Photojournalist Haywood Galbreath
The Museum of African American Art (MAAA) located in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, will host a reception on Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 p.m., celebrating the launch of “My Choice of Weapons Through the Lens — History and Moments Captured,” an exhibit featuring the historic images of Los Angeles photojournalist, Haywood Galbreath. The reception is free and open to the public.
Over the years, Galbreath has provided photos for nearly every California-based publication and over 205 African-American owned media outlets, that are members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. He will share photos from his 29-year career, highlighted by assignments to cover five United States presidents and exclusive behind-the-scenes courtroom photos from the OJ Simpson “Trial of the Century.”
A native of Kentucky, Galbreath’s push for equality for members of the African American press helped him gain access to some of the most historic events in U.S. history, including Nelson Mandela’s first visit to the city, NFL Super Bowls, NBA Championships, Emmys, Oscars, earthquakes, and the 1992 civil unrest. Galbreath also served as one of President Barack Obama’s official photographers during his 2008 campaign.
Outside of his accomplishments as a history-making photojournalist, Galbreath is an advocate for young journalists of color. He is the founder and executive director of the Minority Photo Journalism Institute, a community-based non-profit organization that encourages youth to pursue professions in the field of journalism.
The MAAA is located on the third floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. For more information, call 323.294.7071 or visit http://www.maaala.org/haywoodgalbreath.html.