The Annenberg Space For Photography
in Los Angeles presents an original exhibition of Rock & Roll
photography that shifts the focus from the subject of the photo to the
person behind the camera. The exhibition honors those who were around to
capture the staggering photos that have immortalized the most iconic
musicians in the world and today define our vision of Rock culture.
The exhibition is accompanied by three consecutive Saturday performances
in the courtyard outside of the venue. July 14th began the three weeks
of concerts with a sold out Moby show. Portugal. The Man gave an amazing
performance July 21st in a tribute show for the 40th anniversary of the
release of T.Rex’s establishing album The Slider in 1972. The
band is one of many that have been stylistically influenced by the glam
Rock British group. Raphael Saadiq & Band of Skulls will be the last
show in the series on August 4th. The bands will perform covers of Bob
Dylan that celebrate the album Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, which features covers by over 80 musicians. The events are free but require RSVP.
The photography exhibition will run until the end of October.
Born and raised near the Hollywood sign, Greg’s interest in Hollywood’s history began when he wrote The Story of Hollywoodland, a book about the neighborhood where he grew up. His connection to Hollywood goes beyond an interest in its history, though. Greg has devoted many hours to the preservation of Hollywood’s Historic District and continues to be active in the community.
Fibers of America - Cory Piehowicz artist reception Friday, Aug 3 6-9pm and opening reception Saturday, August 4 7-10pm at RIVET 1200 N. High St.
Cory Piehowicz was born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio and graduated with a film degree from Wright State University. In college he developed an interest for portrait and editorial style photography. His portraits seem to capture a realistic, rugged view of people. His photographs have a beautiful gritty feel to them. His main motivation is the historical photographs of how people use to live when the majority of people did real work and got their hands dirty. Inspired by such photographers as Weegee, Leonard Freed, Boris Mikhailov, and several unknown police and portrait photographers.
Cory collects vintage photographs, specializing in workers/workwear and vintage crime photographs. He currently works with clothing companies to photograph their projects and look books. Some of these projects allow him a chance to travel to California, where he meets up with good friends Mike and Charla Harris and venture on mining expeditions looking for old denim and clothing. While on these trips he gets document several photos of the expeditions which have been published in multiple Japanese magazines. He is working on a book of photographs from his vintage collection of worker portraits detailing the clothing the worn by workers of that time.