Early fireworks last Sunday at the Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards. I was honored to receive two first place trophies for Feature Photo and Photo Essay, placing 2nd for Photojournalist of the Year. My High & Dry partner Christopher Langley placed 3rd for Environmental Reporting, all for work on KCET's Artbound.
Highlights included a Lifetime Achievement Award for legendary sports journalist Jim Hill (introduced by Magic Johnson), and an incisive speech by Public Service Award honoree Henry Winkler on journalism's essential role in our "already great" country.
61st Annual SoCal Journalism Awards at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles
Shana Nys Dambrot won for her LA Weekly Profile on Viggo Mortensen
The busy weekend also included the Blind Courier opening, curated by Hilary Baker and Lauren Kasmer at the Brand Library in Glendale, California. The stunning show features eleven of my pinhole images on view thru August 23. Fancy art critic Shana Nys Dambrot leads an artist walk-thru on August 11, 2-4pm.
The same evening, The Vision Board opened with great fanfare at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, California. My first mixed-media piece is on view thru August 24 alongside outstanding works by an impressive line-up of L.A. art luminaries. A "champagne and cookies" walk thru with curator Elizabeth Valdez is planned for August 10, 12-2pm. 🍪🍾
The Vision Board Show / The Dream of Sustainability - thru August 24
What's next? I'll be exhibiting new work at three venues in Estonia! Curated by Juri Koll, Edge to Edge will travel to the Tartu Graphic Festival, the Pärnu IN Graphics Festival, and Fahle Gallery in Tallinn between July 22-August 30 (see link for details). And Electric Kool-Aid Banana, curated by Britt Ehringer and Marischa Slusarski, brings a psychedelic blast to Merchant Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, opening August 30, 6-9pm. 💥
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