You are cordially invited to…

PasadenaPhotographyArts Forum #4

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 7pm

Honest Work Creates An Honest Buzz
Speaker:  Rafael Cardenas

Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 10.58.12 AMRafael Cardenas is a self-taught photographer from East L.A. whose powerful black and white images explore his relationship with the streets of his beloved city. Recently profiled in the Los Angeles Times, Rafael will share his personal story and reveal his learning process, his inspirations and his use of social media to help create the current buzz about him that got him featured in the Times, twice.

This is a free event!

RSVP Required gmarkens@comcast.net



Keystone Art Space / ArtLab
2558 N San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Parking is available on roof of Keystone Art Space. Look for ramp to roof next to building.


You’re invited to submit photography and attend


Open Show-Pasadena East LA #2

Thursday, July 9th 7:00pm

Keystone Art Space / 2558 N. San Fernando Rd / Los Angeles CA 90065

At each Open Show, presenters from students to award-winning professionals will show and discuss with the audience their photographic or video project based on a narrative, topic or single visual style that can be from diverse genres including reportage, art, commercial, historical and others.

Submitting Photographic Projects (Submissions are Free)

To submit projects and get more information on this international project, go to the Open Show Website www.openshow.org then go to our venue, Open Show-Pasadena East LA. All levels of photographers from emerging to professional and filmmakers are encouraged to submit their work.

Admission is Free!


PasadenaPhotographyArts and Open Show give the public a rare chance to talk directly with creators of photography. Our low-barrier and free shows allow anyone to ask about a project’s technical process, hear amazing backstories and more. Open Show is a social umbrella, connecting diverse organizations and individuals through rotating venues. We shape unique experiences that foster visual literacy.

It’s our hope that Open Show-Pasadena East LA will strengthen our photography community and bring together the public and artistic community in discussion of photography.


The Forum and Open Show are sponsored and produced by PasadenaPhotographyArts


PasadenaPhotographyArts is a project of Pasadena Arts Council / EMERGE Program

Araya Diaz: Fetish
Izumi Tanaka: Urban Haiku 4
Alexis Gerard: Davis, CA (January 2013)

photo: Julie Grace Immink
Rhapsody in Blue
1st Place in PPA Contest 01

photo: Norman Lambert
3rd Place in PPA Contest 01

photo: Ted Dayton
2nd Place in PPA Contest 01

photo: Araya Diaz
1st Place in PPA Contest 02

photo: Izumi Tanaka
Urban Haiku 4
2nd Place in PPA Contest 02

photo: Alexis Gerard
Davis, CA (January 2013)
3rd Place in PPA Contest 02

photo: Debe Arlook
1st Place in PPA Contest 03

photo: Barbara Moses
Untitled 1
2nd Place in PPA Contest 03

photo: Aoife Shanahan
3rd Place in PPA Contest 03