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Meet Lawrence Shapiro of Lshapirophotography in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lawrence Shapiro.

Lawrence, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have been involved in photography for 50 years, started out doing anything and everything, also taught photography on the HS level, adult school level, college level and art school. Over the last 17 years I have concentrated on documentary work, doing almost all of my work in Cuba featuring Afro-Cuban Folkloric dance and music. I have self-published five photobooks on this subject, one of which is in the main library of Cuba in Havana. Also, a copy of the book is in the museum of dance in Havana. I do some work with the Afro-Cuban music and dance community in Los Angeles.

Has it been a smooth road?
For me it has fairly smooth since I really enjoy doing what I do, my wife is involved in Afro-Cuban dance so working together has been fun, and her direction has really helped. Also, I really enjoy teaching photography which has made everything happier.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Lshapirophotography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My work is self-directed, as I mentioned most of work is done in Cuba or for Cuba dance and music groups.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I live on the westside which is a pure joy, people are friendly, the weather is friendly and the city as a whole is full of Cultural venues. Like everybody, I can do without out the traffic, even late at night. Although I have adapted and use the Metro rail system as much as I can, usually the Expo line.

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  • Phone: 1310 699-6492

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1 Comment

  1. Quentin Josephy

    February 7, 2018 at 02:06

    Larry and Judith are great artists known them for years.

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