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    Aug 2001
    SF Bay Area

    West Coast Photography

    There is currently a very fine exhibition of photography at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen. It is "Perceptions: Bay Area Photography, 1945-1960" and is a tribute to the original exhibition "Perceptions" which opened at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1954.

    The current LAVC exhibit opened on February 22 with a discussion by Dody Weston Thompson before a standing room only lecture hall audience. Dody was the organizing force behind the 1954 exhibit which later went on tour and featured some familiar names in the photography community: Edward & Brett Weston, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Dorthea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Morley Baer, Minor White and other luminaries.

    As the youngest participant in the original exhibit, at the age of thirteen, I am one of the few remaining of the original group of 46 photographers. The current exhibition is beautifully presented and will be on view until March 30. Be sure to check gallery hours.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    West Coast Photography

    Thank you for the 'heads up" Merg. I'll certainly try to get down there. It sounds like an interesting exhibition!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Kirk Gittings's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico

    West Coast Photography

    Wish I could be there. It sounds wonderful. You are a great link to the historic origins of our genre and we are grateful for your participation in this forum. Hope you are doing well.

    at age 70:
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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    Moderator Ralph Barker's Avatar
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    Sep 1998
    Rio Rancho, NM

    West Coast Photography

    Thanks, Merg. Sounds like a must-see for those in or near SoCal, and a worthy excursion for those attending the Silver Conference. Unfortunately, I'll be stuck in Rio Rancho (at least it's better than Lodi ;-) ).

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