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Patricia Lanza Guest
Patricia Lanza

Annenberg Space for Photography

Director of Talent and Content at the Annenberg Space for Photography

FROM Patricia Lanza

Design and Architecture

Leica, Salgado, Newton and the Art of Photography Venerable camera company Leica unveiled last week its new Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles. The new store will  offer its "Akademie" of photography workshops  that include technical instruction and walkabouts in the neighborhood learning how to shoot. In an era where millions of people are able to snap an image and post it on Instagram or the even more evanescent Snapchat, traditional cameras are falling to the wayside to make room for the versatile and compact smart phone cameras.  But becoming a great photographer on the other hand--there isn't an app for that. DnA spoke to James Agnew, the manager of the Leica Store about spreading enthusiasm for the art of photography. There are two photographers with shows in L.A. that reveal the skill required of professional photographers despite the prevalence of apps and photo editing software. One of them is  Sebastião Salgado , the Brazilian photographer who worked as an economist before picking up a camera and creating extraordinary images -- among them the series Workers and Migrations and Portraits -- that depict economic injustice with a force that confirms the notion that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Peter Fetterman , has unveiled a show of Salgado's Genesis project, a collection of images of people, animals and nature that have been as yet untouched by the forces of industrialization.  The other is the late Helmut Newton,  who specialized in high contrast, black and white photography that dramatized humanity in his own, disarming way.  0 0 1 90 515 UCLA 4 1 604 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Cambria;} But now, say his admirers, his work has stood the test of time, not only for its genuine eroticism and unique storytelling voice, but for its technical mastery in terms of composition and use of light. Hear more about Newton's work and his mark on the history of photography as well as social history, from  Patricia Lanza , director of talent and content at the Annenberg Space for Photography, and  David Fahey , Newton's longtime friend and dealer.

17 MIN, 16 SEC Jul 02, 2013



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