Wide Angle View


(Photo by Donald Miralle/Newsweek)


Award winning international photojournalists exhibit assignment work alongside their personal photography.

Shooters from Corbis, Reuters, Time, Newsweek, The Red Cross, LA Times and NY Times. All are currently on assignment working on important world issues.

Curated by Gina Genis

February 3 - March 26, 2011

Opening Reception Saturday February 5th, 6-10pm

Reception Saturday March 5th, 6-10pm

With a Curatorial Walkthrough at 8:30pm


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"Wide Angle Viewpromises to be a compelling exhibition, blurring the boundaries of photojournalists' assignments and personal photographs. It is hard not to be consumed by the images and become drawn into each narrative, giving viewers the opportunity to experience a full spectrum of our humanity." - Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator, Laguna Art Museum

Wide Angle View Catalog now available: $33.00
(also available as a PDF download for $5.00)


Abir Abdullah
Home Base, Southern Bangladesh

Abir Abdullah is a photojournalist with the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). His work has been published in the New York Times, Time, Guardian, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Aisaweek, and Geo, among others.

He has won numerous awards which include the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography Awards, 1st Prize in the SAJA ( South Asian Journalists Association) Photo Awards, Gold award in portrait and people in the news category, China Press Photo contest, and 1st prize in the First International Artistic Photography Contest on Islamic Unity-Iran.


Ackerman Gruber
Home Base, Minneapolis, MN

The husband/wife team of Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are multimedia journalists
who combine still images with cinematic video to create compelling stories seen in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC, MSNBC, Smithsonian,
among others. They won an Emmy Award for Trapped: Mental Illness in Americaʼs
Prisons. To see a list of other awards, visit their website.


David Bathgate
Home Base, Cologne Germany

David Bathgateʼs photography displays an intelligent and compassionate aesthetic. This is due to his doctorate and masterʼs degrees in anthropology and journalism. He works regularly in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe for the Paris Bureau of Corbis Images. His work is regularly seen in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Geo, Stern, Focus, and the London Sunday Times Magazine. He regularly teaches in-the-field workshops and runs The Compelling Image, an online photography school.

Some of Bathgate's awards include the Audience Prize / Reporters without Borders Photojournalism Competition on Human Rights, First Place / Photographer's Forum Annual Photo Competition, and a World Press Photo Award.


Christopher Booker
Home Base, New York, New York

Christopher Booker is a video journalist for the Financial Times in New York City. Prior to joining the Times, Booker worked as an assistant professor with Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism based in Doha, Qatar as well as a freelance video journalist for Al Jazeera, TIME.com, Global Post and Slate.com. Before Northwestern, Booker worked as a video and multimedia journalist for the Chicago Tribune where he wrote, produced, shot and edited video and multimedia content for the paper's website and broadcast partners. In addition, he wrote for the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Books, National and Perspective sections.


Michael Robinson Chávez
Home Base, Los Angeles, CA

Michael Robinson Chávez is currently a photographer with The Los Angeles Times. He
has also worked for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered international assignments in over 45 countries including the Congo, El Salvador, Nepal, India, Israel, Russia and Iraq.

His numerous awards include the prestigious Scripps Howard Foundation National Award for Photojournalism, Photographer of the Year from The White House News Photographers' Association in 2004 and 2007, and an Award of Excellence as Newspaper Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International.


Carolyn Cole
Home Base, New York, New York

Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has spent sixteen years covering national and international news stories in Liberia, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and many others.

Carolyn earned the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for her coverage of the civil conflict in Liberia. She is a two-time winner of the Robert Capa Medal for war photography, has earned four World Press awards, and has also been named U.S. newspaper photographer of the year four times. Cole is currently based in New York.


Deanne Fitzmaurice
Home Base, San Francisco, CA

Deanne Fitzmaurice is a freelance multi media journalist who combines video and still photography to tell her stories of humanity. She teaches at numerous workshops including the prestigious Eddie Adams workshop.

Her work has gained numerous awards.
A partial list includes Best of Photojournalism (video feature), Time Magazine (Pictures that Mattered in 2008), Mark Twain Award (Associated Press), and Pulitzer Prize for her story of Saleh.

She is one of the cofounders of Think Tank, a professional camera bag and accessory company.


Sandy Huffaker
Home Base, San Diego, CA

Sandy Huffaker has an extensive history of working with the New York Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Getty Images, the AP, and many more.

He is currently the Region 10 Director for the National Press Photographers Association, as well as being its JIB (Job Information Bank) chair. The world is his studio, and he has shot assignments in every corner of it.

"Artistically I am always trying to push the medium of photography to a level being through composition, lighting or just generally trying to see the world in a different way."


Pierre Kattar
Home Base, Washington DC

Pierre Kattar is a video journalist and filmmaker who has won two Emmys, a Peabody, and three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards, among others. He was named Editor of the Year in 2007 by the White House News Photographers Association. He travels the world to capture the most important political and war stories to keep the rest of the world informed.


Omar Khalifa
Home Base, Doha, Qatar

Omar Khalifa has been reporting as an online journalist for Al Jazeera English from the Middle East, with assignments across Europe and the Americas. His multimedia films bring journalism up to pace with the technology of today.

Khalifa won the Art by Chance award in 2009, the world's largest short film festival for his short film The Kidnap.


Heidi Laughton
Home Base, Los Angeles, CA

Heidi Laughton shoots for NGOs (such as Save The Children in China and KMET in Kenya) and this Yunnan Province series. K-MET commissioned Heidi to teach photography to 20 girls from two slum areas in Kisumu, Kenya, in order to help them express their needs and issues and bring about awareness to the wider community. The project resulted in a successful exhibition of the girls' work in the town center which was talked about afterwards for a long time. After having her stories published in photography and travel magazines, Heidi decided to move into photography full time and relocated to Los Angeles.

She is an active member of the Redcross Disaster Action Team and also shoots images for the Redcross Marketing & Communications Department and Publications Department in LA. Her Red Cross assignments have included photographing house-fires, wildfires, and portraits, and writing articles for their annual reports and newsletters. Heidi is currently working on her next project, following a selection of success stories about victims of Haiti's earthquake and their rehabilitation using Prosthetic limbs.


Rick Loomis
Home Base, Los Angeles, CA

Rick Loomis is a photojournalist with the Los Angeles Times. He has traveled the world documenting conflict and other issues in places like Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Vietnam, Kuwait, Mexico, Haiti and Cuba.

He won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for his work Altered Oceans. In addition, he holds a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism, a Mark Twain Award for Excellence in News Photography, and a NPPA Photographer of the Year award, among others. A complete listing of his awards can be scene on his website.


Benjamin Lowy
Home Base, New York, New York

Benjamin Lowy has worked on stories in Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan. His clients
include the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, GQ, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and ESPN and many more.

He was named in Photo District News 30, and his Iraq images were chosen by PDN as
some of the most iconic of the 21st century. He has garnered awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, and the Society for Publication Design. His work has been shown at the Tate Modern, San Francisco MOMA, and the Houston Center for Photography among others.


Donald Miralle
Home Base, San Diego, CA

Donald Miralle holds over 30 international awards and accolades for his work in sports
photography. He has covered nearly every major sporting event in the world including
the Winter and Summer Olympics, Super Bowls, Pan-American Games, and the World

Among some of Miralle's awards are multiple World Press Photo Awards, multiple Pictures of the Year International awards, and two Best of Photojournalism Sports Photojournalist of the Year awards. Visit his website to see a complete list.


Hazel Thompson
Home Base, London, England

Hazel Thompsonʼs photojournalism takes her all over the world on assignments for the New York Times, the Observer Magazine, Le Monde 2, Politiken, CNN, and many others. She is the Director and Chief photographer for True Images Media Ltd in London.

Her awards include being named a Hero Of Photography by American Photo, CARE
International Award for Humanitarian Reportage, PDN Annual Winner for Kids Behind Bars, see more of her awards on her website.


Tim Wimborne
Home Base, Sydney, Australia

Since 2007, Wimborne has led Reuters picture operations as Chief Photographer in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pakistan Floods, the Olympics, and most recently, the coal mine explosion in New Zealand.

His pictures have appeared in many of the worldʼs major publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Los Angeles Times, and USA today.

A short list of awards include two Walkley Awards (Australian Press) for Picture Essay and Photographer's Choice, Polish Press Photography Award for sports, and two Asia Media Awards for sports.


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