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Reflecting on Culture & Identity: Photography Talk with Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson

Join award-winning photographer and film director, Deborah Anderson, as she brings to light the history and culture of the Lakota tribe with her latest body of work, “Women Of The White Buffalo”.

Presenters: Deborah Anderson

Moderators: Paris Chong

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Join award-winning photographer and film director, Deborah Anderson, as she brings to light the history and culture of the Lakota tribe with her latest body of work, “Women Of The White Buffalo”. Their stories of loss, suicide, murder and epidemic meth addiction among their community are mirrored by their deep ancestral roots, traditional ceremony, prayer and hope. Hosted by Leica Gallery Los Angeles Manager & Curator, Paris Chong.

This Leica Conversation is presented in partnership with Photoville.

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Presenter Bios

  • Deborah Anderson

    Deborah Anderson

    Deborah Anderson brings together her achievements in every area of her creative body of work from over the past 16 years as a world renowned photographer, artist and art director
    to delve into the world of documentary film making.

    Deborah Anderson is best known for her work as a photographic and film artist with the release of three fine art books to date – “A photographer whose distinctive sensuality is located somewhere between classic French erotica and Helmut Newton” (Los Angeles Times)

    Her work has graced the covers of albums and magazines, the walls of infamous hotels and private homes worldwide with an expansive A list clientele.

    As art director for the renowned Gansevoort Hotel Group, her original art also appears throughout the property and showcases her first fine art book of sensual black and white
    photography called ‘Paperthin’ (Verlhac) as the in-room featured coffee table book. For the Gansevoort Park Avenue location in Manhattan that opened in 2010 she shot the original
    1960’s themed interior Artwork where this hotel features her second book Room 23 (daab) in all 249 guest rooms. For this coffee table book, Deborah photographed 100 celebrities including George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Sharon Stone in a suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. The book sold out worldwide and received critical acclaim.

    Deborah’s first feature documentary film project entitled “Aroused”, a fine art book and feature documentary film featuring 16 world renowned female adult film stars was released in theaters and is currently featured on Showtime and Amazon in the US.

    She has created short film pieces for various artists including award winning writer and activist Eve Ensler and her 1 Billion Rising organization featuring Rosario Dawson. Poet, Gina Loring, collaborated on the short film entitled “Walking Prayers” that went viral and was picked up by the New York Times. She is currently working with Eve Ensler on the new RISE 2020 campaign.

    Deborah has spent the past two years working on a feature documentary film about the Native American Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota called Women Of The White Buffalo. The film has won 7 awards including the best feature documentary accolade at the 24th Red Nation Film Festival and Best Director of a Feature Documentary at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

    Having presented her photographic work at the prestigious Leica Galleries in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, her stills from the film project are currently being exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles in a collective show.

    The film is set to release in 2020. For more information on this project please visit

Moderator Bios

  • Paris Chong

    Paris Chong

    Paris Chong is Manager and Curator of the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Opened in 2013, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles was created to celebrate Leica photography. The Gallery provides unparalleled access to a rotation of curated exhibits, with imagery captured by classic and contemporary Leica photographers. Chong has over seventeen years of experience in curating, managing, and promoting fine art galleries and has represented galleries and artists in events such as: Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival as well as representing Leica Gallery Los Angeles at Art Basel Miami and Photo Paris, France. She has curated photography exhibitions for myriad artists from Bruce Gilden to Ralph Gibson, Melanie Pullen to Lenny Kravitz. Chong serves as guest curator for the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers). She was on the event committee for Photo15-17 and is Co-chair for Photo19 being held at Leica Gallery LA this year. Chong is also on the committee for Fresh Focus, a non-profit raising money to keep arts in underprivileged neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

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