The brand-new -- as in opening on Friday, March 27 new -- Annenberg Space for Photography is major, both for those in the click cliques and those of us who only pack a camera on vacations (but still enjoy gazing upon beautiful and startling images). What makes this Century City-based institution a stand-out is that it highlights digital photography in addition to print work. Not that other institutions haven't done that before, but digital is an important part of the Space's future-forward focus.
We like how the interior of the space looks kind of like standing inside a camera (not that we've stood inside all that many cameras, but we can guess the feeling). And, of course, the work is world-class, moving, and fun. The first exhibition, L8S ANG3LES, looks at nearly a dozen local shutterbugs and how they interpret our megalopolis. Lectures, workshops, and other get-involved happenings are also ahead.
Did we mention it is free to visit the Space? Free. If you want to take in a lecture or something additional, that will cost, but strolling the exhibits, musing upon the modern, stark architecture, and enjoying LA's latest cultural hotspot is gratis. Open Wednesday-Sunday at Century Plaza, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10, Los Angeles. 213-403-3000