Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 03 2014


The Annenberg Space for Photography, Skylight Studios 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free. 

 Vincent J. Musi has been a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1993, covering subjects from the Texas Hill Country to hurricanes, volcanoes and mummies. A specialist in animal portraits, his recent work includes projects on domestication, intelligence and cognition. Musi’s work has taken him from historic Route 66 to the oldest temple on Earth in Turkey. He is also a contributor to TIME, Newsweek, Life, Fortune and The New York Times Magazine.

Musi always likes to talk to animals right before he shoots them. He will speak about how he learned to be an animal photographer and like it, despite the fact that animals growl, bark, roar, bite, hiss, claw, poop and pee on you.

Studio 1342

Apr 10 2014

Unsung Heroes of the American West - A Featured MOPLA Event

1342 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Admission: Free. 

The Society of Publication Designers and Studio 1342 present another fun-filled night of right-brain thinking on the left coast!  

Help us celebrate our ninth ‘unsung’ night. 

Passion Projects 

Cat Jimenez (Lucie Founation), Maren Levinson (Redeye Reps), Mathieu Young (Photographer), Lisa Thackaberry/Dan Chavkin (Photo Editor & Photographer), Charlie Hess (Design Director) will present their favorite west coast artists. 

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 10 2014


The Annenberg Space for Photography, Skylight Studios 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free. 

 Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences capturing the colossal changes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union to today. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered him distinction as the world’s foremost color photographer documenting the region. From the broken empire’s legacy of environmental exploitation, to the warp-speed economic transformation of Russia, Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.

The presentation will span his coverage from early work published in National Geographic to more recent stories in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. After first photographing the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for National Geographic in 1993, he returned several times. Recently he ventured deeper into the failed reactor than ever before and returned with haunting images, which will be part of his presentation and an upcoming monograph, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 • 6:30-8:00pm

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Apr 12 2014

Gallery Talks with Sara Jane Boyers and Domenico Foschi and Closing Reception - A Featured MOPLA Event

8783 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048

Admission: Free. 


Apr 12 2014

Dan Shepherd Artist Talk - In Association with MOPLA

dnj Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free. 

 dnj Gallery presents an artist talk with LA-based photographer, Dan Shepherd.  Join us as Dan shares his insights about the human connections to nature and discusses his solo exhibition Blinded by Science: Alaska & California Collections .

The Loft at Liz's

Apr 16 2014

ONE SHOT: ONE WORLD Artist Talk - A Featured MOPLA Event

Loft at Liz’s Gallery, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free. 

Our favorite time of year is April, when it is Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and there are non-stop photo events everywhere. We are thrilled to be partnering again with The Loft at Liz’s Gallery in association with MOPLA to host an exciting evening of artist talks next Wednesday for OPEN SHOW LA #25. We will be featuring a select group of photographers exhibiting in the One Shot: One World show which will include the first place winners of the 2013 International Photography Awards (IPA).

Hope to see you all next week,

Dan & Jonas, Co-Producers, Open Show LA


EVENT: OPEN SHOW LA #25 | The Loft at Liz’s - In Association with MOPLA

DATE: April 16, 2014 (Wed) 7 -9 pm

VENUE: The Loft at Liz's, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Above Liz’s Antique Hardware – enter through alley in back off W. 6th.)



Amy Kaps |

Eric Schwabel |

Ben von Mahler |

Mei Xian Qiu |

Phil Tarley |

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 17 2014

Cory Richards, BorderLands - In Association with MOPLA

The Annenberg Space for Photography, Skylight Studios 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free. 

 A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. Through his work in some of the planet's most remote places, he has carved a niche as a leading editorial and expedition photographer. His camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of Asia, Africa, Pakistan and the South Pacific—all in the attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but the beauty inherent in our modern society.

Richards’ photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine, Outside and The New York Times; and his film work has won awards at nearly every major adventure film festival including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

In his lecture, Richards will explore the transformative power of imagery through his own journeys to the borderlands of society and human potential.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 • 6:30-8:00pm


Rose Gallery

Apr 17 2014

Understanding Fine Art Photography - In Association with MOPLA

Rose Gallery 2525, Michigan Ave., G5 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Non Member Fee $30.00, APAIEP Member Fee $15.00 

 The definition and understanding of what makes a photographic image “art” is undoubtedly subjective and sometimes a bit confusing. 

On Thursday April 17th, APA Los Angeles presents a panel discussion to help demystify and explain the intention of creating fine art imagery.  We will hear the perspectives from  gallery owner Rose Shoshana, educator Sune Woods (Cal Arts) as well as artist Brett Van Ort and Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karen Sinsheimer.

Panel moderator Aline Smithson is a renowned photographer and teacher who is represented by galleries around the world. Aline founded the fine art photography blog LENSCRATCH.

We will explore the blurred lines between fine art and editorial imagery-- work that is shot with intention and concepts. We will explore the kind of work that finds its way onto gallery walls and into museum collections.

We are thrilled to be having this event at the prestigious ROSEGALLERYin Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica.

April 17, 2014

6pm- Networking and light meal

7pm- Presentation

Orange Coast College

Apr 19 2014, 1-3pm


Frank M. Doyle Pavillion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa CA 92626

Admission: Free. 

For four years Justin Kimball photographed in abandoned homes, hotels and buildings in the Northeastern United States.  Justin sought within the abandoned spaces the evidence of an individual's life. Photographing “the smallest objects (a note, a box of hair pins, a stain on a pillow)." Imball re-imagines their existence and relationship to the absent owners. 

 In an artist lecture on April 19th, Justin will discuss his 60 color photographs from this body of work as explorations of the minutiae of everyday life—a contemplation of our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind. 

Presented by: The School of Photography

Exhibition runs Thursday March 13th through Saturday, April 19th

Lecture: 1-3pm






Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 23 2014

Patricia Lanza, On Location - In Association with MOPLA

The Annenberg Space for Photography, Skylight Studios 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: Free. 

Patricia Lanza began her career at the National Geographic Society— first as a photo researcher, then as a photography editor, followed by eight years as a contract photographer, when she had over 700 pictures published.  Assignments have taken her to 48 countries for a variety of national and international clients and publications, including a contract with the Herald Tribune Syndicate for both writing and photography.

She began working for the Annenberg Foundation in 2005, researching an idea and writing an initiative on the uses of photography and digital media for Wallis Annenberg, the Foundation’s Chairman, President and CEO.

In 2009, the Annenberg Space for Photography opened.  As the Director of Talent & Content, Lanza is responsible for creating and carrying out Wallis Annenberg’s vision through themed programming and photographic exhibitions.

The Annenberg Space for Photography has won the Julius Shulman Communications award and the Lucie Award for Exhibition of the year for Beauty CULTure.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 • 6:30-8:00pm

Mack Sennett Studios 

Apr 27 2014,  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Admission: $20

Lucie Foundation + New York Film Academy present part one of a four-part speaker series, Vision+Visionaries: A Conversation About Inspiration and the Creative Process

The debut of this series features Creative Director Charlie Hess in conversation with Photographer Tierney Gearon.

This speaker series will be recorded, archived and shared by both Lucie Foundation and New York Film Academy's Los Angeles Photography Program.