Leica Camera, Inc. Announces a Photography Gallery Exhibition

(Los Angeles, CA) The Leica Gallery Los Angeles, of Leica Camera, Inc., was opened in the year 2013.  Additionally, it is a unique space that, intends to cause inspiration.  Photographers and owners of Leica cameras, alike, are expected to become inspired whilst at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.  The aforementioned photography gallery also includes a library of rare books, by Martin Parr.  Overall, there are 4,000 ft² of space.  From time to time, this large amount of space is used to, host exhibitions.  Recently, Leica Camera, Inc. announced a photography gallery exhibition that, is being hosted at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.  The name of the exhibition is, From Hell to Hollywood.  From Hell to Hollywood, is the creative work of photographer Nick Ut.  The opening night reception was held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, on April 11th, 2019.

          The opening night reception that was held on April 11th, 2019, also marked the first day, of the duration of this photography gallery exhibition.  Interestingly, From Hell to Hollywood, is scheduled to end on June 3rd, 2019.  The Leica Gallery Los Angeles is located on 8783 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.  Additionally, the telephone number is (424) 777-0341.  Returning to, From Hell to Hollywood, the previous is a journey of a photographic career.  Nick Ut’s photographic career, to be more exact, is more than five decades long.  As a result, the photographs that are being displayed, are part of a timeline that begins; during the Vietnam War.  Additionally, 1990s popular culture, is also, included in the timeline; with photographs of the famous O.J. Simpson murder trial. 

          Nick Ut; as a war photographer, started his career, working for the Associated Press (AP).  Whilst working the Vietnam War for the AP, he also covered, the war in the neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos.  Incidentally, Nick Ut is the photographer who took one of the most iconic images of the war.  This photograph is named, The Terror of War.  The Terror of War is the photograph of the naked girl, who is running from the napalm bombing.  The Terror of War, did receive recognition from Nick Ut’s peers.  This photograph won two awards; the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News, and, the World Press Photo of the Year.  Interestingly, Mr. Nick Ut received an additional recognition; during this photograph’s 40th year anniversary.  On the 40th year anniversary, the year 2012, Mr. Nick Ut was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame.  Technically and at that time, he was the third person to have achieved this honor.  Overall, Nick Ut worked for the Associated Press (AP), for 51 years.  He retired in the year 2017.  However, he still sells his photographs, through, Getty Images.

          To end, photographer Nick Ut did release a press statement.  Through a press statement, Mr. Ut said the following.  “In the morning there was very heavy fighting and bombing in the village so some of the media left before they dropped the napalm because they thought they had gotten enough material.”  Nick Ut also said.  “They dropped the napalm around noon.  When I first saw the napalm explosion, I didn’t think there were any civilians in the village...Then I started to see people come out of the fireball and smoke…As they got closer, I switched to my Leica M2 with a 35mm f/2 lens.  First there was a grandmother carrying a baby who died in front of my camera.  Then I saw through the viewfinder the naked girl running.  I thought, ‘Oh my god.  What happened?  The girl has no clothes.’  I took almost a roll of Tri-x film of her then I saw her skin coming off and I stopped taking pictures [to help get her and the other children to a hospital].”  As previously stated, Leica Camera, Inc. recently announced a photography gallery exhibition that, is being hosted at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.  The name of the exhibition is, From Hell to Hollywood.  From Hell to Hollywood, is the creative work of photographer Nick Ut.  Lastly, the duration of the aforementioned photography exhibition, is planned from April 11th, 2019 to June 3rd, 2019.

 

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R-Berumen28

04/17/2019

 

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