UCR/California Museum of Photography Hosts Panel for Amateur Photographers and Race Fans

(Riverside, Aug. 26, 2005) — UCR/California Museum of Photography will present "FAST FOTOS," a free photography workshop and panel discussion from 1–4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in connection with the exhibition, "FASTER: The Pomona Drags, 1960s Photographs of Pomona Drag Racing."

The UCR/California Museum of Photography is located at 3824 Main St., on the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Riverside.

Panelists include guest exhibition curator Douglas McCulloh, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Photo Editor Teresa Long, freelance motor sports photographer Ron Lewis and the museum's Curator of Digital Media Georg Burwick. The panelists will offer insights into photographing high speed subjects.

Amateur photographers and motor sports fans are encouraged to bring their own automobile racing photographs and video to the workshop where panelists will analyze the photos and provide how-to tips.

"FAST FOTOS" is presented in conjunction with "FASTER: The Pomona Drags, 1960s Photographs of Pomona Drag Racing." The exhibition examines the remarkable, head-on confrontation between two technologies that have shaped the Southern Californian psyche — cars and cameras. The program and exhibition is sponsored by The Automobile Club of Southern California.

Reservations are required due to limited space. Contact Georg Burwick, Curator of Digital Media at georg.burwick@ucr.edu for reservations. For additional information, call 951-784-FOTO.

Regular Gallery and Museum Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 for the general public and free to members, students and seniors. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. UCR/CMP offers guided educational tours to groups of 10 or more.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest affiliate of the AAA, has been serving members since 1900. the Auto Club's members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing, buying and financing programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services, highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club's web site at www.aaa.com.

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