On March 18, the first ASC Photo Gallery exhibit opened at the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, featuring outstanding images created by contributing Society members. Not surprisingly, its success has inspired a sequel, and the ASC Photo Gallery will re-open with a public debut on September 9 (4:00pm - 9:00pm), featuring an entirely new collection of photos.
The nine participants in this new show are ASC members Antonio Calvache, Richard Crudo, Fred Elmes, Denis Lenoir, Charlie Lieberman, Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, Suki Medencevic, Steven B. Poster and Robert Primes.
The representative 45 images — five from each contributor — were curated by Paris Chong, the manager of the Leica Gallery LA.
Lieberman has not only coordinated both ASC Photo Gallery shows, but personally printed all the display images, working closely alongside his fellow photographers to make sure their work looks exactly right on opening night.
“Originally, we thought our first show’s theme was ‘portraits’ and this second one would be ‘landscapes,’ but I like to think of them as ‘faces’ and ‘places,’” says Lieberman. “These categories aren’t so mutually exclusive or restrictive; often we see subjects in their environment, so it may not technically be a pure portrait image. Conversely, people are often key components to a landscape and help define the space.”
“On a personal note, this entire process has been an incredible opportunity for me to get to know some of our ASC members who I had only known casually or by reputation. Working with many of them one-on-one at the Clubhouse to print their images has been a rewarding experience, and there is such a great amount of respect among all of our contributors.”
Everyone wishing to attend the September 9 debut of the ASC Photo Gallery must RSVP to [email protected]. The show is scheduled to continue through the end of the month.
Museum-quality prints and custom box sets of images will be available for purchase during the event and afterward via the ASC Store.
A third ASC Photo Gallery show is already in the works, and will take place in the spring of 2018.
Here's a sampling of images from each of the participating ASC cinematographers: