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    Musician, author, photographer and previous Iris Nights lecturer Henry Rollins returns to the Annenberg Space for Photography this Saturday to kick off our Meet & Greet series. This brand new program will allow visitors to interact with photographers, photo editors and other guests at Skylight Studios, our recently opened multi-media venue located directly across from the Space for Photography. Unlike the Iris Nights lectures, the format for each Meet & Greet event will vary by photographer but no matter the format, attendees will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the featured guest.

  • /the-shot-blog/watch-our-new-iris-nights-video

    Over the last four years, we've had close to 200 amazing lecturers participate in Iris Nights. Most of those lectures are available to watch on our website - for free! We've just completed a brand new highlights reel (if you will) of just some of the countless absorbing moments we've captured during these talks. Click "Read More" to watch the video. Iris Nights - the compelling stories behind the remarkable images!

  • /the-shot-blog/henry-rollins-ed-colver-image-one-those-bookmarks-great-text-independent-music
    © Edward Colver, Henry Rollins, outtake for Black Flag's Damaged album, Los Angeles, California, 1981

    By Henry Rollins

    Ed Colver’s photo of me hitting the mirror has become one of those bookmarks in the great text of independent music. As far as a photo being used on the cover of Black Flag’s first full studio album, Damaged, I am glad it was Ed who took the shot. His integrity and dedication to his work matched ours - It was a perfect fit. Ed captured images from the Southern California Hardcore scene like no one else. If it were not for him, a lot of that history would be nothing but mere tall tales. Ed and I have a very rare relationship. Even though there were other people in the room when that photo was taken, in the shot itself, it was just Ed and myself.

    See Ed Colver's other images in Who Shot Rock & Roll, currently showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography through October 21, 2012. To learn more about the photographer and his work visit his official website.

  • /the-shot-blog/henry-rollins-rocks-iris-nights

    It was an honor to have Henry Rollins take part in IRIS Nights last night. Rollins spoke about his travels around the globe and the photographs he took of the different people and cultures during those trips. The Photography Space was packed - standing room only! One of those in the crowd was featured photographer, Ed Colver, whose photo of Rollins greets visitors as on an oversized layover on the front door of our building.

    Rollins, Colver, and his giant image of the rocker on the door in the same place at the same time? That's a rare moment so there was only one thing we could do: post-lecture, we had Rollins and Colver pose in front of the door and we got the cool shot above!

    We'll have Rollins' lecture on our site soon and Colver himself will take the IRIS Nights stage in September.

    Photo by Unique Nicole for the Space.