The 2014 edition of photo l.a. will honor award-winning celebrity photographerDouglas Kirkland. On Thursday evening, January 16, 2014, Kirkland will be presented with a certificate from the City of Los Angeles, followed by a presentation of the photo l.a. award.
Stephen Cohen, Founder and Director of photo l.a., observes, “I’ve known Douglas Kirkland before I knew Douglas Kirkland having seen so much of his photography in publications. In 2003 my gallery was fortunate enough to have exhibited his then re-discovered ‘One Night With Marilyn’ body of work. To say he is an iconic figure in photography, and celebrity portraiture, is putting it mildly. The images we have in our heads of many major film stars are the images he’s taken. He is a beloved figure to a huge family of family members, friends, peers and clients. He has been the exclusive still photographer on all of Baz Luhrman’s films since Moulin Rouge. While Baz Luhrman is known for his cutting edge visual style, he recognizes in Douglas the ‘old school’ qualities of solid professionalism and an always interested eye.”
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Photograph: Douglas Kirland, 2011 © Owen Roizman