The Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) opens their new Hollywood location this weekend with a group exhibition. The LACP is a non-profit practical photography school that offers free events, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions, contests, teen programming, classes, and various other opportunities for Los Angeles-based photographers of all ages and stylistic influences. This first annual members exhibition is open to the public and features 49 images by 49 members of the LACP; it also includes music, food, and cocktails in celebration of the new and exciting space. “Transforming into a non-profit will allow [the LAPC] to fully realize our vision as a true center of photography,” says executive director Julia Dean. “It will enable LACP to create even more opportunities to benefit aspiring, emerging, and professional photographers in Los Angeles.”
The work of various photographers, including Donna Stellini, Andrea Troyer, and Leland Ettinger, will be shown at the exhibit opening. A photo selected from Ettinger's series Boulevard of Broken Dreams features none other than LAmag's own style editor Linda Immediato. Ettinger and Immediato collaborated in 2013 on a joint voyeuristic venture to scope out and photograph the L.A style scene in a project entitled Night Vision for LAmag’s style blog, The Clutch. The grand opening of the LAPC will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 7 to 11 pm.