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“What a shot!”

Annenberg Space for Photography
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Los Angeles, California
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“What a shot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

How ubercool is this place......righteous musicians captured by equally talented photographers.
The two come together and viewer is on the journey and along for the ride---it's such an exceptional show a true rarity.
Really do not miss this experience--you are transformed back to a day in history where so much in the world was unfolding and how music was the reaction by the youth.
It's captivating and you feel as though the photographers have shared personal experiences with you. You are soaring in their universe and it's awesome.
If you go on a weekend the parking is under 2.00--the museum is free--head phones and all.
The space outside the center is a mesmerizing view of the city.....wow-- thank you

Visited August 2012
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“Great exhibition space and exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We went this past weekend for the "Who Shot Rock & Roll" exhibit. We had been to Annenberg before, and love the small setting. The space does not leave you wondering for hours like a huge museum.

The Rock & Roll exhibit is great, and I highly recommend it. You should plan for an hour to an hour and a half for the entire process. You can pace yourself through the exhibits and then take time out to watch the video. Be sure to have your QR reader ready on your phone to listen to the actual photographers discuss their shots.

Finding the place can be a little hard, but follow the small signs for parking and follow everyone else to the exhibit. On the weekends you should allow at least 30 minutes to wait in line, but thankfully Century City is deserted at that time so you won't have traffic.

You will find yourself looking to come back for their next exhibit!

Visited September 2012
Thank Lisa H
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Los Angeles, California
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“Who Shot Rock-N-Roll?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

GREAT exhibit! Tons of wonderful photography and anecdotes of that specific moment in time. Please note: Allow plenty of time on weekends for the queue outside and for the 35 min documentary & slide show inside. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful too!

Visited September 2012
Thank LilHonu
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“Music fans and photography fans - it's a hit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Along many of the lampposts down major streets in Los Angeles are banners advertising an exhibit entitled "Who Shot Rock and Roll" showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Now through October 7, the exhibit is about the men and women who photographed iconic figures in music.

I didn't even know L.A. had an Annenberg Space for Photography. We'll, the ASP has been around since 2009 and is located in the heart of Century City. We went on Labor Day and the streets were pretty empty. We parked underneath the building. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated so that you get a nice discount on the parking. We were there about 1 1/2 hours and it cost $1.00.

Once at the exhibit, they had a table of fruit, cookies and lemonade for free. Not sure if it is always there (I doubt it), but it was nice to grab a little snack.

Admission is also free and that is always the case.

Inside there are walls filled with terrific photographs of various music artists from the 50's and 60's like Elvis, the Beatles, Hendrix and the Stones, up to more contemporary artists like the Ramones, Amy Winehouse and Madonna. Bring your cell phone and be sure you have a QR reader. There are a bunch of those QR code thingies all over the exhibit and you can pick up additional commentary by the photographers themselves by using your phone. Pretty cool.

There's also a 25 minute film that is worth sitting through which describes not only the world of the musicians, but how the photographers are brought into that world. Some of the photos you will recognize as the basis for various album covers, others show the musicians in private, never before seen moments.

Well worth the 1 1/2 hours. You could go through the exhibit faster, but why hurry. Enjoy.

Visited September 2012
Thank jtlerman
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Southern California
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“Fantastic! A MUST for Photography Lovers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We come for every show and never are disappointed. The video presentation is interesting, informative and typically 30-40 minutes. Afterwards, you walk the hall and see everything that was in the video. You need about 90 minutes to enjoy this small, but impactful, museum. Century City Mall is across the way, or walk over to the hotel for a drink and people-watching. A short drive two blocks is Rodeo Drive.

Visited August 2012
Thank whocareswhoiam
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