Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 Photo Programs Are on the Horizon

Greetings Photo Fans, and Happy New Year! Hard to believe that we're already halfway through January, but that's ok because it means we're that much closer to presenting our first program of the year.

A City of Fakes: A History of Themed Environments in Los Angeles 

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:00pm. Central Library, Taper Auditorium

Most cities build monuments out of stone, Los Angeles builds them out of fantasies.  From backlots to theme parks, L.A. has long been a city of imaginary worlds.  There are Mayan temples that show movies, cruise liners that bottle Coca-Cola, and Babylonian palaces that manufacture tires.  Join Zed Adams and Eric Lynxwiler on a tour of faux reality, as they chronicle the history of one of L.A.'s most distinctive contributions to 20th century architecture and design: the themed environment.  Drawing upon the photo collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, they guide you through the history of Angelenos living, working, and playing in a city of fakes. 

Presented by the LAPL Photo Collection and sponsored by Photo Friends. Free and open to the public. Reservations not required.

Additional information can be found here. 

We're still working on the details, but Eric Lynxwiler will be returning in April to talk about the LAPL Turnabout Theater collection, and we're really excited for a March program featuring former photographers from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner newspaper.