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    Neil Leifer, Thursday, January 7 - © Unique for the Space
    Neil Leifer kicked off 2010 with our first IRIS Nights lecture of the New Year and boy did he just raise the bar!

    We had such an amazing turnout that we actually had to turn a few people away (we're SORRY!)... over 250 people filled our digital gallery AND our workshop area. Neil - always the prepared professional - was at the Space early to run through his slides and do an interview with KCAL (which they will be running on Super Bowl Sunday of course). He also took the time to chat in our Reading Room with one of our previous esteemed lecturers, David Hume Kennerly.

    David Hume Kennerly and Neil Leifer at the Photography Space

    Also in the house for Neil was recent lecturer Howard Schatz:
    Howard Schatz at Neil Leifer's Lecture

    Neil was so prepared he brought his own introduction, narrated by Alec Baldwin(!). He watched with great joy as Alec, Sly Stallone and numerous luminaries sang his praises before he even reached the podium. Neil Leifer waiting in the wings

    Once he took 'the stage' we sat rapt, listening to the master regale us with tales of how a hard-scrabble hobbyist kid (yes that's him in the picture below!)

    Neil Leifer at the Space for IRIS Nights Lecture

    ...became the youngest photographer to grab the cover of Sports Illustrated. Neil's a natural storyteller and a huge fan of his subjects...whether it's Muhammad Ali...

    Leifer's images of Ali at the Space
    ...or it's Fidel Castro!

    Leifer with Castro and Leifer

    Neil peppered his lecture with threats to reveal the score of the Texas/Alabama BCS Championship game being played in Pasadena during the lecture, but he was loudly overruled by our guests who didn't want the surprise ruined.
    Neil threatening to reveal the score

    Whether you were a sports fan, a photography buff, a history nut or an A-List photographer, Neil offered a highly entertaining evening...looking quite at home talking from our podium.

    Neil Leifer at the podium

    Afterwards, Schatz and Kennerly hung out for a while, chatting...
    Howard Schatz and David Hume Kennerly

    ...while Neil settled comfortably in for a long line of book-buying fans...for whom he signed everything...books, postcards, napkins.

    Neil Leifer, signing post-lecture
    He was so comfortable, in fact, and the audience was so appreciative, that we're going to have him come back on February 13 for a special Saturday IRIS Nights lecture -completely new, unlike his first program.

    What can we say? We love having Neil here and we're glad the feeling is mutual!
    Neil Leifer

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    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space
    On Thursday the amazing Lucy Nicholson - senior staff photographer at Reuters - graced our Space with her lilting British accent, her light-hearted sense of humor and an incredible presentation.

    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space
    From a short film about how an organization the size of Reuters shoots a big event to her own riveting photos, Lucy gave us a lot of rich content from a unique perspective to consider.
    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009  © Unique for the Space
    Seeing what goes into what we end up seeing online (around the world) was a real eye-opener. Once again we learned at the feet of a master (matrix?).

    Lucy even gave a breakdown of the elements that go into Sport photography and discussed the importance of all the different factors...very helpful!

    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space

    She also let us see some of her non-sports portfolio. Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space

    Lucy was so down-to-earth and accessible...

    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space

    Long after the Q&A was over Lucy hung around talking with lecture guests, friends and fans...

    Lucy Nicholson, December 17, 2009 © Unique for the Space

    Thank you for rounding out an amazing year of lecture Lucy!
    Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Who's Afraid of Getting Old? Not Rick Rickman or his subjects!

    © Unique for the Photo Space - Rick Rickman

    Last night Rick Rickman pulled back the veil on a "senior underground - a movement that few know about and little has been written about. It's the venue in which people over 60 are enjoying the aging experience by keeping themselves enthusiastically engaged in life itself."

    His infectious enthusiasm and personal stories about the geri-athletes he profiles were the perfect mix. Rick even brought along some of his subjects, including senior surfer Eve Fletcher - who at 83 years is still catching the waves!

    © Unique for the Photo Space - Rickman and Eve Fletcher - senior surfer

    Apparently Rick hangs ten with Eve a few mornings a week and she cuts him NO slack....

    © Unique for the Photo Space - Rickman with photo of Eve Fletcher

    She was similarly feisty in the Q&A that followed the lecture - for us she was the poster girl of the lecture.

    © Unique for the Photo Space - Rickman and Fletcher
    Rick also had on hand a couple of prize winning weight lifters named Bill Cunningham and Jane Hesselgesser whose physiques were in perfect form...and they were well past retirement age.

    © DS for the Photo Space - Rick with image of Bill and Jane
    Holy Jack LaLane!

    The list went on as did the expectation-challenging images. Senior synchronized swimmers, shot-putters and Iron Man competitors!

    © DS for the Photo Space - Senior Synchronized Swimmers

    © DS for the Photo Space - Senior Shot Putter

    Apparently one Rick's subjects, Sister Madonna Buder (not pictured here) finished Iron Man (26 mile run 10 mile swim and 100 mile bike tournament) 22 TIMES - once with broken ribs, elbow and shoulder!

    Just when we thought we couldn't see something new at the Photo Space - it came wrapped in the package of something old...amazing athletes with an amazing life perspectives captured by an amazing photographer.

    © Unique for the Photo Space - Rick Rickman greeting guests
    Thank you Rick Rickman.

  • /the-shot-blog/merry-printsmas

    PRINTS AVAILABLE FROM
    SPORT: Iooss & Leifer

    Iooss CatalogLeifer Catalog
    Iooss: Kelly Slater                                           Leifer: Muhammad Ali vs. Cleveland Williams

    What's the next best thing to wrapping up Muhammad Ali or Kelly Slater as a holiday gift for your sports aficionado? A limited edition and gallery quality print from the SPORT: Iooss & Leifer exhibit!

    We are now offering visually stirring prints signed by the photographers. Whether your holiday is Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or old school Solstice, you can wrap a bow around artistry and captured magic for a friend, family member or associate. Proceeds from the sale of the prints will support the future activities of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

    For details about the available prints, click on one of the images above. You will find a wide range of images from a variety of sports and eras. We are also making select monographs of the photographers' work available for purchase. Both prints and books can be purchased at the Photography Space during regular operating hours. We are not currently set up for online sales.

    Phone inquiries from interested parties are welcome. Inquiries can also be submitted by email and fax; however all final transactions must be conducted in person at the Space. To place an order please download an order form linked below, fill it out, and contact a representative at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

    Telephone 213.403.3018, fax 213.403.3100 or email goods@annenbergspaceforphotography.org

    Walter Iooss' sales order form. Neil Leifer's sales order form.

    Make this holiday one that your friends and family will never forget!

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    This past Saturday we had three great, free workshops with the folks from Blurb.com. Chad Jennings, VP of Design and founding employee at Blurb came down to the Photography Space with Blurb Marketing whiz Suzanne Caballero and shared tips, trade secrets and publishing discounts. picture-41Three classes of two hours each were held. Chad offered basic instruction on the two ways of making a book through Blurb - using their layout tool and using Adobe InDesign and uploading the layout. © Unique for the Photo Space - Chad Jennings Chad showed printed samples of different layout options...and also show on the workshop screen how to approach different formats. © Unique for the Photo Space - Chad Jennings Workshop attendees got hands-on advice an examples and also got special discount vouchers for their own future publishing efforts! © Unique for the Photo Space - Blurb Workshop Attendees The Photo Space was a perfect setting - giving arriving and departing students of all ages a chance to see our current exhibit and explore the possibilities. picture-266 We even had a special guest visit by one of our POYi IRIS Nights lecturers, the amazing photographer Colin Finlay! © Unique for the Photo Space - Chad J., Guest, Colin Finlay, Suzanne C. The Blurb folks were totally engaging and supportive. They left us a number of sample books and promised they would come back and do it again soon. We hope to see you there.

     

    Blog Tags: Photographers, Workshops

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