The inaugural exhibition of the Annenberg Space for Photography celebrated the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight internationally renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity and vitality of the city of Los Angeles. L8S ANG3LES featured different genres of contemporary photographic exploration – architecture, portraiture, photojournalism and art – with interrelated themes weaving throughout. Through a relationship with the Los Angeles Times, L8S ANG3LES also featured the work of celebrated Times staff photographers and a selection of archival photographs of the city going back over 100 years.
L8S ANG3LES embodied the spirit of the Annenberg Foundation’s mission to improve the well being of the community through the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking, setting a vibrant tone for future exhibitions to follow.
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Special Advisor to the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.