hollywood sign, her adventures into nature started taking on a cinematic interpretation, with subtitles provided by passing hikers.
A native Chicagoan, Nancy Baron has lived in Los Angeles and Palm Springs for many years. A background in documentary film making led to her interest in the still documentary. An urban explorer, photography allows her to document her sociological discoveries and never have to say, ”You had to be there.” Nancy embraces both the film and the digital worlds.
Talking in L.A. is a series of images captured in Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles. The canyons are the rare destinations in L.A. where people enjoy walking and chatting, either with a friend or with strangers met on the path, as occurs in Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London. Much like connectedness in L.A.’s one-person-per-car-culture, the social vibrancy of canyon hiking culture is not apparent in these images.
Jay Mark Johnson