Eric V. Ibarra

Eric V. Ibarra

Eric V. Ibarra is the Founder and Executive Director of Las Fotos Project, a non-profit, community-based photography program whose mission is to bring about positive change for teenage girls facing adversity.

“All of these pictures are about how beautiful East L.A is, how beautiful the people are, how beautiful their stories are. That's not what you typically hear from East L.A.”

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János Vetõ NahTe

János Vetõ NahTe

János Vetõ NahTe, photographer, self-taught painter, and musician, was a leading figure of non-conformist photo art in Hungary’s neo-avant-garde period (up to 1980) and the New Wave period that followed, and continues his approach today. Vető’s work is included in the exhibition Promote Tolerate Ban at the Wende Museum in Culver City.

“History happens. Without war we don’t have Goya, we don’t have the Guernica.”

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Mazie Harris

Mazie Harris

Marie Harris is an assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

“I think it's important to remember that they're not just pieces of history. They're not just documents of what happened, but they were active parts of making things happen. They created social change.“

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Mary Beth Heffernan

Mary Beth Heffernan

Recipient of the first PAC·LA Contemporary Artist Grant, Heffernan worked in residency at the Huntington Library, where she applied her research-based practice to a rare book in the Huntington's collection.   "I hope my consideration of The Huntington's copy of Anatomy will yield insights about this book that is a representation of bodies, and also a body itself."

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Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson is a private dealer and appraiser specializing in rare books and fine art photography, including historical photographs of California and the Southwest. Michael has written widely on photography and has owned and operated his own gallery as well as the celebrated Dawson's Books Shop in Los Angeles–a business established by his grandfather in 1905. He is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

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