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Ackerman/Gruber in Wide Angle View Exhibit

Still Image from Trapped: Mental Illness in America's Prisons

The husband/wife team of Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are a powerhouse in the new technology of multimedia journalism.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are carving a path combining still photography with video to create stories conveying information about our society. Five of their videos are included in the exhibit Wide Angle View at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California. One, Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons, won an Emmy.

Visit the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to experience Ackerman/Gruber’s work as well as the assignment and personal work of 16 award-winning photo and multimedia journalists who have covered important events world-wide.

Wide Angle View – Feb 4-March 26, 2011, opening reception Feb 5, 6-10 pm. Free

117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701,  714.667.1517

Hours of operation: Thurs & Sun 12 – 5, Fri & Sat 12 – 9, Closed on Mon, Tue & Wed

For information about the exhibit email


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.

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