(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2006) — A photographic reflection of life in South Central Los Angeles during the past 70 years will be exhibited in Los Angeles next month. Using vintage black and white photographs, in addition to contemporary color photographs commissioned from seven prominent African-American photographers, the exhibition presents an insightful and at times surprising picture of the community.
The watershed exhibition, to be shown at the California African American Museum, is called, “Intersections of South Central: People and Places in Historic and Contemporary Photography” will open on Nov.16 and continue through March 4, 2007. The museum is at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park. The exhibition is sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California, www.AAA.com.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Free admission. Parking, $6. Handicap accessible. For more information, call the museum at 213-744-7432, or visit caamuseum.org.
Commissioned photographers include: Executive Director, Minority Photo/Journalism Institute Haywood Galbreath; Artist Frank Jackson who specializes in black and white images; Kim Johnson Flodin, Photo Editor, Associated Press–Los Angeles Bureau; San Jose Mercury News Photo Editor Akili Ramsess; Bruce Talamon, only photojournalist allowed to tour with Reggae legend Bob Marley and unit photographer for dozens of movies; Lester Sloan, owner, Lester Sloan Media Group, former Newsweek photographer and D. Stevens, an award-winning photojournalist and also a still photographer for major motion pictures.
The black and white vintage location photographs were culled from the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives, the Los Angeles Unified School District photo collection, the Harry Adams Jr. Collection at Cal State Northridge and the Huntington Library.