Photographer Gil Garcetti to Speak at Marywood University

Published on Tue, February 10, 2009

The Marywood University Art Department and Art Galleries will host Gil Garcetti, a renowned photographer, at Marywood University on Wednesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. in the Comerford Theatre (Room 126), Center for Natural and Health Sciences. Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee, Mr. Garcetti will be discussing his photographs, which are currently being shown as part of the exhibit Frozen Music: Frank Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert in the Mahady Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

A frequent lecturer, Mr. Garcetti has appeared on several national news programs to discuss both legal issues and his photographic interests. His wide-format photographs, which were published in a second book and are exhibited with drawings and images loaned from Gehry Partners, are “beautiful representations of the Disney Concert Hall’s sculptural qualities,” according to Vernon Mays, Curator of Architecture and Design.

In 2001, Mr. Garcetti began the photographic project that resulted in his documentary book entitled Iron: Building the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The project led him to create a second set of panoramic photographs of the finished building, which appear in Frozen Music: Frank Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. From 1992-2000, he served as District Attorney for Los Angeles County. He had more than a quarter million cases filed each year and his office achieved a 92 percent conviction rate. Under his watch, the department prosecuted numerous high-profile cases, including those involving Enis Cosby (son of entertainer Bill Cosby), the Menendez brothers, and O.J. Simpson. In 2002, he served as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The son of Mexican immigrants, Mr. Garcetti holds degrees from the University of Southern California, London School of Economics, and UCLA School of Law. Frozen Music: Frank Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert Hall will be on display in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, until March 22. For more information on the lecture, please contact Stephen Garrison at 570.348.6278, or visit on the Art Galleries website.