PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE STUDENTS OF THE Long Beach City College PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM curated by Neil France

PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE STUDENTS OF THE
Long Beach City College PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM

Neil A. France
nfrance@lbcc.edu

August 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday 11th 2010
6 -10pm Closing October 9, 2010

Phantom Galleries LA/ LONG BEACH
170 N PROMANADE
Long Beach, CA 90802
PhantomGalleriesLA.COM

Phantom Galleries LA/Long Beach is pleased to present 6X6, and Femme in Butch Clothing a dual opening at 170 N Promenade in downtown Long Beach.

Femme in Butch Clothing is a series that explores the idea of gender and gender neutrality. Photographer Davettia Hill looks at stereo types and how we affix  limitations in clothing and styles “Men ware pants, Women wear dresses”. This idea is pushed at us from the day we are born what does it mean to go beyond societies norms.

Photographers Mark Anthony, Jacqueline Arevalo, Ray Barbee, Teri Lacy, Mitch Maher and Joshua Rayburn share their own ideas on photography in a group show.
Each photographer is listening to their creative voice and responding with incredibly thoughtful and personal work. Mark Anthony looks at the free way system at night. His work isn’t so much a commentary on the system but more of a salute to the iconic symbol of what we consider our freedom. Jacqueline Arevalo’s
Portraits are an intimate look at her subjects rich in ideas and composition. They are however simple in execution. Ray Barbee’s work is more of mediation on an idea as appose to a project. One lens one camera is the year long journey that this work comes from.

Teri Lacy blends ideas of childhood, portraiture and documentary to create the work that she presents in this show. Understanding how to defend himself from the school yard bully is the mission of the subject in Ms Lacy’s project. Mitch Maher’s photographs empty room he is looking for quality, depth and the missing story in each empty room. Joshua Rayburn is trying to understand the city he lives in, “Long Beach California” by creating a compelling body of work about Long Beach California.

For further information please contact Neil A. France at 310 892 0756 or neilafrance@hotmail.com

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