Apr 282019
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Bruce W. Talamon: Soul R&B Funk Photographers 1972-1982

Bruce Talamon

Bruce Talamon

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

Presenters: Bruce Talamon

Location: Annenberg Space for Photography

Presented by:

  • Month of Photography LA

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

Presenter Bios

  • Bruce Talamon

    Bruce W. Talamon is a photographer who grew up in the south central neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. His photographs catalog the journeys that have taken him around the world.

    For forty years he worked in the film industry as a motion picture still photographer. In the eighties, he was a contract photographer for Time Magazine.

    Bruce Talamon’s work has been exhibited in museums nationwide, including the Recording Academy Grammy Museum Experience, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery (now known as Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University) as well as the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Los Angeles.

    His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) in Madrid, Spain.


  • Month of Photography LA

    Month of Photography LA

    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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