The Annenberg Space for Photography

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The Annenberg Space for Photography
SKYGLOW event at The Annenberg Photo Space in Los Angeles.jpg
SKYGLOW event at The Annenberg Photo Space in Los Angeles
EstablishedMarch  2009 (2009-03)[1]
DissolvedJune 2020 (2020-06)
Location2000 Avenue of the Stars Ste 10, Century City, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4718[1]
Coordinates34°02′52″N 118°25′14″W / 34.0478861°N 118.4204968°W / 34.0478861; -118.4204968Coordinates: 34°02′52″N 118°25′14″W / 34.0478861°N 118.4204968°W / 34.0478861; -118.4204968
TypeExhibition space, past exhibits remain online
DirectorKatie Hollander[2][3]
Websitewww.annenbergphotospace.org

The Annenberg Space for Photography was an exhibition space in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles' Westside. Founded in March 2009, it was dedicated to displaying photographic works, ranging from artistic to journalistic, using both traditional photographic prints and modern digital techniques.[4]

The goal, according to project creator Wallis Annenberg was to encourage visitors to see the world in a new way and gain understanding of the human condition through the eyes of gifted photographers.[5] As part of the Walls: Defend, Divide, and the Divine[6] exhibition running from October 5th 2019 to December 29th 2019, was Light the Barricades, an interactive public art installation by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves.[7] The goal of the installation was to encourage viewers to contemplate the inner obstructions that are preventing them from reaching their goals and being their authentic selves. Compound of three walls, as described by Chang herself, each one “shines a light on a particular emotional barrier—resentment, judgement, doubt. On one side of the wall there was a fable that illuminates that topic…on the other side of the wall were three stools where people can sit down and contemplate a particular question related to the topic.”[8]

Tenth anniversary event[edit]

On April 25th 2019, to celebrate its 10th anniversary The Annenberg Space for Photography hosted a celebration featuring the opening of two separate photography exhibitions, Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip Hop in conjunction with the west coast debut of Photoville, NYC's largest photography festival.[9][10]

Closure[edit]

On June 8, 2020, founder Wallis Annenberg announced that The Annenberg Space for Photography would not reopen following its temporary closure as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. Exhibits posted on the website would continue to be available.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annenberg Space for Photography | Annenberg Foundation". annenberg.org. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "People | Annenberg Foundation". annenberg.org. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "See animal portraits of endangered and extinct species at National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition". Daily News. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Annenberg Space for Photography". KCET. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Annenberg Space for Photography". PhotoWings. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine". Annenberg Space for Photography. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Light the Barricades". Annenberg Space for Photography. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Light the Barricades: Candy Chang and James A. Reeves, retrieved November 25, 2019
  9. ^ Sedacca, Matthew (April 23, 2019). "Photoville Is Coming to Los Angeles" – via NYTimes.com.
  10. ^ Vankin, Deborah. "Photoville L.A.: Another New York art event heads west". latimes.com.
  11. ^ "The Annenberg Space for Photography to Permanently Close". NBC Los Angeles. Retrieved June 9, 2020.