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“It was crazy, like someone had turned all the lights back on. … I couldn’t wait to pick up my cameras again.”

Through the Eyes of
Mark Sennet

An Evening with Mark Sennet & Stas Namin

Award winning American photojournalist and celebrity photographer Mark Sennet is teaming up with acclaimed Russian photographer, rock musician and cult figure Stas Namin to share the stories behind some of the most  infamous photographs taken by each of them during their long careers.  The photographers will discuss the cross-section of politics and photography from their respective cultural perspectives. 

A portion of the proceeds from any photography sales made during the event will be donated the USC Shoah Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Behind the curtain accounts of some of the most iconic celebrity photographs of the 20th century. 

  • Internationally renowned Russian photographer, Stas Namin and award winning American photographer Mark Sennet discussing their favorite photographs and storied careers
  • A behind the scenes look at the life of a photojournalist 
  • Live Q & A with Mark Sennet and Stas Namin

Celebrity Photographer Mark Sennet’s Second Time at Bat

KNBC Story – Mark Sennet

Mark Sennet is happy to have had a second chance with his corrected vision. Celebrity photographer Mark Sennet has a 30 year timeline of celebrity images in his portfolio including kings and queens, actors, musicians, and presidents.

Mark realized he wasn’t focusing, felt something wasn’t right, and concerned he wasn’t getting the shots during an important shoot. His wife suggested he seek medical help. He found the proper care with surgery. Dr. Mitra Nejad at UCLA Health gave Mark a second time at bat.

Through the Eyes of

Mark Sennet
Watch an intimate evening of storytelling with the photographer Mark Sennet

Prior to his career as a film and movie producer, Mark Sennet spent 25 years as a Time-Life photojournalist and celebrity photographer. Mark has photographed presidents, princes, sports legends and iconic celebrities.

While on assignment to photograph the royal wedding in 2011, Mark noticed a drastic change in his vision, affecting the photo shoot. His vision progressively declined over the years until Ophthalmology Specialist Dr. Mitra Nejad, MD of the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA restored his vision to 20/20.

The Queer Choir of K Town- Michael Row The Boat Ashore

(Official Music Video)

Happy #ComingOutDay, Los Angeles! We’ve got a Freedom Song for you. Inspired by Harry Belafonte’s #CivilRights version of the spiritual “Michael Row The Boat Ashore,”

Carmel Magazine

Spring Summer 2020 – Covid Feature

As COVID-19 fuels fear and worry, it is easy to forget to appreciate the beauty of majestic California. The great people of Carmel and our country are as resillient as this glorious coast…

Sherman Oaks Cinema Features Hollywood Photo Exhibition

ArcLight Cinema in Sherman Oaks is hosting a photography exhibit celebrating the work of photojournalist and Hollywood portrait photographer Mark Sennet.

Beyond TV Interview

Hosted by Carlos Amezcua, Lisa Remillard
Mark Sennet
Celebrity Photographer, Royal photographer, White House Photographer, Time-Life Photojournalist


As a film and television producer, Mark Sennet has worked with some of the best in film and television, including George Clooney, Stephen King, and Steven Soderbergh…

Mark Sennet’s work at ArcLight Beach Cities

Sennet was covering the Italian-American Civil Rights League rally in June 1971 in New York City when crime family boss Joe Colombo was shot and seriously injured. The man who shot Colombo was posing as a journalist…

Getting the Shot

Oddly enough, photography wasn’t Mark Sennet’s first career choice. This boy from Great Neck, Long Island, (“the Jewish bagel capital of the world,” he jokes) wanted to be a cowboy. “I found out it was a lot of work and didn’t pay well,” he recalls…