Lucie Foundation and photo l.a. are pleased to announce the first CONVERGE: 11 DAYS OF FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHIC PROGRAMMING, January 11 - 22, 2017. This initiative in which both organizations will collaborate to bring together photographic initiatives honoring all aspects of photography, will include multiple exhibitions, events and celebrations to be presented during this comprehensive 11-day period.  Aligning with LA Arts Month in January, CONVERGE will provide destination programming where photo l.a., as the centerpiece, is surrounded by a robust Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) line-up. To accomplish this, for its ninth year, MOPLA moves from April to January 12 - February 12, 2017.

These two recognized photographic arts organizations share a mutual goal - to honor, enliven and celebrate photography in the Los Angeles community. 

CONVERGE requests individual organizations to join in and take the 11-day challenge, in that they present programing and media outreach during this intensive time, utilizing their power for the entire community. Both organizations will coordinate all efforts and come together to celebrate and reap the benefits.


© Tony Vaccaro

© Tony Vaccaro

photo l.a.

January 12, 7:00-9:00pm


The REEF, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

photo l.a. 2017 will launch with the annual Opening Night Benefit on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 7-9PM. The evening will benefit the Lucie Foundation, an outstanding international non-profit whose goal it is to, "Honor Master Photographers, Discover and Cultivate Emerging Talent and Promote the Appreciation of Photography Worldwide." Please join us for photo l.a.'s 26th edition and to celebrate the launch of CONVERGE!

This event is open to all photo l.a. VIP ticket holders or by invitation only.

Fair Dates: January 12 - January 15, 2017

Buy Tickets for the Opening Night Gala here.

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© David Black

© David Black

The Lodge

January 13, 7:00-9:00pm


1024 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Lodge and independent curator Audrey Landreth are pleased to present David Black: Cerro Gordo.
Timed closely to the publication of David Black's first monograph, Cerro Gordo by Hat & Beard Press, (December 2016), this exhibition of fourteen large format prints is David Black’s first exhibition at The Lodge. 

Located on the edge of Death Valley, Cerro Gordo is a ghost town that was once the greatest producer of silver in California. In the early 20th century, Eastman Kodak used the silver mined at Cerro Gordo to manufacture early motion picture film stock. The film was then utilized by an emerging Hollywood to capture the most popular genre of the time: Westerns. Western films were then exported all over the world and used to define a vision of the West. 

For photographer David Black, Cerro Gordo is a steep, windy street in Echo Park, where he lived during the years that the work for this exhibition was made. After the death of his father in 2014, it was on this street that Black experienced both love and heartbreak. During restless nights and aimless drives through the streets of Los Angeles, these images came to him, and he followed them to actualization over the course of two years. The selection of work on view is a powerful showcase of vivid and plaintive visions of Los Angeles, and the paradoxical duality of the West. Cerro Gordo celebrates both the light and the shadow that sculpt the city's singular sprawl: the mechanical monsters that populate the oil fields; the cool cars that heat up the streets; the atmospheric haze that permeates all like a melancholic daydream; its unrelenting highways; its autopsied landscape; its diverse voices holding out for hope, and its steady stream of cowboys longing for the drea                                                                                                                            

Exhibit runs through January 22, 2017.

© Vijat Mohindra

© Vijat Mohindra

MaRS Gallery

January 13, 7:30-9:30pm


649 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA  90023

Vijat Mohindra: "Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen"                                                                                           
Many of Vijat Mohindra's subjects, such as Amanda Lepore and drag performer Amazon Ashley, perform transgressive versions of femininity that do not conform to gender norms. In these highly constructed stage sets, saturated with primary colors, their fluid spectrum of sexuality and gender acts as a kind of prism, refracting the infinite number of colors within those individual monochromes.

Exhibit runs from November 5, 2016 - January 4, 2017.

© Dustin Snipes

© Dustin Snipes


Contact Photo Lab

January 14, 6:00-9:00pm

TimeFrame LA

618 Moulton Ave #E, Los Angeles, CA 90031

For over five years, photographer Dustin Snipes, shot Timeframe for the back page of Los Angeles magazine. By lining up a vintage photo against the modern day to day scenes of Los Angeles, he created a snapshot reminding us of where we were and who we are now.


Exhibit runs through February 2, 2017.

© Michael Grecco

© Michael Grecco

Leica Gallery

Artist Reception: January 17, 6:00-9:00pm


8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

After the Audition is part of an ongoing series on The Urban Landscape. This  new work consists of 6 foot and 8 foot large scale prints shot around Los Angeles.

Exhibit runs from February 4 - February 31, 2017.

© Jessica Sample

© Jessica Sample

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

January 19, 7:00-10:00pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wanderlust: A Silent Auction Benefit aims to show us how the world is a beautiful, complex and fragile place.  This is often most apparent to us through the lens of the traveler.  This group show presents the travel photographs from emerging and established photographers, each of whom explore the world to discover their own deep and unique sense of place. This year the proceeds will be going to Natural Resources Defense Council.   NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends-- using law and science to effect change. Curated by Jessica Sample.

Participating artists include: Cedric Angeles, Jessica Antola, Emily Berl, Cass Bird, Brinson + Banks, Peter Bohler, João Canziani, Amanda Friedman, Michael George, Callie Giovanna, Brian Guido, Gabriela Herman, Jenny Hueston, Megan Miller, Anne Menke, Brian Paumier, John Francis Peters, Jessica Pons, Jessica Sample, Pascal Shirley, Emily Shur, Jake Stangel, Julia Stotz, Michael Turek, Joaquin Trujillo, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Magdalena Wosinska.

Preview: January 17

© Niko Giovanni Coniglio

© Niko Giovanni Coniglio

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

Opening Reception with the Artists: January 19, 7:00-9pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring local and global emerging and established photographers. 

Participating artists include:

Luke Austin, Birgit Freybe Bateman, Nicola Buck, Alex Cave, Parinya Champ, Niko Giovanni Coniglio, Phil Donohue, David Egan, Guendalina Fiore, Daniel Castro Garcia, Ellen Garvens, Paula Rae Gibson, Toni Greaves, Photographer Hal, Jill Hannes, Lucy Snowe Henry, Erin Hoffstetter, Jay Kim, Tania Franco Klein, Katelyn Kopenaver, Hugh Kretschmer, Sasha Maslov, Michael McCoy, Nathaniel Perales, Lauren Pisano, Marlies Plank, James Porschen, Osceola Refetoff, Jessica Sample, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Karolina Sekula, Niv Shank, Steven Simko, Arden Surdam, Zak Van Bijon, Leticia Zica, Shaughn and John, Synchrodogs.    

Exhibit runs through January 26, 2017.

© Parinya Champ

© Parinya Champ

The Icon

January 20, 7:00-9:00pm


5450 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90036 

This is an exhibition of Parinya Champ’s Landscapes of the Hyperspace, a ten photo survey unveiling vibrantly haunting abstract landscapes of a higher dimensional realm of consciousness known as Hyperspace—a place of timelessness and fractal decadence coexisting in an intricate synchrony of blistering light. His continual research into transcendental meditations and entheogens has revealed that psychoactive lenses can focus consciousness into receiving higher dimensional frequencies—journeying to see a glimpse into the deepest, darkest levels of existence where singularity and its allure are encountered. 

The artist is attempting to visually map the Hyperspace by producing photos depicting abstract landscapes he has built from sophisticated constructions of holograms, paint, and film. They depict hyperdimensional spaces he has encountered on his journeys to the farthest reaches of human consciousness.

Exhibition runs through February 9, 2017.

Landscapes of the Hyperspace

     © Arden Surdam

     © Arden Surdam

Sloan Projects

January 21, 5:00-8:00pm

Hold Your Breath - A Solo Exhibition by Arden Surdam

Sloan Projects, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery B5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Arden Surdam is an L.A. based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography and digital media. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH and her MFA from CalArts in 2015.  She was recently named winner of Focus Photo L.A. at Photo Basel and has been an artist in residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Artfarm, Marquette, NE; and the Hilltop Residency, Val Verde, CA, among other venues. Surdam is actively involved in The Feminist Works Program Lecture Series at CalArts, Valencia, CA. Her work has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, BlouinArtInfo and The Eye of Photography.

Exhibit runs through February 15, 2017.

Robert Berman Gallery

January 21, 5:00-8:00pm

Looking Back: 10 Years of Photography from ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY

Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404

This exhibition will feature photography by every photographer ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY has exhibited over the past ten years. Artists include: Alex Prager, Marla Rutherford, Lauren Marsolier, John Colao, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, Gerald Slota, Christopher Felver, John Valadez, Dietrich Wegner, Ted Soqui, Julian Wasser, Sarah Danays, Ian and Erick Regnard, and others. 

Exhibit runs from January 14 - February 11, 2017.

© Metin Oner

© Metin Oner

Aesthesia Studios

January 22, 4:00-6:00pm


12130 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90066

AESTHESIA STUDIOS in partnership with MOPLA is proud to announce the 4th annual Analogue Portrait Project! The Analogue Portrait Project is a submission-based competition with one rule: all portraits submitted must have been made using film, not digital cameras.


Lou Noble, Editor-in-Chief, The Photographic Journal
Chloe Aftel, Analogue Photographer and Curator
Stephanie Morton, Artist
Roy Byrne, Curator, The Analogue Project / @theanalogueproject
Sabrina Bajaj, Senior Art Producer, 72 and Sunny

Prizes will be presented as follows:
1st Prize - One day shoot at Aesthesia Studio B with grip and strobe package*
2nd Prize - One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*
Peoples Choice - One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*

Additionally, twenty-five entrants will be invited to submit a framed or matted print to be shown at the Artists Reception on January 22nd at AESTHESIA STUDIOS as part of Month of Photography Los Angeles.