© Gregory Prescott

© Gregory Prescott

 © Gregory Prescott

© Gregory Prescott

Victory Projects Dinner and Lecture Series at The Standard, Downtown LA 

Apr 02 2015

victory projects dinner and lecture series: Gregory Prescott, Human Gallery – Official MOPLA Event

The Standard, Downtown LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Admission: $150

Click here for Tickets: http://bit.ly/MOPLAdinners_GregoryPrescott

Gregory Prescott chases the light between NYC and LA, enabling a large network of models to express his artistic vision.  He aims his camera at people to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the human form.

Nicholas Fahey of Victory Projects hosts a conversation with photographer Gregory Prescott.  Following the lecture guests will sit down and break bread with the artist.  After a night of conversation and good food each guest will receive a signed print from the artist.


 © Magda Biernat

© Magda Biernat

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography 

April 2 2015

MAGDA BIERNAT: North Via South

Skylight Studios10050 Constellation Boulevard, Los AngelesCA 90067

Admission: free.

Magda Biernat shares work from her most recent projects, including photographs taken during her year-long travels from Antarctica to Alaska, and speaks about her personal exploration into the built environment and its impact on the natural world.

A native of Poland currently based in New York City, Magda Biernat is a freelance photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. Her photographs, produced on assignments around the world, have been published in, among others, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Interior Design, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Dwell and Afar. Biernat's personal work deals with themes of home, habitation and belonging, and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of several awards, such as the TMC/Kodak Grant, Lucie Award and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward.

Event Hours: 6:30 - 8:00 pm. To register visit http://annenbergphotospace.org. Online registration opens Wed, Mar 25 at 12pm and Thu Mar 26 at 9:30am.

http://annenbergphotospace.org


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 © Lanakila MacNaughton

© Lanakila MacNaughton

 ©  Lanakila MacNaughton

© Lanakila MacNaughton

Victory Projects Dinner and Lecture Series at The Standard, Downtown LA

April 07 2015

Victory Projects Dinner and Lecture Series: Lanakila MacNaughton, Women’s Moto Exhibit – Official MOPLA Event

The Standard, Downtown LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Admission: $150

Click here for Tickets: http://bit.ly/MOPLAdinners_LanakilaMacNaughton

Lanakila MacNaughton lives in Portland but photographs up and down the west coast.  Her work is rooted in a need to explore not only back roads but gender stereotypes, which creates imagery that stimulates the need for classic icons.

David Fahey of Fahey/Klein hosts a conversation with photographer Lanakila MacNaughton.  Following the lecture guests will sit down and break bread with the artist.  After a night of conversation and good food each guest will receive a signed print from the artist.


 ©  Mark Leibowitz

© Mark Leibowitz

 ©  Mark Leibowitz

© Mark Leibowitz

Victory Projects Dinner and Lecture Series at The Standard, Downtown LA

Apr 09 2015

victory projects dinner and lecture series: Mark Leibowitz, Camera Obscura – Official MOPLA Event

The Standard, Downtown LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Admission: $150

Click here for Tickets: http://bit.ly/MOPLAdinners_MarkLeibowitz

Mark Leibowitz travels the world to capture these behind the scene images of the world top fashion shows.  Using the lighting, mood and costumes of the show he collaborates by creating images that invoke and record the emotion of the show for all of time with a photographic print.

Eli Consilvio of Mama Gallery hosts a conversation with photographer Mark Leibowitz.  Following the lecture guests will sit down and break bread with the artist.  After a night of conversation and good food each guest will receive a signed print from the artist.


 © Unique Nicole

© Unique Nicole

Annenberg Space for Photography

April 9, 2015 

Lecture: SLIDESHOW NIGHT: SINK OR SWIM

Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10, Los AngelesCA 90067

Admission: free

Slideshow Night is a presentation of images from artists not featured in Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, but who also photograph the world of architecture and the effects of climate change and our rising sea levels. Slideshow Night is held at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Multiple Photographers are featured at this event.      

Event hours: 6:30 - 8:00pm. To register for tickets visit http://annenbergphotospace.org

http://annenbergphotospace.org


 © Hadley and Peter Arnold

© Hadley and Peter Arnold

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

April 16 2015

HADLEY AND PETER ARNOLD: Divining Los Angeles: Adaptation By Design

Skylight Studios, 10050 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: free

Using landscape photography from across the west and experimental geospatial tools for metropolitan Los Angeles, Hadley and Peter Arnold explore promising possibilities for how humans can adapt to climate extremes in the 21st century.

Hadley and Peter Arnold are founding co-directors of the Arid Lands Institute (ALI), a research, outreach and education center at Woodbury University devoted to design of the built environment in dry lands. ALI's mission is to advance design innovation at the nexus of water, energy and climate preparation. ALI brings together design, science, policy and the arts to envision a robust and vibrant future in the US West, serving as a model for drylands globally.

Event Hours: 6:30 - 8:00 pm. To register visit http://annenbergphotospace.org. Online registration opens Wed, April 8 at 12pm and Thu April 9 at 9:30am.

http://annenbergphotospace.org


Hub LA

April 18 2015, 6.30pm Reception | 8pm Presentations

20x20 Live - A MOPLA featured event

Hub LA , 830 Traction Ave, Suite 3A, Los Angeles, CA 90013

After a sold out show at The School of Visual Arts in NYC last fall, 20x20 LIVE is returning to Los Angeles for its third year. Come watch as the city's finest photographers, photo editors and creative directors take the stage and showcase their sources of inspiration in fun, fast paced presentations of 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. It's powerpoint meets poetry slam.

Past presenters have included Gerd Ludwig, Rick Loomis, Michael Muller, Frank Ockenfels III, Emily Shur, Art Streiber, Jill Greenberg, Philip Toledano, Kwaku Alston, and many more. This year's lineup will be just as stellar.

Seating is limited, so RSVP with a $10 suggested donation. 

Hosted by Amy Wolff (PDN, CoEdit), Marcel Saba (Redux Pictures) and Mathieu Young

Sponsored in part by Adobe


Craft and Folk Art Museum

April 19 2015, 3 - 6pm, free

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video Juror and Artists Discussion - OFFICIAL MOPLA EVENT

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States

Join exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Co-Founder of Month of Photography Los Angeles, and a group of exhibiting artists for a conversation about the development of the exhibition and works on display. Participating artists are: Sohrab Akhavan, Grace Oh, Mehdi Hawaii Sardehaii, Marjan Vayghan, and Siamak Nasiri Ziba. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. 

Space is limited. 

RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


 © Kip Evans

© Kip Evans

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

April 23 2015

KIP EVANS: Our Oceans 20 Years From Now

Skylight Studios, 10050 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: free.

Kip Evans speaks about the changes he has seen in our oceans during his 30+ years of documentary-photography exploration, including a recent 17-day underwater assignment as an aquanaut with Mission 31.

For more than two decades Kip Evans has been exploring the oceans and guiding conservation efforts through his documentary photography projects. He has led and participated in expeditions throughout the world, including recent explorations in Alaska, Cuba, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama.

Event Hours: 6:30 - 8:00 pm. To register visit http://annenbergphotospace.org. Online registration opens Wed, April 15 at 12pm and Thu April 16 at 9:30am.

http://annenbergphotospace.org


Loft at Liz’s

April 25 2015, 5pm - 7pm

CONCEPT TO REALITY - FEATURED MOPLA DISCUSSION

The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S La Brea Ave, 90036

Admission: free

The Loft at Liz’s presents Concept to Reality, in conversation with cinematographers. Curated by Simon Edery. 

Featuring photographic works by cinematographers:

Ed Lachman, Jacek Laskus, Phil Parmet, Peter Rodger, Vilmos Zsigmond

and behind the scenes photographer

Isabella Vosmikova

Our Projects Room features select works from the 2014 IPA (Int’l Photography Awards) annual juried ONE SHOT competition.


Santa Monica Art Studios

April 26 2015, 6.00 - 7.30pm

CROWDFUNDING: A VIABLE WAY TO FUND YOUR PHOTO PROJECT? - OFFICIAL MOPLA DISCUSSION

Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States

Panelists include successful photographers using Crowdfunding: 

Gerd Ludwig - The Long Shadow of Chernobyl - A Photo Book

Sara Terry - War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. 7

Matt Austin - The Chicago Perch

Dawn Bowery - California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA

Moderated by Hossein Farmani, Creator of Fotofund.org and Founder of Lucie Foundation. 

Sponsored by FotoFund and ASMP

Hosted by Santa Monica Art Studios

Limited seating available.  RSVP Required to http://bit.ly/1yKjcX


  George Tice, 2009 by Harvey Wang

George Tice, 2009 by Harvey Wang

Venice Arts

April 29, 2015 - 7:00 -  9:30 pm

FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT: FILM BY HARVEY WANG - OFFICIAL MOPLA EVENT

Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Venice Arts and Month of Photography Los Angeles present “From Darkroom to Daylight”, a film by Harvey Wang that explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work.  Wang interviewed more than 20 important photographers and prominent figures in the field including Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, George Tice, as well as innovators Steven Sasson (who built the first digital camera while at Kodak) and Thomas Knoll (who, along with his brother, created Photoshop).

Screening will be preceded by a reception from 7:00 to 7:30 and followed by a Q&A with Director Harvey Wang.

Reserve Tickets here

www.venicearts.org


 © Balazs Gardi

© Balazs Gardi

Iris Nights Lecture Series at Annenberg Space for Photography

April 30 2015

BALAZS GARDI: Stories From the Water Front

Skylight Studios, 10050 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Admission: free

Balazs Gardi shares the stories he has encountered in the past decade while tracking how profoundly water has affected people's lives.

Independent photographer Balazs Gardi works to capture stories about marginalized communities in desperate situations. He spends time with people struck by the harshest conditions as events unfold in overpopulated slums, refugee camps, natural disasters, war zones and other crisis areas, which are often under-represented in the mainstream media.

Gardi spent two years following how the Roma (gypsy) minorities are trying to deal with their growing poverty, declining social status and appalling living conditions in a dozen Eastern European countries. He has traveled regularly to Afghanistan and Pakistan to document life in a region in a state of insecurity and a downward spiral that is dragging these countries back to open warfare.

In recent years, his attention has turned to reporting the local harbingers of the global water crisis. This has evolved into "Facing Water Crisis," his most ambitious photography project to date. It features an expanding series of individual stories about the most life-threatening environmental crisis mankind has ever faced, covering heavily affected regions around the world. Gardi's worldwide independent expedition exploring the far-reaching consequences of the global water crisis has recently evolved into Azdarya, an online magazine solely dedicated to water.

Event Hours: 6:30 - 8:00 pm. To register visit http://annenbergphotospace.org. Online registration opens Wed, April 22 at 12pm and Thu April 23 at 9:30am.

http://annenbergphotospace.org