For the third year, Giorgio Armani is sponsoring Paris Photo, which is being held this weekend in Los Angeles for the first time, at Paramount Studios. At the fair, the brand has installed the “ACQUA #3” exhibition, a collection of unpublished photographs taken by the photographer Jim Goldberg in Haiti. Gold is a professor of Art at the California College of the Arts* and a member of Magnum Photos.
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Allison Byers
Todd Hido is not your average photographer. The art photos he does have a life of their own. Hido uses his still camera like a movie camera but he only keeps the one scene that defines the entire “movie”. His work is a reflection of the lost “American Dream” that left with the 50’s with an emphasis on the alienation and fracturing of suburban America. His is the stuff of noir films and pulp fiction.
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Allison Byers
The NYU-educated photographer, who recently moved to San Francisco to pursue her MFA in Photography and MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, has been walking behind those ancient walls for over a year now, with just her Mamiya RB67 medium-format film camera in hand.
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers
A National Guard facility. A professional boxing venue. A Star Wars shooting location. And now, most recently, a massive online fetish porn factory. The San Francisco Armory has a history befitting its Moorish, lost-in-time exterior. It’s also the backdrop of photographer Elizabeth Moran’s porn-sans-porn photo project, The Armory.
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Matthew Harrison Tedford
Amanda Marsalis's (Photography 2001) photographs appear regularly on glossy pages across international newsstands. She shoots both editorial and advertising photography, and her clients have included Apple, FedEx, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and many other household names.
It is global in reach, but she describes her style as Californian, owing much to her home state.
Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 by Clay Walsh
First place: "Making a 16-foot-Long Book," by Jocelyn Chang, Graphic Design
Congratulations to all the student finalists in CCA’s third annual R.A.W. Photo (real artists @ work) contest, which featured the theme “I Belong at CCA.”
Contestants were challenged to submit images that depict a project, moment, mood, or other quality of CCA life taken from a student perspective. As expected, the results were as varying as the students themselves!
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Allison Byers
Although a photographer’s process is integral to his/her work, it is often a carefully guarded secret. Most photographers tend to keep the development of their work to themselves, sometimes choosing to seek counsel only from a small circle of trusted friends.
It comes as a surprise, then, to find Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s reworked sketches, videos and maquettes of his groundbreaking books openly shared online.
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by Allison Byers
Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s in-depth collaborations with marginalized subjects have had a lasting influence on visual artist Hank Willis Thomas.
“He was the first person who I got to know as a student, who was working with photography and text,” says Thomas, who studied with Goldberg at the California College of the Arts in Oakland.
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
Hardcover, 264 pages, $70
The artistic collaboration between Larry Sultan (1946-2009), longtime member of CCA's Photography faculty, and Mike Mandel began in 1972. Over 30 years they created 20 photographic projects, including the landmark book Evidence; exhibitions; the film JPL; three public commissions; and 12 billboard series displayed throughout California and the continental U.S. They evolved a seemingly authorless style; most of their works adapted found imagery from archives or from popular media, neutralizing the intended commercial or documentary content by uncovering and emphasizing the inherent banality. This substantial overview surveys Sultan and Mandel's three-decade collaboration. Five critical essays provide valuable insights.
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook
Brittany Luby (with friend Chhat Chea in the CCA photo booth) and Larissa Erin Greer
The following speeches were delivered by CCA students at the spring 2012 commencement ceremony.
While I am proud to have been chosen to speak to my graduating class, I had to ask myself, What qualifies me to address my own peers, the very people who spent entire nights in the studio alongside myself? What advice could I possibly bestow upon those with whom I have been growing and learning in concert . . . other than "Ginger is good for settling an upset stomach, and always drink water."
I'm not quite sure, and hopefully by the end of this something pithy yet insightful will have fallen out of my being here. But for now, I think I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the last four years and congratulate my classmates on following through to the end.
This is for everyone who slept in their studio. For those who took poorly paying freelance jobs only to empty their bank accounts again the next day in the name of art. This is for my friends who took two buses and a train five days a week to get to their six classes and two jobs (you know who you are); for those who left home without looking back to fearlessly take charge of their own destiny. You are the reason that I keep going, keep making, keep thriving.