January 23 – 29: SV Showcase Review: Month of Photography LA, “People”

StandardVision continues its Month of Photography Los Angeles Showcase this week with photographs under the theme of “People.” Five photographers from around the world share with us their fresh perspectives on what it means to be human.

Annie Tritt’s series “Transcending Self  – Transgender and Gender Creative Youth” shares the stories of transgender youth from ages 2 to 20. Her project challenges existing narratives about identity, working toward building a world in which all people are freer to become their true, complex selves.

Annie Tritt is a Manhattan based photographer who got her start in photojournalism and has since traveled the world capturing the mysteries of humanity. She has worked for clients such as Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Wall Street Journal among others.

 

Christopher Kern’s “Mariachi Portraits” combines a stylized glossy commercial approach to photography with the authentic expressions of real Mariachis posing with their instruments. The result is an eerily vibrant and playful depiction of a culture more frequently experienced live than seen in photographs.

Christopher Kern graduated with an MFA in Photography from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.  He has been featured by PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA.  He also continues to mentor and educate emerging photographers.  

 

Sandra Chen Weinstein’s  SHE / They is a series of candid and intimate portraits of women illuminating the dynamic and complex female psychology, the perception of tradition, love, identity and ideals in life. At the same time, this work demonstrates how women inhabit diverse bodies and express complex forms of self-determination. The use of “they,” in addition to the pronoun “she,” is incorporated to acknowledge the range of gender identities among women.

Sandra Chen Weinstein’s work focuses on documentary photography emphasizing social identity, culture, and minorities. Earlier projects include the rich cultural diversity of India. She has dedicated long-term projects on the lives of women, refugee, minority and American pop culture.

Sascha Kraus’s series “Forthright  – Stronger than a weapon” series documents how rap music can be seen as a universal approach for positive change that sometimes has a more direct impact on culture than politics and the military. The overall message is about standing up against inequality and social shortcomings and addressing problems straightforward and direct.

Sascha Kraus describes humans as the central topic of his photography. He presented his works at several international exhibitions and his project “Sichtewechsel” is part of the permanent exhibition at the Ruhrmusem Essen. His mission is to inform about and actively approach social shortcomings through his photography.

Teri Lacy’s An Exercise in Stillness (Too Loud a Solitude) is a series of portraits that explore the physical relationship between stillness, reflection, silence, and the self.

Teri Lacy is a Los Angeles based photographer whose portraits center on self-exploration through still imagery and moving pictures. She aims to capture the subtle, nuanced, and intimate ways we as individuals relate to ourselves.

The works of these five photographers will be up on the #SVLA1 screen at the Courtyard Marriott (901 W Olympic Blvd / DTLA) every 10 minutes throughout the end of this week.

The Month of Photography Los Angeles SV Showcase runs through February 12 and presents the work of both local and global photographers. Featuring a collection of themed work each week, Month of Photography Los Angeles aims to expose the public to the diversity of contemporary photography. This exhibition was curated from submissions to MOPLA’s annual Open Call.