Three prominent Los Angeles Art Galleries, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Aziz Gallery and the Jean Deleage Art Gallery in the CASA 0101 Theater are simultaneously presenting three separate art exhibitions featuring photographs by the two-time Emmy-winning cinematographer, photographer and artist John present 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 – October 10, 2021; CHRONICLES OF OUR CULTURE at the Aziz Gallery in Leimert Park Village, 3343 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008 through 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, âI have Started my career at the age of 15 as a photographer for the oldest African American newspaper, The Chicago Daily Defender. Then I switched to working as a cameraman who has been my mainstay for many years. I’m happy to see photos that I took back in my youth are still relevant today. “âI was fortunate,â continued Simmons, âthat my career has been mentored and shaped by many, including film directors Carlton Moss and Ousman SembÃ¨ne, who are considered the father of African cinema, and photographer Robertâ Bobby âSengstacke, who made me into street photography. And today I am honored that the J. Paul Getty Museum is purchasing some of my photos for its permanent display. “The four photographs the Getty is acquiring include:” The Fan, “Los Angeles, CA, 2017; “Love on the Bus,” Chicago, IL, 1967; “United or Perish,” Chicago, IL, 1969; and ‘Fight Like A Girl’, Los Angeles, CA, 2018, the latter two of which can be seen in the current exhibition at the Getty Museum. John Simmons also donated a photo titled “Observatory,” Los Angeles, CA, in 2017 for their permanent collection. Simmons continued, “Aside from my art exhibitions, I hope that my cameraman appearances for the restart of” iCarly “and” Family Reunion “will be picked up for new seasons. I start filming Nickelodeon’s “Warped!” this summer. And who knows, maybe there will be some work on other additional television and film projects in the mix in the future. “Learn more about John Simmons, ASC at: https://johnsimmonsasc.com/.