- An Evening with Gil Garcetti
March 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You’re invited to an evening with Gil Garcetti at Creative Photo Academy. Learn how Gil went from Los Angeles District Attorney to photographer, a major career change with success. Find out why he decided to focus on photography and how he did it. Learn about Gil’s methods of pushing beyond those levels of photographic comfort and fear. He will also share his inspirations, where and how he found it and its part in his photography. Most importantly Gil will share with us the role of his published books from when he started in 2002 and today 2019.
About Gil Garcetti
A serendipitous photo of an iron worker working on the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles led Gil Garcetti to a new career. Gaining access to the site and photographing the ironworkers’ skillful and artistic work led to a book in 2002, IRON: ERECTING THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL. With this book, Gil wished to salute the construction workers, whose intricate curved, bent, and angled steel work would soon be covered over by stainless steel – and their work forgotten. Through his photographs he also wished to share the beauty of the geometry of the raw steel and to add to the pictorial history of the city of his birth, Los Angeles.
Having been a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for 32 years, eight of which he was the elected District Attorney (1992-2000), Gil oversaw 1100 prosecutors, directing them to focus their efforts on combating domestic violence and initiated specific programs designed to prevent crime. He also oversaw high profile prosecutions, such as the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson cases, and LAPD’s Ramparts Division police abuse cases.
Register online here or sign up in-store or over the phone at 310-375-7014.