"Some liken art to conjuring up that which is already within us - to bring
 out a memory of a dream that was once reality."  - Octavio Paz


Ansel Adams Would Have Loved Photoshop

Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 6:30-8:00pm

Photographer Richard Ehrlich’s goal, much like a painter's passion to lay down marks, comes from a desire to express internal feelings rather than to depict simply what is seen and as such provides an avenue for heightened awareness and self expression.

Rather than viewing digital optimization as pejorative or less meaningful than traditional techniques, Ehrlich has embraced the advancing technology with enthusiasm. For example, his Anatomia Digitale series depicts permutations and interpretations of radiological based images as a basis for artistic expression and celebration of the beauty of the human form. The Homage to Rothko series of Malibu skies represents a paean to one of his favorite painters whose work has been an inspirational foundation for many years. The Imaginary Place series conveys a sense of timelessness and ephemeral space.

These and other images have been the subject of over 30 gallery shows and the work is represented in the permanent collections in over 25 museums including Los Angeles County Museum, UCLA Hammer Museum, Smithsonian Institute, George Eastman House, Denver Art Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jewish Museum New York and Jewish Museum Berlin, among others.



Face - The Music

The Face-The Music project, photographing artists listening to music they have chosen, will be the center-piece for a giant fundraising effort for the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Spring 2014, as music is central to autism treatment.

One in 60 children are born with autism,a devastating condition affecting both the child and family for life.

The completed project will be published by Steidl in 2015, the very best fine art book publisher.

Gallery and museum shows are anticipated, all proceeds going to the UCLA Center. 

To see the entire project thus far, click here. 

Ringo Starr listens to The Beatles - "Come Together"