Issue #92  9/8/2005
LACMA to Hold Memorial Service For Robert Sobieszek

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is planning a memorial service for Robert Sobieszek. Robert Sobieszek was the Senior Curator and Department Head, Photography, for LACMA. Sobieszek passed away in July after a long battle with cancer. He was only 62 years old.

The service will be held Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm at LACMA's Bing Theater. Cocktails will be served on the Los Angeles Times Central Court following the service.

Sobieszek's contributions to photography are almost too numerous to mention, including authoring ten books and contributing to or editing 90 others. During his stay at LACMA, he had greatly increased the size of the photography collection by approximately 5,600 images. During the last Photo LA, Sobieszek still made the rounds in a wheel chair. I remember his friendly, good humored manner at my booth. He will be dearly missed by the photo community.

Gifts in honor of Sobieszek can be made to: LACMA's Photography Acquisition Fund, Attn: Diana Veach, Development Office, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.