| This exhibition presents the work of two European
photographers living in Los Angeles. Their photography is keenly
concerned with "place" and "time" and offers
an opportunity to reflect on how the modern world can be seen
through the lens of a camera. Whether in color or black &
white, in the streets of Los Angeles or in a domestic setting,
their photographs show a world that on the surface looks familiar
and conventional. Viewing the work of these two photographers
side by side in one exhibition however, reveals how individual
sensibilities and artistic point of view create two very different
personal interpretations of contemporary reality.
Bernd was born in Germany, studied English and Biology at
the University of Heidelberg, and later graduated from the University
of North Carolina with an MFA in Film and Video Production.
Bernd has been living in LA since 2000, working as cinematographer
Born in Italy, Giancarlo has been pursuing art photography
since the early 1980s with a particular focus on black and white
photography. He holds an MSc from the University of Florence.
Giancarlo currently lives and works in LA.
Photographer, writer, and critic Ben Lifson has been mentoring
both Bernd and Giancarlo since 2007.