The Annenberg Space for Photography Extends Saturday Hours NIKKI SIXX AND MATTHEW ROLSTON AMONG ADDITIONAL GUEST LECTURERS FOR IRIS NIGHTS SPEAKER SERIES

LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the record-breaking attendance figures for BEAUTY CULTURE, the Annenberg Space for Photography announces extended hours on Saturdays evenings. Beginning July 2, visitors will be able to explore the BEAUTY CULTURE exhibit until 9 pm during Summer Saturdays at the Space.

Also, as part of its IRIS Nights lecture series, the Annenberg Space for Photography has added speakers including Nikki Sixx and Matthew Rolston. These speakers are joining a current lineup of top fashion, beauty and pop culture photographers and editors and will give presentations that expand on the themes of the BEAUTY CULTURE exhibit. (Other speakers not previously announced are listed below.)

June 30

Photographer Matthew Rolston


with Journalist Merle Ginsberg

July 21

Photographer Fadil Berisha

August 4

Photographer Brian Bowen Smith

August 11

Photographer Nino Munoz

August 25

Musician/Photographer/Author Nikki Sixx

September 8

Photographer Jodi Cobb

November 17

Writer and Author Alex Kuczynski



The IRIS Nights lecture series takes place Thursday evenings in the Photography Space and is free to the public with advance registration. The full lecture schedule can be accessed via the Annenberg Space for Photography website.

Matthew Rolston will present numerous examples of his work, both in still photography and the moving image, and will be joined by noted journalist Merle Ginsberg as they engage in a lively discussion of his thoughts, philosophy and practices in regard to beauty and photography. Rolston believes that true beauty really comes from an inner light. The intersection of beauty and light are his main areas of creative interest.

Nikki Sixx is a musician, photographer and author. As a member of MOTLEY CRUE, Sixx is a Grammy-nominated musician with over 80 million album sales to-date. He is also a New York Times bestselling author three times over with The Heroin Diaries, The Dirt (written with his Motley Crue bandmates) and his current book, This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx (HarperCollins/William Morrow). This Is Gonna Hurt explores beauty, how it's perceived and how we view ourselves. It is based on Sixx's journals and, for the first time in print, his photographs. It is these observations and accompanying photographs that will be the focus of his visit to the Annenberg Space for Photography.

BEAUTY CULTURE, open through November 27, is a photographic exploration of how feminine beauty is defined, challenged and revered in modern society. The exhibit features works from over 100 iconic photographers such as Albert Watson, Melvin Sokolsky, Lauren Greenfield, and Tyen. In the IRIS Nights free weekly lecture series, visitors to the Annenberg Space for Photography can hear first-hand from photographers and other professionals about their perspectives on photography's role in the definition of beauty.

Annenberg Space for Photography http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Tel: 213.403.3000

Wed- Fri: 11am-6pm; Saturday: 11am-9pm (as of July 2 ); Sunday: 11am-6pm; General admission is free.

About the Annenberg Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting compelling photography. The Space conveys a range of human experiences and serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its Directors. The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned and emerging photographers. The exhibits change three times a year. It is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area.

About the Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a private family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. Since 1989, it has generously funded programs in education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community life; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation and its Board of Directors are directly involved in the community with several projects that expand and complement its grant support to nonprofits. Among them are innovative nonprofit capacity building initiatives, the Annenberg Space for Photography, Explore, and the Metabolic Studio. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving this goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

SOURCE The Annenberg Space for Photography



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