The Annenberg Space for Photography Announces Programming for 'THE YEAR' Featuring Winning Photos from Pictures of the Year International

Exhibit Open June 26 - October 10, 2010

Jun 18, 2010, 17:53 ET from The Annenberg Foundation

LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce programming coinciding with "THE YEAR" - an exhibit featuring winning photos from the 67th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. For the second consecutive year, the Photography Space will play host to the prestigious photojournalism competition, exhibiting stirring images from around the world in both print and digital galleries. The Photography Space will also offer two digital feature presentations, weekly IRIS Nights lecture series and a slideshow night presenting special photography related to the themes in the exhibit.

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The "Behind the Lens" digital feature follows Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson on assignment while she documents innocent victims of gang violence in LA; as well as Brian L. Frank, a young freelancer who was recognized by POYi for documenting people in the American Southwest and in Mexico who are affected by the disappearing Colorado River. "Voice of the Photographer" will feature interviews with Marcus Bleasdale (Best Photography Book Award), Paul Hansen (Photographer of the Year -- Newspaper), Thomas Lekfeldt (World Understanding Award), Tomas Van Houtryve (Photographer of the Year -- Freelance/Agency), Stephanie Sinclair (Community Awareness Award) and Preston Gannaway (One Week's Work Award) who offer insights and perspectives in their own words.  

During the exhibit, the IRIS Nights lecture series will continue to be offered inside the Photography Space on Thursday evenings expanding on the images and themes presented in the galleries.  Expected featured speakers include exhibiting photographers Elizabeth Kreutz (Sports Picture Story), Katie Falkenberg (Issue Reporting Picture Story Award of Excellence) and Renee C. Byer (U.S. Economy and The Human Toll Picture Story). Tentative schedule is below.

Additionally, three free portfolio review sessions are being offered during the two-day symposium, which will serve as the launch of a new monthly offering at the Photography Space.

All programming is free to the public with advance online registration at


July 15

Kate Orne

Freelance Photographer

"May You Never Be Uncovered": The victims of Pakistan's sex trade

July 22

Stanley Greene


"Black Passport": An autobiography of a war photographer

July 29

Ami Vitale


August 5

Elizabeth Kreutz

Freelance Photographer

"Comeback 2.0" – documenting Lance Armstrong

August 12

David Butow


"Photographing China"

August 19

Rick Loomis

Los Angeles Times Photojournalist

August 26

Katie Falkenberg

Photographer and Multimedia Journalist

"The Human Toll: Mountaintop Removal Mining in Appalachia"

September 2

Francine Orr

Los Angeles Times Photojournalist

September 9


September 16

Renee C. Byer

Sacramento Bee Staff Photographer

"California Economy Crisis"

September 23

Larry Towell


The Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA. 90067

Tel: 213.403.3000

Open Wednesday through Sunday: 11AM -6PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

General admission is free.

SOURCE The Annenberg Foundation