Upcoming public presentations:

LECTURE:   Magnificent Mentors:  Luminaries of photographic education and their extraordinary students

ONLINE EVENT HOST:  Photographic Arts Council of Los Angeles (PAC LA)

WHEN:  Friday October 30, 2020 at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  Free but registration required via Eventbrite. (Donations appreciated from non-PAC LA Members.)



Magnificent Mentors:  Luminaries of photographic education and their extraordinary students
A compliment. A constructive critique. Encouragement. Insight. These are the gifts of a mentor; a teacher extraordinaire who is generous with their time and knowledge, and is considerate of who you are and what you’re trying to say or accomplish. The photo history presentation Magnificent Mentors will showcase a handful of the more extraordinary photographers in the U.S. who fostered the careers of some of the most recognized photographers today, historic to contemporary. In the course of this beautifully illustrated lecture, certified photography appraiser & photo historian Jennifer Stoots will examine the philosophy and practice of several photo luminaries and the programs they orchestrated, as well as explore the paths of student success.
Magnificent Mentors will focus on the instructors and curriculum at the Clarence H. White School of Photography, Alexey Brodovitch’s “Design Laboratory,” The New York Photo League, and The New Bauhaus, along with brief overviews of the photo programs CalArts & CCA, the San Francisco Institute of Fine Arts, UCLA, UNM and Yale University. Noteworthy alum will include:  Diane Arbus, Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon, Uta Barth, Dawoud Bey, Margaret Bourke-White, Anton Bruehl, Lois Conner, Robert Frank, Myra Greene, Hiro, An-My Lê, Patrick Nagatani, Catherine Opie, Irving Penn, Ruth Orkin, Doris Ulmann, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Will Wilson, and Max Yavno, among many many others.
“Magnificent Mentors” was made possible by the generous support of the Griffin Museum of Photography and PAC LA.

Jennifer Stoots