photo auction benefits youth arts charity, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the
Angeles—An eccentric photograph of Frank Zappa taken by
heralded celebrity photographer Greg Gorman will be offered for bidding at City
Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Photo Auction, November 1st at The
Leica Gallery in West Hollywood. The photograph, which shows the rock musician
wearing a plaid suit in a quirky red-hued office overlooking (improbably) the
U.S. Capitol, was taken for a 1988 Christmas card. Gorman has won worldwide
acclaim for his imaginative portraits of musicians, actors and other
celebrities, including Sophia Loren, Al Pacino, John Waters, Michael Jackson,
Elton John and Andy Warhol.
City Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Photo Auction will include a number of
photographs related to musicians and music. A featured photograph from another
master of portraiture, the late Leigh Weiner, shows Duke Ellington from a 1961
recording session at Columbia Records. The great composer and band leader is
standing next to a ladder; Weiner had joked with him about photographer Alfred
Eisenstaedt fondness for ladders as a way to see the world differently.

auction will also feature photographs of Joni Mitchell (Henry Diltz), Grace
Jones (Marc Vieira), Michael Jackson (Nicola Goode), Bob Marley (Kim
Gottlieb-Walker) and Janis Joplin (Steve Banks).
the event will feature work by Jeff Bridges, Doug Kirkland, Herb Ritts, George
Hurrell, Eli Reed, Anthony Friedkin, Julia Dean, Michael Semaan, Helen K. Garber,
Ruven Afanador, Jenny Okun and Brian Leatart, among many others. High-profile
Members of the American Society of Cinematographers such as Richard Crudo,
Russell Carpenter, David Darby, James Chressanthis, and Charlie Lieberman have
donated still photography from their gallery showings.
City Hearts
CITY HEARTS: For over 30 years,
programs have been that very special place for children to grow, experience the
Arts, and learn skills that help motivate and enhance school involvement,
community engagement, and a sense of caring and compassion for their local and
the global communities while encouraging and inspiring children to reach their
full potential. Founded in 1984 by Juvenile Court Public Defenders, Bob and
Sherry Jason, City Hearts has provided unique training and experiences in the
Arts to over 30,000 children since our inception. We believe that intervention
and prevention are key elements to nurturing our children to become creative,
compassionate and responsible young adults. 
City Hearts is Southern California’s pre-eminent Arts education outreach
Fresh Focus: A New Shot at Life, City
Hearts’ Photography program, encourages students to shoot with cameras – not
guns. “We teach our students to evaluate their lives and community with a
critical eye so that they may, in turn, educate others about their world and
tell their ‘story behind the shot’,” Jason explains.
What:   City Hearts: 4th Annual Fresh Focus Photo
When:  Sunday, November 1, 2015. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
Where:  The Leica Gallery, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
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