Three of Los Angeles’ premier art galleries, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Aziz Gallery and the Jean Deleage Art Gallery at CASA 0101 Theater will simultaneously feature three separate art exhibitions featuring the director’s photography. photography, photographer and two-time Emmy Award-winning artist, John Simmons, ASC.
The three exhibits include: In Focus: PROTEST at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, June 29 to October 10, 2021; CHRONICLES OF OUR CULTURE at Aziz Gallerie in Leimert Park Village, 3343 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008 until July 18, 2021; and CAPTURING BEAUTY: THE ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF John Simmons at the Jean Deleage Gallery at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, 2102 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, until August 31, 2021. John Simmons, ASC said: ma career at age 15 as a photographer for the oldest African-American-owned newspaper, The Chicago Daily Defender. Then I started working as a director of photography, which has been my mainstay for many years. I am happy to see photographs that I took in my teenage years are still relevant today. “âI was fortunate from my earliest days,â Simmons continued, âthat my career has been framed and shaped by many, including directors Carlton Moss and Ousman Sembene, considered the father of African cinema, as well as by the photographer, Robert “Bobby” Sengstacke, who introduced me to street photography. And today, I am honored that the J. Paul Getty Museum is acquiring some of my photos for its permanent collection. “The four photographs the Getty acquires include:” The Fan, “Los Angeles, CA, 2017;” Love on the Bus, “Chicago, Illinois, 1967;” Unite or Perish, “Chicago, IL, 1969; and ‘Fight Like A Girl’, Los Angeles, CA, 2018, the last two of which are in the current Getty Museum exhibit. John Simmons also donated a photograph titled “Observatory”, Los Angeles, CA , 2017 for their permanent collection. Simmons continued, “Aside from my art shows, I hope my gigs as the cinematographer for the reboot of ‘iCarly’ and ‘Family Reunion’ will be picked up for them. new seasons. I start filming “Distorted!” from Nickelodeon this summer. And who knows, maybe there will be work on other additional TV and film projects in the mix, later. “Learn more about John Simmons, ASC at: https://johnsimmonsasc.com/.