Annenberg Space for Photography
Art Gallery, Museum
This venue started as an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Space for Photography also boasts the title of the first purely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles-area helping to create a new model in the photography world. The gallery presents high-definition digital along with traditional print photos. Founder Wallis Annenberg believes that ‘Photography is one of the most accessible and personal forms of art.’ The product is art that influences people to make positive contributions to the world, which serves the community. Currently on exhibition is REFUGEEwhich brings together five acclaimed artists from around the world to explore the lives of people forced from their homes and displaced around the globe. Globally over 60 million people have been displaced according to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The display features photographs taken in: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States. The show runs through August 21st and could be disturbing to some viewers.