This festival is designed to be a multi-tiered collaborative initiative. Our mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community of Los Angeles. 

The MOPLA Photographers Open Call is open to both emerging and established photographers worldwide.  

Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show

Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for the annual Group Show! The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring both emerging and established photographers. This exhibition is organized by the Lucie Foundation and will be presented during MOPLA's 10th Anniversary Edition.

To see previous MOPLA Group Show curations visit MOPLA Group Show 2017 MOPLA Group Show 2016 and MOPLA Group Show 2015

FINAL DEADLINE: December 5, 2017 by 11:59pm PT


Submit a thematic body of work for exhibition consideration in one of our "host spaces".  Eligible submissions will be framed and ready to exhibit and can belong to one photographer or a group of photographers. 

Selected Host Space Exhibitions will be Official MOPLA programming co-produced by the MOPLA team and the artist and/or curator. Host Space Exhibitions will be included in the annual catalogue in addition to the MOPLA website, calendar, weekly newsletters and social media promotion.

FINAL DEADLINE: December 5, 2017 by 11:59pm PT


Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for a juried Official MOPLA Exhibition dedicated to the photo book.  Submit books that were independently or commercially published and distributed from anywhere in the world within the last 24 months. Eligible books include - self published, handmade, exhibition catalogues, book dummies, zines, and limited/special edition photo books. 

In addition to the online submission form, all books must be sent to the Lucie Foundation office (address below) and postmarked by December 5, 2017. 

Lucie Foundation, c/o MOPLA Books, 550 N Larchmont Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90004

FINAL DEADLINE: December 5, 2017 by 11:59pm PT


Is there a limit to the number of entries per artist? 
No, you may submit as many entries as you like. 

Is there a theme for the MOPLA Group Show? 
No, it is an open theme for the 2018 MOPLA Group Show. 

How should I prepare my files? 
Please prepare your files according to the specifications below.

  • JPG only, NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted.
  • 72 DPI
  • 800 pixels on the longest side
  • RGB, Grayscale, Black and White accepted, no CMYK.
  • Naming your files: Firstname, Underscore, Lastname, Number. For Example: John_Smith_1.jpg, John_Smith_2.jpg up to the corresponding number of images you are submitting.

Can I send print materials, books or CDs?
No, MOPLA accepts online submissions only with the exception of books submitted for the Photo Book Exhibition.

Will my book be returned after the jurying of the MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition?
If you would like your book returned, please send it along with prepaid packaging and postage and we will return it after the jurying process. If your book is selected for inclusion in the exhibition it will be returned once the exhibition is over. 

When will the selected artists be announced? 
Selected artists will be notified in January 2018, and the list of confirmed artists and exhibitions will be published in February 2018. 

How will I know if my submission was selected? 
If your submission was selected to participate in MOPLA, you will be contacted directly through the email which you provided in the submission form.

When and where will the festival take place? 
The Tenth Anniversary Edition of MOPLA will take place during April 2018 throughout the city of Los Angeles. 

Still have questions? Email!

By submitting your work to any of the MOPLA Open Calls you are automatically considered for curation in Proj'ekt LA, MOPLA's very own projection series! Through Pro'jekt LA photography will be projected on buildings, walls and outdoor spaces throughout Los Angeles.