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Backstage at the most glamorous awards show

Art Streiber
Art Streiber
Art Streiber
Art Streiber
Art Streiber talks about some of his favorite photos over the course his 15 years as a backstage Oscar photographer.
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Anne Hathaway (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) holding their Oscars after their wins in 2013.
Art Streiber
Art Streiber

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We're less than three weeks away now from the Academy Awards.

Among those gearing up for the big event is Art Streiber. He's one of a handful of photographers granted backstage access and he's been shooting the Oscars for the past 15 years.  

Streiber has taken up close and personal images of just about every star under the sun... but some of his favorite images are of the gold trophy itself. 

Many of those images are now on display at Smashbox Studios in Culver City as part of an exhibition called Oscar Revealed.

To learn a bit more about what it takes to get great images at the Academy Awards, Alex Cohen visited Streiber at his studio on the West Side of L.A. 

He began by telling the show, why he loved the Oscars growing up. 

To hear the full interview, press the blue play button above.

To see some of Art's favorite images he's taken over the years, click through the slideshow above.