The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW), the largest photo workshop school in the West Coast, presents “A Life in Photography: A Retrospective.” It is a photo exhibition that showcases the work of the school’s founder, Julia Dean, over the past four decades. This is the first major comprehensive exhibition for Dean, whose illustrious and poignant career as a photojournalist, educator and award-winning author continues to inspire a new generation of photographers.
The opening reception will be held at the Julia Dean Gallery at 755 Seward Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90038 on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dean began her career as an apprentice to legendary photographer Berenice Abott in Maine, and has since traveled the world freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines, documenting social issues, teaching emerging photographers and sharing her passion with her students. Her love of photography has taken her to more than 40 states and 40 countries throughout her career. This exhibit is her personal journey over that time.
The exhibition will showcase 80- black and white, and color prints, some vintage, and several of her books. The photos will be divided into five categories: The World in Black and White, A Place in India, The American General Store, LA Street Series, and Route 66- The American Road. A sneak peak of all the photos in the exhibit is available on the school’s website at www.juliadean.com.
The opening reception is a free event, open to the public. Plenty of street parking is available.