Thursday, July 31, 2008
It seems that every week, a new website documenting street style pops up. It's a trend that seems to have run its course, and one the feels oddly contemporary and exclusive to our age of digital cameras, party photographers, and excessive hype. Proving once again that everything has been done before and everything is indeed cyclical, LACMA is correcting our misconceived ownership of the phenomenon with their upcoming LA Flash exhibition, wherein they show photos taken in 1973 which documented Los Angeles' street style of the time.
To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, LACMA is inviting its visitors a chance to participate in the re-up of their documentation. Visitors of their Late Night Art program on September 6th will be photographed, with the photos being subsequently archived for future use and uploaded on the web for instant consumption. Expect your Facebook newsfeed to be a mile long the morning after. $10 gets you in the door, head on over to the LA Flash page for more info and advance tickets.