On Saturday, October 2 at 5:00PM PST, the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) will host its annual Fundraising Gala and Auction 2021, this year titled “The Year of Gratitude and Hope.”
Mona Kuhn is the honoree of the 2021 Stieglitz Award, which will be presented to her by LACMA’s Curator of Photography Rebecca Morse. This award was created by LACP to honor an extremely accomplished member of the photographic community – someone who continually gives back to the community, to emerging photographers, to students, and to LACP.
The virtual event will take place in an exciting online environment hosted by actor Ben Giroux and will include presentations by LACP members, artists and special guests – including actor and photographer Norman Reedus.
For more than 22 years LACP has strived to build a community of dedicated photographers while nurturing the importance of photography as an art form by providing classes, workshops, exhibitions, portfolio reviews, mentorships, lectures and events for photographers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Until the pandemic hit, LACP also offered free weekly after-school classes focused on underserved youth through the LA County Boys & Girls Clubs.
Among the more than 140 notable artists and institutions who’ve donated to this year’s auction are: Jane Fulton Alt, Jeff Bridges, Keith Carter, Tom Chambers, Fran Forman, Greg Gorman, Pamela Hanson, Michael Kenna, Sheila Metzner, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, the Ruth Orkin Foundation, Norman Reedus, the Herb Ritts Foundation, Rose Gallery, Josephine Sacabo, Norman Seeff, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Aline Smithson, Art Streiber, Ellen Von Unwerth, and many, many more!
LACP will also be auctioning several noteworthy experiences via Charity Buzz from September 20 – October 5.
An exhibition of Mona Kuhn’s work and auction photographs are on view at LACP’s Culver City Gallery until October 7th, 2021.
LACP’s sponsors: LA Art Show, Bill Bloomfield, Brandon Gannon, Evan Siegel, Ian Stewart, Lance Tendler, Victoria Pynchon, Matthew Rolston, Mona Kuhn, Art Streiber, Mitch Dobrowner, Victoria Burns, Bill Bloomfield, and The Shulman Family Foundation
In Kind Sponsors: Peramo Anniversario and Perrier®, Media Sponsors: Lenscratch, Fabrik Media, Freestyle, F-Stop, APA and VC Projects
This year’s host committee: Angela Janklow & Jeff Stein, Anne Crawford & Dudley DeZonia, Dana Brockman, Donald De Line, Eric Buterbaugh, Jared Harris & Allegra Riggio, Lisa Edelstein & Robert Russell, Rose Apodaca, and Rufus Wainwright.
the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s 6th Annual Fundraising Gala & Auction
5566 W. Washington Blvd.. • Los Angeles, CA 90016, United States of America
October 02, 2021 to October 03, 2021