Arclight Productions Extends Multi-Project Collaboration With "Emerging" At The Annenberg Space For Photography

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The Original Documentary Short Can Be Seen in the Eponymous New Exhibit Organized in Partnership With Photo District News (PDN)

Arclight Productions is creating content that embraces new models of film distribution on multiple platforms.

Commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced and directed by Steven Kochones, EMERGING, the film, showcases some of the most talented young photographers from around the world. Filmed on location in the United States and Europe, the current scope of photography and its future are detailed through personal accounts of determination and innovation. Addressing today’s fast-paced social and digital world, 10 entrepreneurial photographers share their efforts to break through the noise while honoring the art form and staying original. This film marks the 15th project in a long-standing collaboration between Arclight Productions and the Annenberg Foundation.

The photographers featured in EMERGING were handpicked from an elite group of artists who have been part of “PDN’S 30,” an annual selection of photographers who represent vision, creativity and versatility. They represent the hottest talent working in fashion, photojournalism, portraiture and fine art photography. The group includes: Olivia Bee, discovered by Converse at the age of 14; Pari Dukovic, born in Instanbul and the youngest ever staff photographer at The New Yorker and Marcus Smith, succeeding as a ‘start-up’ from Chicago’s South Side. Also featured: Corey Arnold, part-time commercial fisherman turned extreme nature photographer; Peter DiCampo, founder of the photoblog, EverydayAfrica; JUCO, a commercial photography duo shooting for brands including Nike, HP and Target; Dina Litovsky, a New Yorker of Ukrainian heritage focusing on social documentary; Russian-born documentary photographer Diana Markosian; Dutch photographer and multi-media journalist Ilvy Njiokiktjien; and American photojournalist Katie Orlinksy, who has documented Mexico’s drug wars.

Said director Steven Kochones, “Everyone should be inspired by these photographers, particularly viewers who are launching their own creative careers. By observing their working methods and hearing each unique point of view, we can see how they have broken through and continue to succeed in today’s brave new world of image-making.”

Emerging, the exhibit, explores how a new generation of photographers examines a variety of topics from the personal to the global: youth culture, family, the environment, economic uncertainty, conflict and civil unrest, and the nature of the photographic image. Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in partnership with Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning publication for professional photographers, this exhibition presents images by more than 90 emerging photographers from around the world. The exhibition is guest curated by PDN leadership: Editor-in-Chief, Holly Stuart; Senior Editor, Conor Risch; Photo Editor, Amy Wolff; Executive Editor, David Walker and Creative Director, Darren Ching.

Arclight Productions’ commissioned films for the Annenberg Space for Photography include: L8S ANG3LES, produced for its very first exhibit; WHO SHOT ROCK AND ROLL: THE FILM, which also premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened at over 25 film festivals around the world, winning four awards; and COUNTRY: PORTRAITS OF AN AMERICAN SOUND, a feature length documentary that recently launched at the Nashville Film Festival. Arclight Productions is creating content that embraces new models of film distribution on multiple platforms. Recently, KCET’s ARTBOUND packaged four of Arclight Productions’ films for broadcast over several weeks, including DIGITAL DARKROOM and EXTREME EXPOSURE.


About Arclight Productions
Founded in 1997, Arclight Productions is an award-winning film production company specializing in documentaries, commercials and behind-the-scenes content for entertainment and the arts. Since 2009, the company has produced 15 original documentary films including THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, NO STRANGERS and WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD, produced in association with National Geographic magazine. Arclight also works with major museums such as the California Science Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and renowned artist David Hockney, where Arclight’s technology team recently installed Hockney’s 18-screen film “The Jugglers” as part of LACMA’s 50th year celebration. With a professional staff at full-service facilities in the heart of Hollywood, Arclight also boasts film finishing capabilities at high resolutions (4K), high frame rates (60fps) and 3D.

About the Annenberg Space for Photography
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel: 213.403.3000 Wednesday through Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Admission is free.
Parking with validation is $3.50 Wednesdays - Fridays and $1.00 on weekends.

Media Contacts:
Trish Vasquez
310 279 8586

Camille Lowry
Annenberg Foundation

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