The L.A. Project debuts its first annual public art event, Projecting L.A., in DTLA, featuring the work of 35 renowned and emerging photographers to celebrate the photographic community and diverse stories that make up the streets of Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
The first public photography installation of its kind in the city, Projecting L.A. gathers the work of 35 street, documentary and news photographers, including Pulitzer Prize Winner Ringo Chiu
, Los Angeles Times
photojournalists Francine Orr and Jason Armond
, legendary L.A. photographers Estevan Oriol
and Ted Soqui
, Los Angeles Center of Photography founder Julia Dean
, and Emmy Award winner Daniel Sackheim
These photographs will be projected onto a three story building, creating a rich and diverse visual experience of L.A.’s stories from the streets. These include everything from projects documenting hospitals during the height of the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, California wildfires, amongst many others that make up the cultural fabric of Los Angeles.
This first annual event, designed to inspire and educate, will launch in a downtown parking lot-turned-theater. In addition to the main event, The L.A. Project is providing food trucks, high top tables, and limited feature style seating.
As a way to give back to the city they love, The L.A. Project photographers plan to donate a selection of their work to the Los Angeles Central Library, adding to its already impressive photographic collection.
The LA Project is pleased to announce a collaboration with the esteemed Leica Akademie of America, on a five-day street photography workshop, led by The L.A. Project director, Julia Dean.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
713 N. Hill Street in DTLA’s Chinatown
For more information about the event, please visit Eventbrite here
Monday-Friday, Oct. 17-21, 10 AM-6 PM
Location: Leica Store and Gallery
8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
For more information about the workshop, please visit here
About The L.A. Project
The L.A. Project, is a group comprised of emerging and professional photographers whose mission is to tell the real story of L.A.’s streets and to do so in innovative ways
Julia Dean, Founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography
, and its executive director for twenty-two years, began The L.A. Project in 2021. A native Nebraskan, Julia has long sought to create a special project where love for her adopted L.A., and her passion for documentary photography can be shared on a grander scale.