An Intimate Dinner with Douglas Kirkland
Snap Dinner Series celebrates Snap!’s 10th Year Anniversary with a memorable, intimate evening and dinner inside the gallery with legendary Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland, and a VIP preview to the retrospective exhibition of his work, 'A Life in Pictures on view at Snap! Space. This exclusive event only hosted 70 seats.
* 6 PM - Champagne VIP hour with book signing [Optional]
* 7 PM - Cocktail hour with private tour of exhibition followed by dinner in the gallery with Douglas and Francoise Kirkland.
A fundraiser for Snap! Cultural Events, a Florida 501(c)(3) art organization, whose mission is to celebrate master photographers, cultivate emerging talent, and enhance the cultural vibrancy of the City of Orlando.
About the artist and exhibition: Snap! Space presents 'Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures’.
A retrospective exhibition of Douglas Kirkland’s timeless photographs, curated by Patrick & Holly Kahn. On the occasion of its 10th year Anniversary, Snap! Orlando brought back legendary Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland. Kirkland has been at the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, working for the world’s most reputable magazines, for more than 50 years. As a young photographer in 1961 he was assigned to photograph Marilyn Monroe and during several hours in a closed studio one night, captured a stunning portfolio of alluring and intimate images that survive to this day as a testament to her beauty and vulnerability.
Douglas Kirkland is today one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger, Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, Charlie Chaplin, Grace Jones, and countless others. Douglas Kirkland’s fine art photography has been exhibited all over the world and is featured in the permanent collection of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra Australia, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Eastman House in Rochester, the Houston Center for Photography, and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
Born in 1934 in Fort Erie, Canada, he began his career as an apprentice to acclaimed photographer Irving Penn in 1957. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C., Photographer of the Year from PMA, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto Canada in May 2006. He currently lives and works in Hollywood Hills, CA.
About the book: 'Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures’
This 368 pages monograph, featuring an insightful foreword by acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann and his award winning wife Catherine Martin, reveals both Kirkland and his prolific work. This comprehensive volume of collected images honors the talented photographer who has been such an integral force in both the photography world and in contemporary culture.
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