Can you imagine listening only to the Academy Awards show? The seeing is almost everything: the intense concentration of the beautiful, famous and talented maneuvering around in their finery is the show’s single greatest appeal.
“All Access at the Academy Awards: Photographs by Art Streiber,” a new exhibition featuring 120 images taken at and around the five most recent Oscar presentations, will open to the public at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2006. Admission is free and “All Access” will continue through April 16 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery.
Art Streiber has been given virtually unfettered access by the Academy since the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. He has been able to capture a wide range of moments both in the days just prior to the Oscar presentations and during the show itself, conveying moments both intensely personal and globally public. Several members of the shows’ production teams are pictured, as are Oscar winners Adrien Brody, Nicole Kidman, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank, Peter O’Toole, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Tim Robbins, Renée Zellweger, Sean Penn and Clint Eastwood.
Since 1993, Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel and portrait work. He regularly contributes to such publications as Vanity Fair, W, Wired, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Town & Country, Esquire, Elle and Premiere, where his work from the 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th Academy Awards appeared. Streiber also contributes to In Style Magazine, which will publish his images from the 77th Academy Awards.