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Wide Angle View – Photojournalist Exhibit

Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international photo and multimedia journalists, curated by yours truly, Gina Genis, is currently on view at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. They have all won top honors in their field, including Pultizers and Emmys. This is the best of photojournalism from around the globe.

How do journalists decompress from the stress of being placed in war zones and natural disasters? What do they choose to photograph on their own time? Wide Angle View exhibits 120 photographs, placing five assignment images next to five personal images to show us the human behind the lens. Twenty one films, including Altered Oceans (Pulitzer) by Rick Loomis, and Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons (Pulitzer) by Ackerman Gruber can be viewed in our media room.

The opening reception on February 5, was a smashing success. Over 1,300 people attended. Rick Loomis, Sandy Huffaker, and Heidi Laughton, all exhibiting work were gracious meeting and answering questions from the crowd. Many other journalists planned on attending, but were sent on assignment to cover the upheaval in Egypt, the cyclone in Australia, or the Super Bowl.

The exhibit runs through March 26, so there is still time to come to OCCCA and see it. The catalog is available online at as a soft cover book or a pdf download.

Final Salute © Carolyn Cole/LA Times

Mexican Drug Tunnel © Sandy Huffaker

Beijing Olympics © Donald Miralle

“Wide Angle View promises to be a compelling exhibition, blurring the boundaries of photojournalists’ assignments and personal photographs. It is hard not to be consumed by the images and become drawn into each narrative, giving viewers the opportunity to experience a full spectrum of our humanity.” – Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator, Laguna Art Museum

Included in the exhibit are: Abir Abdullah, Ackerman Gruber, David Bathgate, Christopher Booker, Michael Robinson Chavez, Carolyn Cole, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Sandy Huffaker, Pierre Kattar, Omar Khalifa, Heidi Laughton, Rick Loomis, Benjamin Lowy, Donald Miralle, Hazel Thompson, and Tim Wimborne.

Wide Angle View at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, February 4 – March 26, 2011. Opening reception Feb 5, 2011, 6 – 10 pm. Free and open to the public.

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About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

2 responses »

  1. Gina, this sounds incredible. I’m sorry I missed out.

    • There were so many amazing photojournalists that took part in this exhibit. I’m hoping to do something similar down the road. Maybe you can catch that one.


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