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George Steinmetz: Desert Air

exhibition, photography

January 21, 2014 - March 7, 2014

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bank of America Plaza
333 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

This Arts Brookfield-commissioned exhibition features 42 large-scale photographs from the book Desert Air. George Steinmetz, an award-winning photographer, spent fifteen years documenting the world’s extreme deserts from the air, using the lightest and slowest motorized paraglider that exists to capture some of the world’s most remote environments. This enormously ambitious project took the photographer to 27 different countries and Antarctica to discover surreal landscapes that have been shaped by natural forces into unique patterns and designs. Steinmetz’s work underscores the pressing need to preserve these areas from increasing environmental threat.

The exhibit was originally on display at Brookfield Place in New York City in 2013, and most recently at the Allen Center in Houston.


Congratulations to the winner of the Desert Air book:  @Beardarmstrong on Instagram.  See the winning photograph!

Follow us and post your own pic of a Downtown LA cityscape on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ArtsBrookfield by February 28, 2014. Qathryn Brehm, new Executive Director of the Downtown LA Art Walk will chose the most creative photo. The prize is a signed copy of the Desert Air book.