Pasadena Photography Arts’ Forum and Open Show have moved to a NEW LOCATION:

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena CA 91103


Thursday / June 9 / 7pm / #10


Debe Arlook
“ Ways of Seeing”

Debe Arlook is a contemporary photographer who examines perception and (mis)perception using objects, domestic landscapes and street scenes as her subjects.  She writes, “there is no meaning except the meaning we create” and uses this credo as a muse for her conceptual works.  Debe will share how her background in psychology and filmmaking has influenced her construction of images and her belief that photographs form an intimate relationship with viewers and their unique perspectives. Join us to get a glimpse into Debe’s irony, curiosity and poetic sensibilities through her presentation of three stylistically different series.


This is a free event!


Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena CA 91103

A NOTE ON PARKING: Generally there is adequate parking but occasionally there are conflicting meetings at the Center so please leave extra time to find parking on the street, if necessary.

Thursday / May 12 /  7pm

PasadenaPhotographyArts invites you to attend


Open Show / Pasadena East LA / #8

Show up and be part of the audience.

We have four great presenters…
Gloria Fogler-Mancini presenting “Selected Walls”

Raul Gonzales presenting “Faces of Los Angeles”
Alfred Haymond presenting “Framed by the Sky”
Mark Indig presenting “Ohiyo”

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 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 intention 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