Annenberg Space For Photography Announces Lectures And Events To Accompany New Exhibition, IDENTITY: TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS THE LIST SERIES

The Annenberg Space for Photography announced its complementary programming for IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits, the new exhibit on view at the Photography Space through February 26, 2017. The upcoming Iris Nights lecture series and other special events also explore matters of identity and/or the art of photography. IDENTITY is comprised of 151 photos from the celebrated photographer’s List Series (The Black List, The Latino List, The Women’s List and The Out List) as well as new addition The Trans List. Many of the Iris Nights lecturers were featured in one of Greenfield-Sanders’ lists.


Filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is director and producer of “American Masters: The Women’s List.” Photo Credit: ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Recent events in our nation have amplified conversations about inequality, oppression and prejudice. These issues often relate to the first-hand experiences of the cultural pioneers photographed for Greenfield-Sanders List Series, including those who will speak at Iris Nights events. The series highlights breakthroughs for groups of people that have historically been marginalized and underrepresented. It also celebrates its subjects’ remarkable accomplishments; each is a shining example in their community who serves as an ally and leader for minorities, often in the face of adversity.


Photo Credit: ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Iris Nights offers audiences the opportunity to learn firsthand about the experiences and life journeys of the portrait subjects as well as top photographers, all in the intimate environment of Skylight Studios. Other Skylight programming surrounding the IDENTITY exhibition features similarly themed lectures and hands-on workshops over the next three months, including a photographers’ field trip to capture images of professional dancers. For more information and to make reservations, click here.asp_fb_share_logo_630x1200


September 23 – Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The acclaimed portrait photographer discusses the overarching themes of his work and other aspects of his life and career.

September 29 – Alok Vaid-Menon

The dynamic writer/activist explores the implications of visual representation for trans and gender-non-conforming people who use their work as mixed-media performance artists to contemplate what it means to live outside gender.

October 6 – Nick Adams

The longtime-GLAAD representative discusses his experiences as a transgender man working with Hollywood to create more authentic portrayals of transgender people, and explain why improving media images is so critical for the transgender community.

October 8 – #BlaxicansOfLA: Telling Our Story

Photographer and documentary filmmaker Walter Thompson-Hernandez talks about his work on the #BlaxicansOfLA project, which showcases “Blaxicans” – representative of the two largest ethnic minority groups in Los Angeles – and challenges viewers to explore racial identities in more inclusive ways.

October 13 – Art Streiber

This presentation is a look behind the scenes at some of the more complex editorial shoots that the portrait photographer has undertaken for magazines such as ESPN, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times Magazine.

October 20 – Ruddy Roye

Hailed as one of the greatest street photographers working today, Ruddy Roye discusses his career in photojournalism and his editorial and environmental portraits, which often focus on the raw and gritty lives of people in his native Jamaica.

October 27 – Faye Wattleton

The esteemed activist and executive delves into her personal journey and the steps necessary to advance women’s rights and status in society in the 21st Century.

October 29 – iO Tillet Wright Lecture and Book Signing

The artist, activist and TV personality hosts a lecture on his gender-and-identity-oriented photography and book signing to promote Darling Days, his inspiring new memoir about growing up at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin and art.

October 30 – 15 Things You Can Do to Get Represented by a Gallery

Daniel Miller, director of the Duncan Miller Gallery and founder of, leads a no-nonsense seminar for upcoming artists on developing their careers, understanding the business of selling their artwork and gaining gallery representation.

November 3 – Beverly Johnson

The “Jackie Robinson of modeling” discusses her pioneering career in fashion and expand on powerful stories told in her book, The Face That Changed It All.

November 5-6 – Two-Day Documentary Photography Workshop with Jon Lowenstein

The Postcards from Ferguson and NOOR Images photographer teaches a hands-on workshop on alternative approaches to photography, audience-building and effective social media usage, culminating in a one-on-one evaluation of students’ work.

November 10 – Wazina Zondon

The noted writer, podcaster and sexuality educator discusses her work and her experiences as a queer Muslim woman raised in New York City.

November 17 – Nely Galán

The highly successful entrepreneur and women’s empowerment advocate details her efforts to ignite the “Self Made” movement, uniting all women on a quest for an economic future they control.

December 1 – Buck Angel

The adult film star and motivational speaker shares his moving life story and the process of his gender transition from female to male, while challenging notions of what makes someone a man or a woman.

December 4 – Cameras and Dancers Photography Field Trip

Inspired by his popular photography “InstaMeets,” the choreographer, director and social influencer Jacob Jonas hosts an intensive hands-on workshop for photographers to create visual content using stunning dance performances. Photographers will get a chance to collaborate with professional dancers and each other in this highly participatory workshop.

December 8 – Slideshow Night

A presentation of images created by artists from around the world who bring a fresh perspective and creative techniques to professional photography.

December 15 – Bamby Saceldo

The Los Angeles-based transgender rights advocate discusses the strides made by the trans community in changing societal attitudes as well as the important work yet to be done.


January 5 -Nicole and Wayne Maines

The celebrated young activist and her father Wayne chronicles her legal battles for transgender rights and the ongoing effort to help LGBT students and adults gain total equality across the nation.

January 12 – Thelma Golden

The esteemed museum curator sheds light on her life and career in the art world as well as her work with the White House.

January 19 – Dr. Michael Lomax

The United Negro College Fund CEO discusses his formative years and how relocating from Los Angeles to the Deep South thrust him into the center of the civil rights movement, setting him on the path to finding his life’s work.

January 26 – Candace Feit

Feit, a documentary photographer and artist, explains how her photographic process helped tell the story of the transgender community in southern India by using subtle, in-between moments to illuminate deeper truths.

February 2 – Giselle Fernandez

The Emmy Award-winning journalist discusses how an eclectic, artistic and multicultural upbringing fueled her career in journalism and are the founding principles of her business, shaping her politics, passions, profession and philanthropy.

February 9 – Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst

The Emmy-winning producers of Amazon’s Transparent tell the story behind the series of photographs they took, over a period of six years, to document their romantic and creative collaboration.

February 16 – Chris Buck

The much-sought-after photographer discusses the full scope of his career, including how he got his start and the stories behind photo sessions with subjects such as President Barack Obama, Joaquin Phoenix, Lena Dunham, Snoop Dogg, Louis C.K., Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jay Z, Steve Martin, Cindy Sherman and Donald Trump.

February 23 – Catherine Opie

The acclaimed photographer talks about her life experiences and varied artistic endeavors.

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting photography. The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by both world-renowned and emerging photographers.

It is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area. The Photography Space conveys a range of human experiences and serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its directors.

The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios is a 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery located directly across Century Park from the Annenberg Space for Photography. Skylight Studios is the home of the Annenberg Space for Photography’s Iris Nights lecture series, a free public program of presentations by photographers and other notable experts and guest artists. Skylight Studios provides an enhanced lecture viewing atmosphere and experience through state-of-the-art A/V equipment, a concert-quality audio system and HD broadcast capabilities.

The Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios, 10050 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067

Wednesday through Sunday: 11am – 6pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Admission is free