April 10, 2010
While in Los Angeles last weekend I finally made it to the Annenberg Space for Photography. I have been wanting to go since it opened, but my timing and trips to LA have not been conducive for a visit. The Annenberg is hosting a show with National Geographic all about Water. It is national water month and the show is absolutely amazing, showing all the ways we interact with and use water. It brought up so many issues we don’t normally think about- the way humans use water, the way animals use water, ice melting and drying up rivers, how political water can be when we fight for it in disputed territories. It was an amazing subject handled beautifully.
The show can be seen at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, Los Angeles. It is located right behind the CAA building on Avenue of the stars. The Coffee Bean next to it is also running a promotion on Saturdays when you go to the Annenberg (which is free!) you get a a coupon for $3.50 at coffee bean! It’s a great deal I highly recommend!
The taking of photographs was not allowed inside so unfortunately I can’t share with you pictures of the amazing show, but check them out on Annenberg’s website.
Be sure to check out the video that plays in the center of the building in a very cool space. They have a documentary on the show including interviews with photographers and staff at National Geographic. After that documentary they showed another movie on one of my all time favorite photographers Joel Sartore and his work RARE, portraits of endangered species. It was fascinating listening to him describe how he makes a mollusk look cool to get people to care about it as much as a smiley turtle. I absolutely love him and his work!
The Water Show is there till June 1st so check it out soon!