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Monthly Meeting -- Celebrating Photographer Ray McSavaney

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Join us as we celebrate the life and photographic work of Los Angeles fine art photographer Ray McSavaney. Ray was an active Camera Committee member and workshop leader in the early 1970’s, and was a co-founder of the Owens Valley Photo Workshops with Bruce Barnbaum.

Ray was a humble, unassuming and quiet person. He was fully dedicated to photography and generously shared that dedication in workshops. He was a gifted, patient teacher whose comments inspired many students. Tulip Copyright 2014 Ray McSavaney - All rights reserved.

Ray was an artist who preferred to let his work speak for itself. To that end, in 1992 he published Explorations, an award winning monograph of his images and essays. It covers most of his important subjects – downtown LA (freeway bridges, abandoned industrial sites, street portraits on Broadway), Yosemite Valley, ancient Anasazi ruins, and intimate floral still-lifes. His photographic archive is comprised of thousands of black and white 4x5 negatives and hundreds of carefully crafted prints. He also worked in color and with Polaroid materials. His photography was not widely known but over the years it was seen in many solo and group exhibitions as well as in publications such as View Camera magazine. He also has work in the collection of the Huntington Library.

Our speakers are Ray’s friends: Ken Karagozian and Janet Schipper. Ken is currently the curator of Ray’s photo archive. This will be an illustrated talk and a rare opportunity to see this amazing work. There will be time for members and visitors to share remembrances of Ray, as well.

We will have unsigned copies of Explorations available for purchase at the meeting. Note: $50 cash or check only. All proceeds from book sales are used to maintain and preserve Ray’s archive.

Everyone is welcome. Meetings are open to the public.

• Parking: Limited free on-site parking, metered parking on street, accessibility parking on site and on street. Additional FREE parking on city property is available on corner of Corinth and Iowa Ave, 150 feet south of facility's parking lot. Enter the building from the rear off the parking lot.

• Eat and Greet: SCCC Members are invited to a pre-meeting dinner at 6:00 p.m. sharp: Jin Jiang, 11057 Santa Monica Blvd., one block east of Sepulveda Blvd., their phone is 310 444 -7171. No reservation is required.

11338 Santa Monica Blvd. · West Los Angeles, CA