APA Personal Projects: Jeff Sheng

Jeff Sheng APA Event In Denver and LA

The APA-LA series, Personal Projects, highlights some of the  work done by photographers when they are not doing commissioned, commercial work. APA's hope is to put a spotlight on those individuals creating personal projects, and to encourage and to inspire others to do the same.

APA's next Personal Project event features the creative and emotional work of photographer Jeff Sheng.

Jeff's personal project, and now book, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a collection of portraits Jeff created of some of the closeted service members serving our country.  While Jeff creatively obscures the identity of his military personnel subjects, Jeff has essentially put a face on the many individuals living double lives in order to serve their country, our country.  The bravery of these men and woman on the battlefield, during deployment and in front of Jeff's lens, speaks volumes of their character to take a stand against the US Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

Jeff will discuss his project from idea to books and exhibit.   Jeff will share images from his ongoing project and share stories from his experiences this project has awarded him. Jeff will end his presentation with a Q&A, and will have books available for signing.

Jeff's personal project has recently received the attention of the NY Times and ABC World News. Jeff's solo exhibition of the series will open September 18th, at Kaycee Olsen Gallery in Culver City.

Check the APA-LA blog for information.
Jeff received his BA from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies (filmmaking and photography), and received his MFA in Studio Art/Photography from the University of California, Irvine, and he now teaches photography at the University of California, Santa Barbara"
Please join us for this inspirational evening with Jeff Sheng. www.JeffSheng.com

The event is 6-9pm and includes complimentary dinner and refreshments.
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1st In Denver
Thursday June 3rd, 2010
At Denver Pro Photo
235 S Cherokee St
Denver CO 80223
$15 online ($20 at the door)

Thursday June 10th, 2010
8549 Higuera St
Culver City CA 90232
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Reserve Spot $15 online ($20 at the door)

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Jeff is represented by Kaycee Olsen Gallery www.KayceeOlsen.com
Jeff's book "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (ISBN-13: 978-0-9844474-1-1) May be ordered online for $24.95 at DADTbook.com.