• /the-shot-blog/beltra-offers-first-iris-nights-lecture-water-exhibit

    Daniel Beltra kicked off the IRIS Nights Lecture series for the WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD exhibit last night with a wake-up call of a lecture.

    A very soft-spoken but decidedly NOT timid man, Daniel took us on a virtual tour through the hills of Patagonia, Alaska, the Ross Sea and the Amazon Rain Forest.

    Through the process he was able to address glaciers shrinking, ice caps melting,

    animals being threatened with extinction,


    drought,


    flooding,

    logging,

    mining,

    massive fires


    and all the other fun stuff you'd expect to hear about on a Thursday night out.

    It was pretty intense stuff - A perfect match for our current exhibit.

    Thank you, Daniel, for a great launch.

    (All photos © Unique for the Space)

  • /the-shot-blog/water-our-thirsty-world-new-exhibit-national-geographic-opens

    Yes we've reached another great moment at the Photography Space...a new exhibit in conjunction with National Geographic's special single-topic issue focuses on the world's freshwater crises.

    We also celebrated our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

    On hand to help us launch the new show and offer a hearty happy birthday were all the nice folks from National Geographic: (L-R) Sandra Postel (NG Freshwater Fellow & Director of the Global Water Policy Project), Terry Garcia (NG Executive VP, Mission Programs), William Marr (NG Director of Photography; rear) Wallis Annenberg (Annenberg Foundation Chairman of the Board, President and CEO; front), Sarah Leen (Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic magazine), Lynn Johnson (featured photographer - "The Burden of Thirst"), Jonas Benkdiksen (featured photographer, "The Big Melt"), John Stanmeyer (featured photographer, "Sacred Waters"), Chris Johns (National Geographic magazine Editor in Chief) and Dennis Dimick (National Geographic magazine Executive Editor)

    This is another shot without the photographers but with our own Pat Lanza, the Talent and Content Manager for the Space. And here's one with just Wallis and the photographers who attended.

    (L-R; John Stanmeyer, Wallis Annenberg, Lynn Johnson, Jonas Bendiksen)

    What is the show like? It's intense.

    The print show mirrors the NatGeo issue, covering six major themes - The Big Melt, California's Pipe Dream, The Burden of Thirst, Parting the Waters, Silent Streams, and Sacred Waters.

    At a small cocktail party/reception we hosted a few hundred people who took in the images - some beautiful and some tragic - before gathering in the digital gallery to hear a few words and watch the digital feature. Among the guests were previous exhibitors in the Space like

    Laurence Ho (L8S ANG3LES Exhibit),

    ...and Lauren Greenfield (L8S ANG3LES Exhibit)

    ...not to mention a number of our lecturers like Juergen Nogai (with his lovely wife Jeannie)

    ...Gerd Ludwig who is also actually an exhibitor in the current show. (here with Chris Johns of NatGeo)

    ...Rick Rickman (seen here with some party crasher).

    ...and Douglas Kirkland's divine wife Francois!

    We were also graced by the new Director of MOCA, artworld emprassario Jeffrey Deitch!

    Once inside the Digital Gallery,

    we were treated to a small introduction by

    Leonard Aube (Annenberg Foundation Executive Director)

    ...and then some lovely words from Lauren Greenfield who heralded our first year, revealed that her first job was as a NatGeo intern, and brought Wallis to the podium.

    ...then Wallis introduced NatGeo Editor in Chief Chris Johns, who

    ...wait for it...wait for it...

    ...introduced the show!

    You can watch it online by clicking the image above, but if you really want the full experience, I think our 7'x14' screens are a better way to see it. So come down to the Space, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am-6pm (Except Thursdays when we close at 5pm to prepare for the lecture).

    And take a look at the upcoming lectures to make sure you don't miss any speakers in this vital series about Our Thirsty World!

    (all images © Angela Weiss for the Space)

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