Wonder_S_BTC1000-20.jpg Stevie Wonder Inglewood Forum 1980 Performance

Bruce W. Talamon: Soul R&B Funk Photographers 1972-1982

8 Apr 2019 TALKS
Wonder_S_BTC1000-20.jpg Stevie Wonder Inglewood Forum 1980 Performance

Bruce W. Talamon: Soul R&B Funk Photographers 1972-1982. A Love Letter to the Music

Featuring: Bruce W. Talamon

Presented By

Month of Photography LA

Sunday, April 28th | 5PM – 6PM

Meet at The Studio, across the Park from Annenberg Space For Photography.

Let us know you are attending, by registering here.

Please note that seating is first come first served.

All talks are free and are open to all.

A conversation with Bruce T. Talamon on a decade-long project celebrating Soul, R&B, and Funk.

Make sure to also check out Soul R&B Funk Photographs 1972-1982 Exhibition at Photoville LA.


Bruce W. Talamon is a photographer from California. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Cameras took him around the world. For forty years he worked in the film industry as a Motion Picture Stills Photographer. In the eighties, he was a Contract Photographer for Time Magazine. But before that, he photographed R&B royalty from 1972-1982. It changed his life

Taking a photograph of a singer on stage is the easy part. The hard part is gaining their trust. From 1972-1982 Bruce Talamon was documenting the rehearsals and sound checks, the recording sessions, and costume fittings, the quiet moments, life on the road, and of course the wild photo sessions and memorable performances.


In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) showcased the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image.

MOPLA was established and exists to celebrate photography through a variety of events and programs that inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional, and collector.

MOPLA’s two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events.

Month of Photography Los Angeles is presented by the Lucie Foundation.



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