January 2, 2004  Los Angeles

For immediate release:

ERIC LAWTON RECEIVES "JUDGES CHOICE" AWARD FOR PERSONAL.ADS 2003 EXHIBITION AT LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS 

ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA/LA and LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS present PERSONAL.ADS 2003. The exhibition includes photographs by Eric Lawton, one of which was selected for the Judges' Choice award.

Exhibit reception is Wednesday January 7, 2004 from 6-9pm at:

Louis Stern Fine Arts
9002 Melrose Ave,
West Hollywood, CA.
Tel 310 276 0147

ABOUT PERSONAL.ADS
Showcasing an outstanding range of commissioned and fine art images, this juried show bridges the gap between the commercial and fine art worlds, connecting art and commerce in a unique and significant way.

From hundreds of submissions by professional commercial and fine art photographers from North America, Europe and Latin America, fifty images were selected for this exhibition, of which six were selected for Judges Choice awards.

The exhibition will be on view at Louis Stern Fine Arts from January 2 through 7, 2004, and thereafter will be part of a traveling exhibit during 2004. The selected entries will also be posted on the Personal.Ads 2003 web gallery, and the photographers will receive recognition in WRAPAROUND magazine (distributed to over 20,000 members of the photography, advertising and design communities).  The Judges Choice awards were conducted by Stephen Garrett (retired), of The Getty Museum and the Armand Hammer Museum and Debra Weiss, Photography Consultant.  The show is curated by Louis Stern, Louis Stern Fine Arts and Michel Karman, A&I Xibit.

For information regarding PERSONAL.ADS, contact:
Advertising Photographers of America/LA
Tel (323)933-1631; Email: office@apa-la.org
Website: www.apa-la.org

October 15, 2003
ANNOUNCING RELEASE OF NEW BOOK WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC
LAWTON

The following is the publisher's description of our new book:

Announcing the Release of

NISHMAT TZEDEK, A Righteous Soul

A Book and Compact Disc Set
A Choral Symphony by Meir Finkelstein
Photographs by Eric Lawton
Inspirational Writings by Contemporary Jewish Thinkers
Executive Produced by Chayim Frenkel

Nishmat Tzedek, A Righteous Soul, is a book and compact disc set dedicated to the victims of terrorism in Israel and around the world. Nishmat Tzedek  takes listeners on a poignant musical journey and its companion book is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul. Through the universal language of music, in images and in words, this multidimensional work expresses our desire to offer comfort and hope to the grieving families, and to let them know they are neither forgotten nor alone.

Comprised of a moving, new choral symphony by world renowned composer Meir Finkelstein and a book featuring breathtaking images of Israel by award-winning photographer Eric Lawton, with inspirational writings by distinguished thinkers  and philosophers including Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel and artist Judy Chicago, Nishmat Tzedek  is a gift of the heart to the families who have lost loved ones to terrorism in Israel since September 2000.  A set is being donated free of charge to each of the victims' families.

While the families of terror victims receive financial assistance from the Israeli government, emotional support is harder to come by. The Jerusalem-based Terror Victims Association provides victim’s families with services including counseling, youth programs such as "Big Brother-Big Sister" matching and summer camp, social gatherings and outings, child care and food preparation for hospitalized victims, organizing public memorials, and lobbying on behalf of victims and their families.

We invite you to support this meaningful project, obtain copies of Nishmat Tzedek for your own family, friends, and loved ones, and participate in the healing process for the more than 800 families who have lost loved ones to terrorism in the past three years.  We hope that you will join us in offering the healing power of music, poetry and art to help relieve their suffering, and to offer them hope on their road to recovery.

To order and learn more about Nishmat Tzedek,  please visit our website at  www.arighteoussoul.org. (hotlink: http://www.arighteoussoul.org/default.html). There you may view the photographs, sample audio excerpts, read an introduction, and place orders. Nishmat Tzedek  is available for a donation of $50 per compact disc and book set, plus shipping and handling ($35 of each donation is tax deductible).  Donations will defray the costs of production and distribution to the families in Israel, and provide funds to support the important work of the Terror Victims Association.

Visit www.arighteoussoul.org or call toll-free 1.877.570.4458 
(hotlink directly to website: http://www.arighteoussoul.org/default.html)

 

ERIC LAWTON QUOTED IN 75th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW

Actress Susan Sarandon quoted Eric Lawton in introducing the "In Memoriam" section of the 75th Annual Oscars presentation on March 23, 2003 (seen on television by an estimated one billion people worldwide):

"We create because we desire to share ourselves, to express our passion, to connect with others, and sometimes to encourage dialogue which can facilitate change. We remember the artists who passed away this year through their work.  As photographer Eric Lawton reflects: 'What is a life? What do we leave behind that can't be worn down by wind, or time, or fire? It is the trace we leave on memory'."

The quotation was from Eric's essay, "Becoming the Circle", in his book The Soul Aflame (you may read the entire essay in this website in the "Writings" section).

 

ERIC LAWTON'S PHOTOGRAPHY IN PERSONAL.ADS  EXHIBITION AT PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER

Advertising Photographers of America/LA and the Pacific Design Center invite you to a special WESTWEEK Reception and Celebration of the exhibitions PERSONAL.ADS and TEN YEARS OF AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY. The exhibition includes photography by Eric Lawton. The Opening Reception is March 27, 2003, from 4-7pm at the Pacific Design Center, Suite B-219, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA (Blue Building). The show will run for several months. For Info: (323) 933 1631

About the Exhibition:

PERSONAL.ADS.

A juried exhibition and traveling show of outstanding photographic talent presented by Advertising Photographers of America/LA.

As the first juried show in a major art gallery to feature both commissioned and personal work side by side, this exhibition has special significance. It bridges the commercial and fine art worlds at the highest level of photography. Calls for entries were sent out nationally and appeared in major professional photography publications.

Jurors for the show include Peter Goulds, of LA Louver Gallery, (noted for representing David Hockney); Robert Barrett, former museum director and present Marketing Director for the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau (responsible for bringing the Van Gogh exhibition to Los Angeles); Wesley Jessup, Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art; and Steve Levit, Creative Director for the Levit Creative Group.

For information contact:
Advertising Photographers of America/LA
Tel (323)933-1631
Email: office@apa-la.org
PERSONAL.ADS. WEB GALLERY is at http://www.aandi.com/apa.html Courtesy of A&I

ERIC LAWTON EXHIBITS AT PHOTO L.A. 2003 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT EXPOSITION 

Eric Lawton's photographs were exhibited at Photo L.A. 2003, the 12th Annual International Photographic Print Exposition, represented by On the Path Gallery. The show ran from January 16-19, 2003 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.

Photo L.A. is the largest and longest running photographic art exhibition in the West and had seventy galleries and private dealers from over thirty cities as well as galleries from Denmark, France, the Czech Republic, Russia and Japan. The finest photographic art, from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art, was exhibited for sale. This was an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators and photographers to view thousands of images from all over the world. 

Visit http://www.stephencohengallery.com/archives/plaA2003.html for details on Photo L.A. 

On the Path Gallery
will be presenting the work of photographers Alan Kozlowski, Eric Lawton, Caroline Halley des Fontaines and Matthieu Ricard. Prints by Alan Kozlowski, Eric Lawton and Caroline Halley des Fontaines will be available for purchase, along with Alan Kozlowski’s newly released book, On the Path: Tibet, and Eric Lawton's recent book, The Soul Aflame.

On the Path Gallery is a fine art gallery located at 1418 2nd St. in Santa Monica, California. It specializes in representing photographic artists whose work is inspired by the world’s ancient cultures and places expressed through contemporary sensibilities and media.

For further information regarding On the Path Gallery, please contact:

On the Path Gallery
1418 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel 310.434.1995
info@onthepath.com 
www.onthepath.com 

ERIC LAWTON'S PHOTOGRAPHY IN PERSONAL.ADS. SHOW AT LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS GALLERY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA 

From December 18, 2002 through January 8, 2003 the group show PERSONAL.ADS. was
on view at the Louis Stern Fine Arts gallery in West Hollywood, California. The exhibition included photography by Eric Lawton. 

For information regarding PERSONAL.ADS, contact:
Advertising Photographers of America/LA
Tel (323)933-1631; Email: office@apa-la.org

CERTIFICATE OF TRIBUTE FROM CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Eric Lawton received a Certificate of Tribute from the City of Los Angeles for his body of work, presented by Mayor Richard Riordan at the opening of his solo exhibition, Photographs from Earth, which was on view for six months in 2001 at Los Angeles City Hall.

CURRENT COMMERCIAL WORK 
Eric's photographs are currently included in  worldwide advertising campaigns for Citigroup, including its Annual Report.

BOOK PROJECTS
Please see the information above regarding the release in May 2003 of NISHMAT TZEDEK, A Righteous Soul, a book and compact disc set with photographs by Eric Lawton. 

For more information, please contact: 

ERIC LAWTON, Photographer
528 Palisades Drive, Suite 502
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 310.319.5409
Fax: 310.394.83593
Email:  info@ericlawtonphotography.com
Website:  www.ericlawtonphotography.com

 
       

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