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Wayne Thom’s photography throws a “generous spotlight . . . on a generation of buildings in Los Angeles”—Los Angeles Times
Join us for a guided bus and walking tour of six landmark buildings in downtown Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill area, led by preeminent architectural photographer Wayne Thom. Learn about how Thom worked with natural light to create iconic images of the concrete and mirrored-glass skyscrapers of downtown L.A., while taking your own photographs of sites such as the Bonaventure and ARCO Tower. Thom will be joined by Woodbury University professor and urbanist Emily Bills, who will shed light on the successive building booms of downtown L.A.’s complex social and architectural history.
Wayne Thom is an internationally renowned architectural photographer. He was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Vancouver and then Southern California. In his decades-long career, he has photographed more than 2,800 projects, most notably buildings in L.A. (Photography collection in the USC Digital Library, USC Libraries profile, USC News feature, Wired Magazine feature)
Emily Bills is an adjunct professor and coordinator of the Urban Studies Program at Woodbury University, as well as the California Coordinator for the Society of Architectural Historians’ Archipedia project.
Bunker Hill | KCET feature: “Rediscovering Downtown L.A.’s Lost Neighborhood of Bunker Hill”, Wikipedia
Architectural Photography Workshop with Wayne Thom
Friday, October 5, 2018, at 1 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library 240
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Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries.