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Portraits, an Exhibition of Celebrity Photographs by Robert G. Zuckerman, Opens January 18 at Edgemar Center The Arts


January 5, 2015

David Bowie photo by Robert G, Zuckerman

Will Smith calls him "Picasso." Arnold Schwarzenegger called him "the best photographer I have ever worked with." Robert G. Zuckerman has created photography to publicize television series (American Horror Story, Rescue Me, Justified, The Shield, Nip/Tuck, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, many more), feature films (Flight, Pain and Gain, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Unstoppable, Training Day, G-Force, many more), and special events (Malcolm X Commemoration), as well as for magazine assignments (Vanity Fair, Us, People, Time, Paris Match, Entertainment Weekly, many more0 and album covers (Capitol, Sony, Warners, Polygram, Virgin, Interscope, more). A career of photographing the famous and luminous is distilled into an exhibition titled Portraits opens Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, running through the end of April.

The exhibit consists of photographic portraits of celebrities from the worlds of Hollywood and the fine arts.

Robert G. Zuckerman, who holds degrees from UC Berkeley and the American Film Institute, is currently based in Miami. He will be available in Los Angeles and Santa Monica January 12- January 19 for photography, teaching and speaking. He can be reached at 323-864-3100 or [email protected]

Mr. Zuckerman is currently a Dean's Distinguished Fellow at Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts. He recently had a major solo exhibit of his new Kindsight ® series at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

Portraits included in the exhibition include those of Morgan Freeman, Heavy D, John Turturro, David Bowie, Will Smith, Faye Dunaway, Arnold Schwarzenegger with Bill Clinton, Kate Winslet, Marcello Mastroianni, Al Pacino, Jeff Goldblum, Roy Lichtenstein, more.

Portions of sales of prints from the exhibition will be donated to Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD) Research Foundation ( ) and to Hope N Carry Project, which provides cameras and mentoring to at-risk youth.

Edgemar Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization, is home to a two-theatre and gallery complex housed in a Frank Gehry-designed structure at 2437 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Phone: 310-399-3666. Website:

Gala Opening Night reception takes place on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., hosted by Edgemar Artistic Director Michelle Danner and Edgemar Managing Director Alexandra Guarnieri. Dr. Brent Fogel of UCLA will speak about APBD. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested to [email protected]

Parking is available (fee charged) in a lot adjacent to the venue.

The Gallery at Edgemar is open on an ongoing basis weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.


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