July 29, 2006
HOW ironic. Jill Greenberg decides the best way to show how corrupt and greedy our government and corporations are is to make little children cry, take pictures of them and then sell them for big bucks ["Taking More Than Candy," by Steven Barrie-Anthony, July 24]. What a hypocrite! Maybe she should pick on someone her own size. But then it might not be so easy to make them cry. Hey! I know! She could show them her photos of these crying, innocent children. It made me sad to think how mean and manipulative adults can be to get what they want.
November 21, 2004 |
If "celebrity photographer shoots monkeys" sounds a little high-concept even for Hollywood, all we can say is, the apes look just fabulous. In her stylized images of the famous and the entertaining, artist Jill Greenberg, whose website is titled www.manipulator.com, often employs digital enhancements that blur the line between photorealist painting and staged photo fantasias of the Annie Leibovitz school.
December 13, 2007 |
Art thrives on contrast, as the old saw goes, which gives it tension and momentum. With that in mind, photographer Jill Greenberg couldn't have picked a better subject: bears. As symbols, Ursidae are rife with contradiction. For Jungians, they represent the uncontrollable, warrior side of the unconscious; for Native Americans, they represent diplomacy, healing and, in some cases, the feminine. They're the symbol for California and the emblem of Russia, yet also represent a failing economy.
November 11, 2007 |
Up-AND-COMING photographers from New York and L.A. met last week at Smashbox Studios' 12th annual Face Off show, a judged exhibition spotlighting the work of photo assistants from both coasts. The setting -- a SoHo loft-like studio space at Smashbox's recently acquired West Hollywood compound -- was more Manhattan than Hollywood, though a well-dressed cadre of local art fans, models and photo industry executives turned out to toast the fresh crop of talent. (One of L.A.'
October 29, 2006 |
With the possible exception of surf, sand and sun, none of Mother Nature's handiwork has had a grip on California's imagination quite like the bear--the grizzly to be precise. The bear flag was first raised here in 1846 (though some thought the critter pictured on it looked more like a pig). The bear was added to the state seal in 1849. And it was made the official state animal in 1953.
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March 30, 2012 |
Former Obama administration environmental advisor Van Jones will address an art show and protest training event in L.A. on Saturday titled " All in for the 99% . " The founder of the green economy organization Green for All, as well as several other advocacy groups focused on civil rights, Jones was tapped as a policy advisor on green jobs, enterprise and innovation for Obama's Council on Environmental Quality. He resigned in September 2009 after Republicans in Congress began attacking his past affiliations, none of which had to do with his environmental work but which included a signed petition questioning if the Bush administration had purposely allowed the 9/11 attacks as a pretext to war*, his advocacy for death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a one-time involvement with a Bay Area radical group.