Monday, May 11, 2009

Annenberg Space for Photography

On Friday we were invited to a book signing by Angel City Press at the new Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. I used to work in the building next door and haven't been back in five years, so I was interested in seeing the space where the Shubert Theater used to be. It's a beautiful new park area with restaurants and walkways, the new CAA building and the Annenberg. I must say, it's a great layout and the new buildings are impressive. We arrived at twilight time, when the light was perfect.

Back of CAA Building, View North to S.M. Blvd.

The book being signed was "Dreamers in Dream City" by Harry Brant Chandler. There are various photos of movers and shakers in Los Angeles, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and more. Mayor Tony was there as well as Music Center Founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson. I'm sure there were many more dignitaries there that I just didn't recognize.

Harry B. Chandler and Antonio Villaraigosa

The Space for Photography itself, was the star for me. The building is small, but a perfect size for lectures, exhibits and parties like this one. The building sits in the plaza between the CAA building and the Century Plaza Towers. The inaugural exhibit of the Space is called "L8S ANG3LES", a collection of work from eleven celebrated LA photographers. There are many very cool architectural highlights of this building...definitely worth a visit!

ceiling shaped like camera aperture

Angel City Press Publisher, Paddy Calistro introduced me to Kevin Roderick of L.A. Observed. We've e-talked many times over the years, so it was nice to finally meet.

Catering by the chef at the Culver Hotel was faboo.

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At 4:12 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very interesting place to see. Thanks for the review!


At 5:25 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Oooh! One of these days, I HAVE to go visit. One of my coworkers went during lunch (since, after all, I do work in an adjoining building!) and said it was pretty impressive. Having seen your review, I'm even more inclined to make the effort... (We both know how that's going to work out, don't we?!)


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