Christopher Hawthorne works in the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti as the Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles. Before joining City Hall, he was architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times from 2004 to early 2018.
Tracking Time in America’s Ghettos – Iris Nights Series
A chronicler of societal shifts in changing urban landscapes, photographer Camilo José Vergara will speak to these issues with former Los Angeles Times architecture critic – and newly appointed Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles – Christopher Hawthorne.
Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America’s Library
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library is the result of celebrated American photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker’s excavation of nearly 500 images—out of a collection of over 14 million—permanently housed at the Library of Congress.
For more than 30 years, visual documentarian Carol M. Highsmith has captured life, people, and places across America on behalf of the Library of Congress, where her archive has reached 50,000 images (and growing).
Donna Ferrato is a documentary photographer, whose gifts for exploration, illumination, and documentation—coupled with a commitment to revealing the darker sides of humanity—have made her a giant in the medium.