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

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101


Thursday / October 15 / 7pm / #6


Bob Barry
“The Evolution of a Jazz Photographer”

Famed jazz photographer, Bob Barry, will share his fascinating journey from his start in New York City as an actor and photographer of architecture, and street life to the mastering of jazz photography after resettling in Los Angeles.  His jazz photographs have been described as “performance portraits” capturing artists in action in their natural stage habitats. His work has been exhibited at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, the Brand Library in Glendale and venues in the United States and abroad. His work is in the permanent collection installed at Universal Studios here in LA.  Bob will share some of his decisions that influenced his success in the visual music industry.


This is a free event!


Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101

Thursday / November 12 /  7pm

PasadenaPhotographyArts invites you to submit your photography project and attend


Open Show / Pasadena East LA / #4

Theme: City Life Exposed…
”Freeways, Public Transportation and City Streets Less Travelled”

the theme is open to your creative interpretation.

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.

Our business sponsor for these events is
Freestyle Photographic
“ordinary images into extraordinary prints!”

For a limited time, they are offering a coupon code for 10% off every brand of inkjet paper.
Click on the link below to sign up for the offer.

Freestyle Photo
5124 Sunset Blvd  |  Los Angeles, CA 90027

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