Beauty is not often the first word that comes to mind when discussing the industrial views of the Port of Long Beach. However, that’s exactly what photographers have captured in this year’s Port of Long Beach "PHOTOGALLERY.”
The photographs featured in the “PHOTOGALLERY,” an exhibit opening at the Museum of Latin American Art on Sunday, Oct. 4, are the result of a workshop taught by Port photographers that was followed by a twilight shoot during a special harbor boat tour. Eighty beginning, amateur and professional photographers participated. Both the workshop and behind-the-scenes Port tour took place in August. The participants then submitted their best pieces for the juried gallery exhibit.
The goal of the program is to promote cultural arts through photography for Long Beach Arts Month, a project of the Arts Council for Long Beach. Held annually in October, the city’s celebration coincides with National Arts and Humanities Month. Other events during the month include art shows, world-class museum exhibits, live music festivals and other cultural events.
The exhibit marks the third consecutive year the Port has teamed with the Arts Council on the project. This year’s collaboration adds another partner, the Museum of Latin American Art, where the photographs will be displayed in “The Port to Learning” gallery.
The public is invited to come see this unique perspective of Port operations. The exhibit, with more than 75 images on display, is located at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, 90802. The show runs from Oct. 4 to Jan. 3 and is open for viewing 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.