Foundation News

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22, 2015) - The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios today announced the June 6 opening of Emerging Experience The multimedia installation, which includes a Gravity Room, is a playful and engaging experience that merges fantasy and reality.  Imagery will focus on three different themes:  Taste (June 6 - July 12), Sound (July 13 - August 16) and Style (August 17 - September 20). Work by artists who are challenging photographic boundaries and embracing new social media movements will be featured.Emerging Experience celebrates the latest talents and trends, as well as crowd-sourced digital content.

NASHVILLE, TN (April 23, 2015) – Country music stars and Music Row notables joined an elite group of photographers last night at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival for the world premiere of Country: Portraits of an American Sound. Produced and directed by Steven Kochones for the Annenberg Space for Photography, the full-length documentary is a vivid exploration of Country music through the lens of the photographers who have documented its rise from innocent beginnings to a thriving industry and a national identity.

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 26, 2015) The Annenberg Space for Photography today announced the Wallis Annenberg Prize to coincide with its next exhibition, Emerging, on view June 6 through September 20, 2015. Organized in partnership with Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning publication for professional photographers, this exhibition presents images by more than 90 emerging photographers from around the world who bring fresh perspectives and creative techniques to professional photography. Emerging explores how a new generation of photographers examines a variety of topics, from the personal to the global: youth culture, family, the environment, economic uncertainty, conflict and civil unrest, and the nature of the photographic image.

Gift Honors Long-Time Annenberg Foundation Executive Director Leonard J. Aube
At Celebratory Preview of Los Angeles’s New Ocean-Based Innovation Hub

Los Angeles, December 22, 2014 — The Metabolic Studio today announced its 2014 Chora Prize will be awarded to Detroit activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggsin in recognition of the work that spans her lifetime.

Featuring Works By Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes And Paula Bronstein

Photography Exhibition Focuses on Resilient Design in a Time of Rising Seas
on View from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015

On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Annenberg Foundation Director Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and the Chugach Nation’s John Johnson took part in a repatriation ceremony. 

Country in the City, our free country concert series with KCRW, came to a grand finale after a successful three show run. We want to thank the community for coming together to enjoy some of country music’s rising stars and legends, including Gregg Allman, Sturgill Simpson, Shelby Lynne, Jamestown Revival, Wynonna & The Big Noise and Nikki Lane.