Gil Garcetti: Photography
December 1 - 16, 2008
Gil Garcetti is well known for his tenure as the elected District Attorney for Los Angeles, but this recognition is now eclipsed by his reputation as a gifted photographer. He has produced five beautiful books that chronicle his work:
Iron: Erecting the Walt Disnery Concert Hallwas Mr. Garcetti's first book and emphasizes the contribution of the ironworkers to the building of America, while documenting the beauty of the curved, angled and bent raw steel of this building before being covered by the exterior skin.Frozen Music, the second book, is his interpretation of the abstract art created by the finished building.Dance in Cubais Mr. Garcetti's third book of black and white photos showing the extraordinary spirit of the Cuban people through their dance. Photos from this book have been exhibited at the United National in New York City.Water is Keyis about safe water, health and the empowerment of women in West Africa.