September 4, 2017: BE THE CHANGE: Los Angeles Protest Photographs 2003-2017 opens next week! Please come to the Opening Reception on September 11th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. or one of the artist talks on Saturday morning September 16th at 10:30 a.m. or October 7th at 11:00 a.m. CODEPINK: Women for Peace activists will be at the Opening Reception. It should be fun! A book accompanies the exhibition, and it will be available for purchase at the Opening Reception and at the Artist Talks.
July 22, 2017: Lots of exciting photographic news! Announcing my BE THE CHANGE: Los Angeles Protest Photographs 2003-2017 solo exhibit at the Art Gallery at California State University Dominguez Hills, opening on September 11, 2017 and running through October 10, 2017. There will be an Opening Reception on Monday September 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with an artist walkthrough at 6:00 p.m. There will also be two Saturday mornings walkthroughs on September 16th at 10:30 p.m. and on October 7th at 11:00 a.m. The BE THE CHANGE exhibit with 58 photographs celebrates activism, starting with the 2003 protests against the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and continuing on to showcase photographs from immigrant rights protests, immigrant rights/amnesty marches, Burma freedom and Arab Spring rallies, Occupy Los Angeles, the labor movement, Black Lives Matter, and the 2017 Women’s March. There is also a book accompanying the exhibition.
March 28. 2017: The Annenberg show has ended, but I am announcing my next group show entitled It’s Elemental at the Spring Arts Collective in Downtown Los Angeles at 453 South Spring Street. The exhibit will run from April 20- June 1, 2017, and the opening will be on Saturday night April 22nd. I will be showing some of my protest photographs for the first time.
December 22, 2016: This has been a great and unparalleled year for me in photography starting with my UCLA Fowler Museum solo exhibit about cultural diversity/identity in the Los Angeles area and immigrant rights, on the walls from January to May, with friends near and far coming to see it, followed by Santa Monica banners and the Metro TAP card of my aerial beach image, and now the current group exhibit entitled Los Angeles:Detailed at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. Los Angeles: Detailed will be on the walls through February 19, 2017, and there will be a discussion by the artists on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
March 12, 2016: My next walkthrough of the exhibit will be for the Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles on Saturday March 19th at 12:00 noon. All photographers and artists are invited. And, tomorrow, March 13th, there will be cultural programming with masked Guatemalan dancers at the Fowler Museum at UCLA performing at 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with my exhibit.
January 17, 2016: Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA by Cindy Bendat is up on the walls at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and it looks great! Los Angeles Magazine listed the exhibit as a “Great Thing to Do” this weekend. I did an artist walkthough today, and I will conduct the next walkthrough on January 24th at 3 p.m., co-sponsored by the Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles. A book of the exhibit is available too.
January 1, 2016: My solo exhibit entitled Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA by Cindy Bendat will run from January 17 to May 8, 2016 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. The exhibit highlights the extraordinary cultural diversity of the greater Los Angeles area, and it includes more than 55 photographs of Guatemalan, Ethiopian and Cambodian cultural celebrations in and around Los Angeles as well as a section about activism showing how diverse communities citywide engage in collective action in their fight for inclusion and immigration reform. There will be an artist walk-through on Sunday, January 24th at 3 p.m.
December 26, 2015: Putting the finishing touches on a book for the Fowler Museum at UCLA show. Looking good! It will be for sale at the museum bookstore and possibly online too.
November 12, 2015: My aerial view photograph of Santa Monica beach was just selected as the new commemorative metro TAP card for the Expo line in Santa Monica when it opens next year!
September 6, 2015: I am working on what will be my first museum exhibition: a solo show about Los Angeles at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Scheduled opening: mid-January 2016.
November 15, 2012: My next photo opening: Thursday night November 15th from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. at The Perfect Exposure Gallery, 3519 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90020 in Koreatown. Come one, come all! The show will be up through December 22, 2012. My image entitled Adorned taken in Ethiopia last year is in the show.
November 2012: My new website is launched! Let me know what you think! Kudos to my amazing graphic designer Ezra Pendleton!
November 10, 2012: I have donated my Solidarity photograph to the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club for its auction to be held on Saturday November 10th at the G2 Gallery at 1502 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. for print viewing, and the live auction is at 5:30 p.m. If you want to come, an RSVP is needed. Please send an email with your name to: SCCCauction2012@gmail.com.
October 2012: If you’re in Chicago, my photograph Women For Obama will be shown at the Filter Photo Festival on October 16, 2012.
August 2012: I received Four Honorable Mentions from the International Photography Awards (IPA)/Lucie Foundation in its annual juried competition in the professional categories of culture and travel for two of my portraits from Ethiopia: Adorned and Camouflage. Both are in the Ethiopia portfolio.
July 2012: Two of my Santa Monica Pier photographs were selected to be on the St. John’s Art Wall at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, and the photographs will be beamed into the rooms of all of the patients. Hope they contribute to some speedy recoveries!
June 2012: Heal the Bay is using some of my aerial photographs of the Santa Monica Pier to promote their work.
April 2012: My photograph of the Santa Monica Pier Carousel is now on the website of Travel and Leisure magazine in a feature about best carousel rides.