Alumni exhibit photographs

Gabi Berchtold

Credit: Kevin O’Malley. Michele’s Asselin’s wall in the ‘Decades’ gallery.

The Decades photography exhibit opened April 24 and features the work of three alumni from three different decades, Art Streiber ’80, Michele Asselin ’90 and Matt Sayles ’00.

The exhibit features each artist’s work in two different parts. The first part focuses on the photographers’ previous works, mainly their portraiture which includes images of figures such as Donald Trump, Meryl Streep, Eric Garcetti, Monty Python and Justin Bieber.

“[The second part is] like a retroactive high school assignment of new work,” visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley said.

Streiber photographed students who live more than 20 miles away from school, Asselin shot portraits of 28 seniors as she read them their college application essays and Sayles photographed seven Harvard-Westlake alumni.

“I have always had it in the back of my mind that we should do a show of professional alum photographers,” O’Malley said.

He invited Streiber, Asselin and Sayles to show their work in the Feldman-Horn Gallery. January Parkos Arnall ’96 joined the team to curate the gallery.