© Bonuk Koo

            © Bonuk Koo

            © Mingyue Chen

            © Mingyue Chen

            © Seulki Huh

            © Seulki Huh

            © Sihang Zhang

            © Sihang Zhang

New York Film Academy/MOPLA

Mar 20 2012


Space #B226, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: Free 

Exhibition: Open through April 12pm-5pm

In association with MOPLA, SPACE:DISTANCE brings together graduating students of the MFA Photography Program at the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles.

Mingyue Chen's evocative images focus on the idea of fleeting memories inspired by her childhood in China.

Seulki Huh's exquisite landscapes explore man's impact on the American West.

Bonuk Koo uses long exposures to create strikingly elegant and graphic nightscapes.

Sihang Zhang's moody images blur the boundaries between reality and fiction through a fine art approach to documentary photography.

Venice Arts Gallery

Mar 28 2012

Open Show Los Angeles

Venice Arts Gallery, 610 California Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free 

We're pleased to again partner with our friends at Open Show, which provides a forum for our local community of visual storytellers to share their projects.

Submit your work at: openshow.org/submissions


            © Clive Frost, 1st Place, People

            © Clive Frost, 1st Place, People

            © Kaho Lam, 1st Place, Street Photographers

            © Kaho Lam, 1st Place, Street Photographers

            © Poras Chauhdary, 1st Place, Cityscapes

            © Poras Chauhdary, 1st Place, Cityscapes

The Loft at Liz's

Mar 30 2012

One Shot: The City

The Loft at Liz's, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free 

Exhibit: March 30, 2012 - May 1, 2012

The International Photography Awards presents "One Shot: The City. Images That Tell a Story About The City."  The exhibition will include winning images from IPA's annual single-image themed competition of the same name.  Featured photographers include: Poras Chaudhary, Kaho Lam, Clive Frost, Martijn Oort, Wen-Han Chang, Katrin Koenning, Greer Muldowney, David Bacher, Sven Cichowicz, Frank Ferfort, Colin Delfosse, Glenna Gordon, Rakesh Sahi, Gil Lavi, Riccardo Magherini, Kat Malott, Chuck Smith, Charles Christopher, Robert Larson, Manuel Marano, Kyle Larson, Tristan Duhamel, Robert Presutti, and Robert Herrmann.




Annenberg Space for Photography

Mar 31 2012

Digital Darkroom

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

Admission: Free 

Exhibit: December 17, 2011 - May 28, 2012.

Digital Darkroom features the work of 17 artists from around the world that explore the intersection of art and technology. The exhibit features the work of: Josef Astor, Pierre Beteille, Joel Grimes, Ted Grudowski, Claudia Kunin, Chris Levine, Bonny Pierce Lhotka, Khuong Nguyen, Mike Pucher, Jean-François Rauzier, Martine Roch, Christopher Schneberger, Brooke Shaden, Stanley Smith, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Jean-Marie Vives.  

Each artist is a master of different types of digital techniques: compositing highly layered imagery, working in 3D and lenticular imaging, meticulously stitching together images, using lighting in highly inventive ways, and so on.  

The show will present an interesting juxtaposition of young artists immersed in digital work against Uelsmann, a master of darkroom compositing techniques. The artists come from a range of backgrounds, each specializing in fine art, commercial art, portraiture, still life, fashion, architectural, or other types of photographic and illustrative expression. However, many of the artists cross genres and combine multiple techniques to create their unique work.

Digital Darkroom is comprised of an 80-image print show with 2-6 images contributed by each of the featured photographers. Hundreds of additional images from Digital Darkroom's photographers will also be showcased in vivid detail on the two 14' by 7' high-resolution screens in the Photography Space's Digital Gallery.

Serving as curatorial advisor is Russell Brown, a Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated and an Emmy Award-winning instructor.  Brown was instrumental in the introduction of Adobe Photoshop, which transformed the techniques used to manipulate images.  Renowned for his entertaining style as a Photoshop teacher, he has helped the world's leading photographers, publishers, art directors and artists to master techniques that enable their digital creations.  

The exhibition includes a 3D film shot in 5K resolution using RED EPIC cameras, presented in a specially created screening room. This film includes interviews with 3D experts and historians Ray Zone and David Kuntz, 3D artists Ted Grudowski and Christopher Schneberger, and explores how 3D artists Claudia Kunin and Mike Pucher photograph their subjects and alter them digitally to create 3D results.  Key elements of the history of stereoscopic photography are also in the film.

                            © Garry Winogrand

                            © Garry Winogrand

Getty Center

Mar 31 2012

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980

Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission: Free Admission, Parking $15 

Exhibit: December 20, 2012 - May 6, 2012

This exhibition features photographs—made between 1945 and 1980—from the Museum's collection that represent diverse responses to the city of Los Angeles as a subject and to photography as a medium for documentary and creative expression. It is loosely grouped around the themes of experimental photography, vernacular architecture, car culture, and fantasy and the film industry. 

Both iconic and relatively unknown works are included. One of the best known is Garry Winogrand's image of two women walking towards the Theme Building at L.A. International Airport. Though a quintessential New Yorker, Winogrand settled in Los Angeles near the end of his life.


           © Michael Krebs

           © Michael Krebs

           © Michael Krebs

           © Michael Krebs

dnj Gallery

Mar 31 2012

Michael Krebs: Surplus

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free 

Exhibit: March 3, 2012 - April 14, 2012.

Reception: March 3, 2012, 6-8pm

In “Surplus,” Krebs explores his view that a war of consumerism is taking place.  In this war, the victims are consumers who are manipulated into pursuing artificially created needs.  Citizens become dependent on their income to buy goods they do not need to remain competitive in today’s society.  Using powerful references to iconic war photographs, Krebs visualizes the modern western consumer’s struggle.  As he explains, “By not showing but only referring to iconic [war] images one becomes aware of how powerful pictures are that already ‘made history’ and have become part of our visual culture.”   

Krebs was born in Klosterneuburg, Austria, in 1985.  After graduating high school, he founded a photography class for HIV-positive children at an orphanage in Honduras.  Krebs created “Surplus” in 2010 as his diploma project for the Masterclass for Design at the Graphische, Vienna.  “Surplus” was exhibited at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and was nominated for the International Photography Award in the category “Deeper Perspective.”  Krebs is currently continuing his photography studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.  This is Krebs’s first show in the United States.


          © Gil Kofman

          © Gil Kofman

          © Gil Kofman

          © Gil Kofman

dnj Gallery

Mar 31 2012

Gil Kofman: Passages: Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction

dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free 

Exhibit: March 3, 2012 - April 14, 2012.

Reception: March 3, 2012, 6-8pm.

In “Passages – Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction,” Kofman investigates a new way he has been looking at the geometry of ordinary hallways, or passages.  He states, “I discovered the hallways in this exhibit quite by chance.  I was simply trying to get from one place to the next, and these so-called passages comprised part of the material space I was forced to physically traverse and mentally discard.“  Mindful of the rigid organization imposed by conventional perspective, he examines the common objects in the hallways – chairs, clocks, doors, knobs and garbage cans-- as independent forms free from the constraints of vanishing points, horizon lines and orthogonals.  As the eye rushes down the length of the passage, these objects serve as the focal point of an exploration.

Kofman was born in Nigeria and raised in Kenya, Israel and New York.  He attended the NYU Graduate Film School after studying physics at Cornell.  He also holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.  Kofman has also written, produced, directed and edited a variety of fiction, plays, documentaries and other films.  He is currently busy working on two separate film projects.  He has exhibited his work in New York and has previously sold his photographs through a gallery in Rome.  His work is in private collections in New York and Los Angeles and has appeared in the New York Times and other publications.  This is Kofman’s first show at dnj Gallery. 


ADC Contemporary/Building Bridges International Art Exchange/MOPLA

Mar 31 2012


ADC Contemporary, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free 

Opening reception: March 31st

Exhibition: March 31st - April 30th, 2012.

ADC Contemporary & Building Bridges International Art Exchange presents “The Tree” curated by Anna Dusi, a group exhibition focused on Trees. This exhibition is in partnership MOPLA.

A tree represents a vital and timeless symbol. Immersed in the mist of a dreamy and surreal land, it is rooted in the earth dense with experience. The image of a tree extracts the essence of the harmony, uneasiness, lack or abundance. It enjoys a privileged relation with the environment; it grows and expands in our mental space to become a source of artistic inspiration, a monument erected to protect our history. This exhibition offers cues and suggestions to deepen our understanding of the relationship between man and nature through a vital plot that unfolds in front of our eyes in a intimate and complex manner. These three photographers introduces us through their individual sensibility and narrative intensity, to a natural element protagonist of the exhibition, a Tree. 

Garret Suhrie: Garret Suhrie shoots almost exclusively at the night to shed light on different way to see the world. His work is included in numerous art collections and widely published with clients that include: Daimler Collection, National Geographic, Smithsonian, AEG, Wall Street Journal, PDN, Flaunt and Time Out NY. After years under the employment and mentoring by international icon David La Chapelle, Garret now spends his time as a freelance Photographer, photographing and exhibiting internationally.  Garret is calling Los Angeles home base for the time being. 

Elaine Ling: Born in Hong Kong, Elaine Ling has lived in Canada since the age of nine. Upon arrival in Canada, Elaine was exhilarated by the freedom of space and began her attraction to Stone and places of Nature. After graduating medical school she was based in specialized Northern hospitals and flew into isolated communities from the Eastern to the Western Arctic, from the Northeast coast of Newfoundland to the Northwest coast to the British Columbia. Seeking the solitude of deserts and abandoned architectures of ancient cultures, Elaine Ling has explored the shifting equilibrium between nature and the man-made across four continents.  Ling has exhibited extensively in North, South America, Europe and Asia.

Thomas Basile: As secondary public school teacher he taught art, crafts, history,and yearbook. His love for photography began with a Brownie box camera given to him by his parents. Basile used a Kodak Instamatic camera during he’s teaching years to record his students’ work. After his retirement he began to spend an increasing amount of time with photography and digital darkroom.

Luigia Martelloni:  Born in Rome and live in Los Angeles. 

She graduated with a Master degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome.  She participated in a number of solo and group exhibition in Italy and in the United States.  Recently her work was shown at the "54th Biennale di Venezia" in Italy and simultanetely at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. In transforming and reinterpreting every day reality Luigia Martelloni explores the relationship between humanity and nature, worked with multimedia installations, film and photographs. The use of symbols from different cultures and geographic places further layers the reading of her work. The photography is very present, capturing the immediacy of the subject and the essence of the possibility, not to change the reality, but to focus and reinterpreting. Awareness of the conclusion that nothing can surpass the authenticity and beauty of nature.


Bergamot Station

Saturday March 31 , 7pm-10pm

Opening Night for Month of Photography Los Angeles 

Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free 

Official Opening Night for Month of Photography Los Angeles featuring a gallery hop of participating galleries, Part One of Pro’jekt LA and a special projection by the LA Times hosted by Robert Berman Gallery and Frank Pictures.

Robert Berman Gallery featuring Marla Rutherford: Lay-Text

MOPLA Group Show featuring Ian and Erick Regnard, Man Ray, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, Andrew George, Joe Lewis, Marc Fichou, Lauren Marsolier and Mike Frankel.

Frank Pictures featuring M.A. Katcher: Ceci N'est Pas Une Personne/This is Not a Person

Mercedes Gertz & Nancy Louise Jones: Nymphas Dissolutio

ADC Contemporary and Building Bridges International Art Exchange presentsThe Tree Featuring Garret Suhrie, Elaine Ling and Thomas Basile.

dnj Gallery featuring Michael Krebs: Surplus

Rose Gallery featuring Lise Sarfati: She

Richard Heller Gallery featuring Corey Arnold: Wolf Tide

DJ. Drinks. Projections. Food Trucks


The Icon Gallery

Monday April 02 , 6pm-8pm

PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers 

The Icon Gallery, 5450 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free 


Meet a selection of PDN's 30 Photographers, and learn more about the Emerging 30 with PDN Editor Holly Stuart Hughes, and VP/Publisher, Lauren Wendle.

Anastasia Rudenko

Andrea Gjestvang

Andrew Ingalls

Chloe Dewe Mathews

Christopher Testani

Daniel Shea

Dominic Bracco

Eliot Dudik

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Jake Stangel

Jenn Ackerman


Kyle Alexander

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Lauren Hermele

Mark Hartman

Mark Mahaney

Mark Fisher

Markel Redondo

Meiko Takechi

Michele Borzoni

Misha Friedman

Mustafa Abdulaziz

Peter DiCampo

Peter Ash Lee

Ryan Pfluger

Sam Kaplan

Sarah Elliott

Sebastian Liste

Yasu + Junko


                                                   © Jesse Chehak

                                                   © Jesse Chehak

                                                       © Michael_Muller

                                                       © Michael_Muller

Edgar Varela Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday April 7 , 6pm-9pm

Play it as it Lays: Picturing California 

Edgar Varela Fine Arts Gallery, 727 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free 

Play it as it Lays: Picturing California is a group photography show of California images that share a quiet and somber tone. Images of people seeking connection and focus, as well as landscapes that illuminate a certain psychological haze that one could argue is distinct to California. On a grander scale, this haze seems to transcend California and taps into a timely sensibility of people trying to navigate through social and political blurriness to figure out who they are in the world, dealing with what they have. The pictures evoke the inner-workings of individuals alone in their own head. Alone, yet not necessarily lonely.  Just free to awkwardly unravel and to get lost for a while in the landscape of California.

Participating Artists include:

Michael Muller

Jesse Chehak

RJ Shaughnessy

David Black

Danielle Nelson Mourning

Todd Cole

J. Wesley Brown

Danielle Levitt

Amanda Marsalis

Alex Hoerner

Emily Shur

Jason Nocito

Zen Sekizawa


J. Bennett Fitts

Lauren Dukoff

Thomas Prior

Megan Mack

Sean Garrison

J. Bennett Fitts

Curated by Audrey Landreth


                                              © Seda Baghdasari

                                              © Seda Baghdasari

                                           © Christine Caldwell

                                           © Christine Caldwell

                                              © Claduia Kunin

                                              © Claduia Kunin

                                                    © Gwen Samuels

                                                    © Gwen Samuels

                                     © Sylvie Cogranne

                                     © Sylvie Cogranne

KGB Studios

Saturday April 14 , 6pm-10pm

Beyond the Image: Techniques and Technologies that are Changing the Face of Contemporary Photography 

KGB Studios, 1640 North Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission: Free 

Exhibit: March 26, 2012 – April 19, 2012, Tuesday – Friday, 3:30-7:30pm

VIP Collectors and Press Preview:

Saturday, March 24, 6-10pm

Artist Reception:

Saturday, April 14, 6-10pm

Panel Discussion & Closing Event:

Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm

When is a photograph more than just a pretty picture?  When it’s done by one of these 5 talented artists, who have created works of art and installations utilizing diverse technologies, uniquely creative applications and complex techniques to create works “BEYOND THE IMAGE,” pushing the boundaries of photography to new heights.

Featuring the photography of:

Christine Caldwell

Seda Baghdasarian

Sylvie Cogranne

Gwen Samuels

Claudia Kunin

Artist Panel moderated by Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic and Curator

Curated by Dale Youngman


Smashbox Studios 

Thursday April 26 , 7pm-10pm

MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show 

Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free with RSVP

Opening night features 40+ photographers, DJs, drinks, MOPLA raffle, and Smashbox  yello! photobooth.

Featuring the work of:

Ron Azevedo

Allan Barnes

Jimmy Bazan

Edwin Beckenbach

Tatiana Botton

Liz Bretz

Mike Byrne

Natasha Calzatti

Ed Canas

Eric Charles

Susan J Chen

Bryan Chipka

Gilda Davidian

Sven Dreesbach

Nick Farrell

Lewis Francis

Tatiana Gerusova

Amro Hamzawi

Daryl Henderson

Diana King

Olga Lacosta

Bobby Lee

Tamar Levine

Christopher Malcolm

Gray Malin

Claire Mallett

Ann Mansolino

Erin Meehan

Noe Montes

Mallory Morrison

Ren Navez

Matteo Patocchi

Valerie Patterson

Rollence Patugan

Kristen Perman

Gregory Prescott

Claire Rosen

Eleonora Ronconi

Frank Schaefer

Dave Slodki

Cameron Smith

Christian Smith

Emma Sywyj

Alison Turner


Juried by:

Dee Delara – VP Creative, Smashbox Studios

Jen Jenkins – Founder, Giant Artists

Jill Greenberg – Photographer


$10 donation at the door for Snapshot! (Lucie Foundation at-risk youth program) gets you the 2012 MOPLA tote + a raffle ticket to win a bounty of goodies.



Broadway Art Space

Friday April 27 , 7pm

WIP FLASH 2012: First Nature 

Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Admission: Free 

WIP FLASH is a MOPLA (Month of Photography L.A) event featuring Women In Photography.  Artists exhibiting in the show include Lyndie Benson, Sherrie Berger, Nicole Berry, Tatiana Botton, Jiana Jenny Chen, Martha Cooper, Jana Cruder, Alison Dyer, Lelah Foster, Barbara Grover, Ula Gomez, Sara Hoskins, Maria Kolligian, Tracey Landworth, Nicole LaMotee, Cynthia Loebe, Margaret Malandruccolo, Gabrielle Revere, Claire Rosen, Paola Salazar,  Kathie Shapiro, Bonnie Shiffman and Molly Surno.

WIP FLASH is in Santa Monica for one night only. The exhibition will start at 6pm for Heal the Bay members with a private, VIP curator presentation. To attend the private VIP reception, please RSVP: nburdick@healthebay.org.

The exhibition will open to the public at 7pm.

Enjoy treats from local food truck favorites Kogi and the Green Truck, with wine tastings by VENO KADO and cocktails poured by Stoli. Music by violinist DJ Manifesto.  Valet service available.  WIP FLASH will donate 20% of photography sales proceeds to benefit Heal the Bay.