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Professional Skateboarder Turned Photographer Jason Lee to Share Images of American West at Online Event

 Lee to interact with photography fans at event with pay-what-you-wish entry

 Proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the Gordon Parks Foundation

San Diego CA— Former professional skateboarder, actor, director and photographer Jason Lee joins a virtual, pay-what-you-wish entry event to chat about his work in photography. The online event hosted by APA San Diego and the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) features a photographic talk and presentation dedicated to Lee’s work and the recent release of his third book, ‘In The Gold Dust Rush’ – a 112-page book featuring a selection of Lee’s previously unpublished American black-and-white film photographs spanning from 2008 to 2020.

The Southern California native started taking road trips over a decade ago around the American West, where he documented his trips through the lens of his camera. Through this event, fans of Lee and photography alike will have an exclusive look into Lee’s photographic works and the inspiration behind his new book.

Having established a successful career as a professional skateboarder during skateboarding’s pivotal late 80s and early 90s period, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1994, which would lead to working in film, television, and voiceover, and with such directors as Kevin Smith, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Kasdan, and Rebecca Miller.

In 2002, Lee developed a passion for photography and dedicated himself to pursuing the medium as a creative profession. His photographic works have since been featured in multiple group and solo exhibitions, magazines, and books, one of which, 2018’s A PLAIN VIEW, marked the debut publication for Film Photographic, the Instagram film photography sharing platform and photography book publisher Lee founded in 2015.

In June 2019, Lee hosted OK: Jason Lee Photographs at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his first ever solo museum exhibition. The exhibition showcased a selection of both color and black-and-white film photographs made throughout Oklahoma during a six-month period in 2018 and ran through December 2019. A book of selected works from the series will be released at a later date. In December 2020, UK publisher Stanley/Barker released IN THE GOLD DUST RUSH, a 112-page book featuring a selection of Lee’s previously unpublished American black-and-white film photographs spanning 2008 to 2020. In summer 2021, Lee will release a book of Galveston, Texas, photographs in collaboration with Galveston Historical Foundation, with Film Photographic to publish a second printing of A PLAIN VIEW winter 2021.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH ENTRY

APA San Diego and MOPA welcome attendees for this event through a donation-based ticket cost. Attendees can enjoy access to this exclusive conversation with suggested donations of $10. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Gordon Parks Foundation, an organization that permanently preserves the work of late African-American photographer Gordon Parks and supports and produces artistic and educational initiatives that advance his legacy and vision for social justice.