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Debe Arlook (b. New Jersey) is a Los Angeles based artist working in conceptual photography.  In 1984, with a B.A. in Filmmaking and minor in Psychology at American University in Washington, D.C.,  she broke her way into the Hollywood film industry working at the major studios.   Years later, as a young mom, she focused her love for the image with still photography and honed her skills as a street, documentary and reportage photographer. Social awareness took her to the jungles of Nicaragua where she documented events for Wheels for Humanity/United Cerebral Palsy.   Since 2001, her photographs have been exhibited at the Annenberg Community Beach House, Pacific Design Center, Louis Stern Gallery and others.  Recently, she was invited to show at the 2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial in San Diego.   Debe’s photographs have been featured in L’Oeil De La Photographie, Rangefinder Magazine and Shots Magazine and CD covers.  She has organized photography panels, co-curated exhibits and prints for fine art photographers in Santa Monica.

curriculum vitae

education
1984 — B.A. Filmmaking, American University, Minor Psychology, Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2013 — Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Venice and Los Angeles, CA
2014 – 2016 — Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshops, Los Angeles

group exhibits
2017 — Powers of Nine, 913 Highland, Los Angeles, CA
2017 — Love Letters, Lenscratch
2016,17 — Los Angeles: Detailed, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
2016,17 — Southern California/Baja Biennial by invitation, San Diego Art Institute, CA
2016 — Los Angeles Center for Photography Members Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016 — Size Matters, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016 — Streetscapes, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 — Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — In This Frame, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — Bathingsuits and Sunburns, Lenscratch
2014 — Shadow & Light, 1st place Award Pasadena, CA
2014 — Through The Lens, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2014 — Self Portrait and Selfies, Lenscratch
2014 — Your Favorite Portrait, Lenscratch
2014 — The Kiss, Lenscratch
2013 — Toy Camera Exhibit, Lenscratch
2013 — Night Exhibition, Lenscratch
2009 — Los Angeles League of Photographers at the Santa Monica Pier, Centennial, Santa Monica, CA
2007 — Without A Paddle Part I, Mama’s Hot Tamales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 — Without A Paddle Part II, Downbeat Café/Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 — Alternative Photography, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2006 — Everyday L.A., Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 — Damage, drkrm gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 — Site-Seen Los Angeles, I-5 Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2004 — Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2003 — APA/LA Personal Ads, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2002 — APA/LA Personal Ads, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

publications
2015 — L’Oeil de la Photgraphie, May
2009 — Rangefinder Magazine, March
2008 — 22 Century Rock, Summer
2007 — Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Brochure
2006 — Gretsch Magazine, Cover
2006 — Time Still Knocking CD, Steve Postal
2005 — House Beautiful Magazine, November
2005 — More Head CD, Stephen Ferrone’s Farm Fur, Cover
2003 — Fit Magazine, August
2003 — Brentwood Magazine, April/May
2003 — Shots Magazine, No. 82

artist lectures
2017 — Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
2016 — Pasadena Photographers Art Council, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Pasadena Photographers Art Council, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Pasadena Photography Arts, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Open Show LA, Los Angeles,CA

photographic organizations
Los Angeles Center for Photography
American Society of Media Photographers
American Photographic Society