Bruce W. Talamon: Soul R&B Funk Photographers 1972-1982. A Love Letter to the Music
Featuring: Bruce W. Talamon
Month of Photography LA
Sunday, April 28th | 5PM – 6PM
Meet at The Studio, across the Park from Annenberg Space For Photography.
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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.
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.
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