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Month of Photography - Los Angeles 2014- Communities and Culture
MOPLA

PROGRAM
Exhibitions | Discussions | Projections | Events


Exhibitions: MOPLA will endorse and present a variety of photographic exhibitions occuring in April.
Discussions: Stimulating conversations to engage and inspire collectors, photographers, high school students, and everyone in between.
Projections: Through Pro'jekt LA, MOPLA's very own projection series, photography will be projected on walls and outdoor spaces of Los Angeles

Official Exhibitions and Discussions are commissioned, procured and produced by Lucie Foundation and Month of Photography Los Angeles.
Featured Exhibitions and Discussions are co-produced, endorsed and promoted by Lucie Foundation and Month of Photography Los Angeles.
In Association describes all events, exhibitions, discussions already existing and during the Month of Photography Los Angeles.

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Saturday March 26 , 7pm-10pm
Grand Opening Reception: Julia Dean Gallery

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: Free

Opening reception for a new center of photography at Julia Dean that features studio/gallery space, digital/traditional darkrooms, workstations, and classrooms. The reception will also present Berenice Abbott Winner Christopher Capozziello's exhibit, "For God, Race and Country" and a group exhibition featuring the new works of 14 emerging Southern California photographers in "The Next: L.A. Photographers 2011."



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Friday April 01
Mary Ellen Mark: Deep into Photography (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $795

Join world-renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark for a weekend of photographic discussion, portfolio review and inspiration. Friday evening will provide an opportunity for group orientation, introductions and discussion of personal goals. In addition, Mary Ellen will present some of her most popular and influential photographs. On Saturday and Sunday, all participants’ work will be presented with Mary Ellen leading the critique sessions. In addition, each student will enjoy personalized, one-on-one time with Mary Ellen to discuss specific aspects of his or her work, suggestions for improvement, and any project the student may be working on. Additionally, Mary Ellen will go over the basics of how her photo library is organized, then lead discussions about the photographic world in general, exploring such topics as: working with galleries, magazines, corporate clients and publishers, as well as other aspects of photography as a business.



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Saturday April 02 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Scapes (at Bleicher/Golightly Gallery)

Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, BG Gallery and Blue 5 Gallery present a two gallery exhibition of contemporary photography and paintings in the landscape tradition.



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Saturday April 02 , 7pm-10pm
MOPLA Official Kick-off Event

Pier 59 Studio, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free

The Lucie Foundation presents the Official Kick-Off Event for Month of Photography Los Angeles; Adaptations and Reverberations: Contemporary Photography's Ever-Changing Landscape. This event is free and open to the public and hosted by Pier 59 Studios West. Early arrival and carpool suggested. Self-parking in Bergamot Station and surrounding street areas. Sound unseen: KCRW's Visual Diary in Print and Projections as told by Stephen Laufer and Larry Hirshowitz. Bergamot photo hop: Robert Berman, dnj Gallery, Frank Pictures Gallery, Gallery Luisotti, Peter Fetterman and Rose Gallery. Clark|Oshin Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by Marjoria Salvaterra. A special projection by the Los Angeles Times and Kiino Villand. Silent auction proceeds to benefit KCRW 89.9 Sponsors include: Pier 59 Studios West, KCRW, Los Angeles Times, Tres Sietes Tequila, Dry Soda Co., Fader.



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Saturday April 02 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Admission: Free

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and pixelsatanexhibition.com present "Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography." All photography in this exhibition has been completely captured and processed on the iPhone.



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Tuesday April 05 , 7pm-10pm
Pro'jekt LA (Part I): -Hear+There

Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: Free with RSVP to: projektla1@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA presents part one of Pro'jekt LA: "-Hear+There" hosted at Space 15 Twenty. The projection series is curated by Nina Sers and features the live music of She Saw. The night will showcase the work of Alex de la Hidalga, Ashleigh Parker, Christina Von Messling, Peter Heirendt, Barrett Sweger, Jimi Franklin, Lluvia Higuera, Christina Felice, Stevie Mada, Veronica Hamburger, Margo Graxeda, and Nina Sers.



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Tuesday April 05 , 7pm-10pm
The Next Step I with Aline Smithson (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $515

This six-week class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a resume, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. Each week, the work of a new and established fine art photographer is studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.



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Wednesday April 06 , 7pm-10pm
Basic Photography I: The Fundamentals (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $435

In this six-week workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on the camera, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get the background in or out of focus, how to stop or blur motion, why to use one ISO over another, when to use a tripod, and how to use the camera’s light meter to provide the best exposure. Other topics covered include using the appropriate lens for a desired effect and the differences between wide-angle, normal, telephoto, zoom, macro and tilt-shift lenses.



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Thursday April 07 , 7pm-10pm
PRETTYBIRD Photographers: The Edge

PRETTYBIRD, 1823 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: Free with RSVP to: mopla@prettybirdus.com or rsvp@kentcollective.com

ON | PAUSE (MOPLA) in association with PRETTYBIRD and KENTcollective present "The Edge." This is an exhibition and fundraiser for Communities in Schools. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. PRETTYBIRD photographers included in the exhibit are: Mark Anderson, Rick Chapman, Jeremy Goldberg, Justin Harder, Joe Hill, John Huba, Max Malkin, Mike McGill, Michael Miller, David Prince, Jen Rosenstein, and Chris Stanford. All prints are available for sale in a fundraiser silent auction to benefit Communities in Schools.



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Thursday April 07 , 6pm
Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos LA

The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Admission: General $125; VIP $350; Group Ticket $1,125.00 (*10 people) Purchase at: www.foundationrwandafoodandfotos.com

Foundation Rwanda and La Brea Bakery present "Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos LA," an evening of award-winning photography combined with fine cuisine from some of Los Angeles’s top chefs to support women and children affected by the 1994 genocide. The first annual LA Food & Fotos event will take place at The Paley Center for Media on April 7th, 2011 at 6:00 pm. The evening will feature signature dishes from top chefs including Suzanne Goin (AOC, Lucques, Tavern, Hungry Cat), Dahlia Narvaez (Pizzeria Mozza) and Suzanne Tracht (Jar) in addition to other leading chefs and mixologists. Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food and Fotos LA, is also sponsored by 901 Silver Tequila, and will feature photographic art including the Intended Consequences Exhibit of portraits and testimonies from Rwanda by Newsweek photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik. The exhibition, underwritten by CBS, will be on view at The Paley Center for Media gallery March 2 – May 1, 2011.



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Thursday April 07 , 6:30pm-9:30pm
Artist Reception: Brad Buckman and Rachel Labrucherie at Arclight Hollywood

Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Admission: Free

Join us as Brad Buckman and Rachel Labrucherie present selected work from their travels near and far, and share their unique visions of beauty captured along the way. Pictures from Buckman’s “The View and What Becomes," and Labrucherie’s “Travelscapes and the Everyday World” and “Takeoffs and Landings” are on exhibit.



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Friday April 08 , 6:30pm-9:30pm
Opening Reception: LA MecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land

The Terrell Moore Gallery, 1221 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

Opening reception for LA mecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land. The exhibit features five well-known Los Angeles photographers as they traverse the geographic and cultural boundaries that bisect Southern California, producing a poignant look at the lives of its inhabitants, the dreams they seek, and the realities they find.



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Friday April 08
Bobbi Lane - Portrait Lighting Intensive (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Friday evening at Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Saturday & Sunday at Studio 1112.

Admission: $635 + $225 model, studio and equipment fee

Understanding and controlling studio lighting and applying it to portraits is one of the greatest challenges that a photographer faces. This weekend workshop is designed to give the emerging photographer a strong foundation in all the elements of lighting, from aesthetics to hardware. Lighting has many aspects that need to be addressed individually and then combined to create a meaningful portrait. The use of strobe lights, how they work, and the step-by-step lighting set-up is the first layer in the foundation. Participants will have hands-on experience shooting models in the studio all weekend, working with strobe power packs, umbrellas, soft boxes and grids. Metering techniques, stands, C-stands, booms, use of flags, diffusers and reflectors are covered in great detail.



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Friday April 08 , 7pm
Opening Reception: Josue Castro: Equal=Secret Identities

ADC Contemporary Art Gallery, Factory Place Arts Complex, 1330 Factory Place, Building I, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Admission: Free

ADC Contemporary Arts Gallery presents the solo work of Josue Castro. “Power and submission, control and dominance, pain and transcendence--these are the themes that resonate in these images of people in bondage paraphernalia. As Western culture moves away from a community of shared beliefs and organized religions, to a more antiseptic global society something is lost. What is removed is the sense of belonging, reflected in the loss of rituals." Dr. Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts, MOPA SD.



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Saturday April 09 , 6pm-8pm
Opening Reception: Martha Cooper: Remix

Carmichael Gallery, 5795 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free

Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce Martha Cooper: Remix, an expansive group show featuring highlights from Martha Cooper’s photographic archive and works by over 50 artists who have created their own unique interpretations of her iconic, historically significant imagery.



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Saturday April 09 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Scapes (at Blue 5 Gallery)

Blue 5 Gallery, 2935 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, BG Gallery and Blue 5 Gallery present a two gallery exhibition of contemporary photography and paintings in the landscape tradition.



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Saturday April 09 , 5pm-7pm
Opening Reception: John Humble: Other Places/Venice Beach

Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3, Santa Monica, California 90404

Admission: Free

Opening reception for the photographic works of L.A. landscapes by fine-art photographer, John Humble. John Humble has also done editorial work for Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Elle, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, and Geo.



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Saturday April 09 , 5pm
Opening Reception: Susan Silas: eyes wide shut

CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Free

CB1 Gallery hosts an opening reception for Susan Sila's most recent work. In the East gallery Silas will present selected works from "eyes wide shut," a portfolio of 24 images from her series found birds, 2000 - the present; as well as "embrace," a stop-action HD-video animation. Silas will also premiere her 2010 video performance, "A child of sixties television singing songs that got stuck in her head," in our West gallery. This exhibition is accompanied by a 64 page soft-bound monograph, EYES WIDE SHUT, which features Silas’ 24 image portfolio as well as two short written works by the artist.



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Saturday April 09 , 7pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Glen Wexler: Audio:Visual

Mr. Musichead Gallery, 7511 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, Mr. Musichead Gallery presents the opening reception of Glen Wexler’s conceptual album covers and musician portraits from over a 30-year range (1978 to 2010). Portraits include Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, KISS, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock. Album covers include projects for Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush and Missing Persons.



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Saturday April 09 , 10am-6pm
Crash Flash I: On-Camera Flash with Julia Dean (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $275

n this workshop students will learn how to use a flash unit in various lighting situations. First, we will go over all the buttons and dials on the flash. The day is then divided between lectures and demonstrations on different ways to use a flash. Shooting time follows each demonstration so students can put the information to use. The lecture begins with discussions on why and how to use a flash as the main source of light (meaning a low-light situation requiring use of a flash) and how to use a flash as a fill light (balancing ambient light with the light of a flash unit). We will also explore how to determine exposure, how to control the light output of a flash, ways to diffuse a flash, and how and why to include or exclude ambient light. Demonstrations will include using a flash in a direct or bounce mode.



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Saturday April 09 , 9am-5pm
The Wet Plate Collodion Process with Will Dunniway (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Corona, California (Complete directions given upon enrollment)

Admission: $425* (includes tuition, material and equipment)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to apply the wet plate collodion process in a contemporary setting. The class will feature two days of hands-on training in the making of ambrotypes (glass image), ferrotypes (tintypes), and glass plate negatives. With Will Dunniway serving as the guide, students will learn the step-by-step process of mixing, pouring, exposing and developing of plates poured with wet collodion. Participants will use a period 1860 field camera with 1860-70 lenses and, with Will’s instruction, learn how to adapt newer ‘view’ type cameras with wet plate backs. In the end, each student will gain a working knowledge of the collodion process (not its historical interpretation) and will make and take home a self-portrait tintype/ambrotype.



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Saturday April 09 , 4pm-7pm
Large Format Printing- Big Images, Big Opportunities

A&I Books, 933 North Highland Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90038

Admission: Free

A&I and MOPLA present "Large Format Printing: Big Images, Big Opportunities." Breakthroughs in large format printing technologies have made this an affordable and attractive option for photographers seeking to sell their work to new markets. Find out what kind of images work in large format, tips for printing on canvas and the new substrates available, and how you can break into the market for large format work.



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Saturday April 09 , 6pm-8pm
Opening reception: Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011

Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free

Mark Moore Gallery presents the opening reception for Josh Azzarella's photographic and video works to date. Including a combination of manipulated photos, video and projection, "Works 2004-2011" explores Azzarella's developments in practice, technique and content –and culminates with the debut of his seminal "Untitled #105 (SFDF)" multi-channel video installation.



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Saturday April 09 , 7pm-10pm
Opening Reception: About Face - A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture

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

Admission: Free

In conjunction with the Miracle Mile Art Walk and MOPLA, The Loft at Liz’s presents the opening reception of "About Face – A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture." This show includes an eclectic mix of facial and full body portraiture with elemental mixed media. Featuring the works of 9 amazing artists, "About Face" puts a new twist on conventional photographic works – incorporating mixed media with traditional photographic portraiture. Featured artists include: Aline Smithson, Anna Stump, Franklin Londin, Pascal Giacomini, Paula Kayne, Stéphane Tourné, Ted Meyer, Wahb Mabkhout, and Tim Sabatino. Also included in the opening reception will be a live art and model session with Ted Meyer and Anna Stump as they feature their “Exploded Tattoo” series in the alley behind The Loft at Liz’s.



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Saturday April 09 , 7pm-2am; Gallery Preview 4pm-7pm
Rise: Celebrating 9 Years of Emerging Art & Music

Premiere Events Center, 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA

Admission: $15 Admission before 9pm/$20 after; Gallery Preview $5 Donation

Cycles in Time and Moments in Space. The world has never been a place, indeed, it has always been a process. We are always moving through the seasons of change in relationship to ourselves, each other and the great world we live in. Nature’s intelligent rhythms understand the importance of rooting down. It’s the power of winter’s wisdoms that guides us through these cycles of dormancy and inner grounding. As spring begins to cast its incandescent light and the sun shifts high in the sky, we, too, are inspired by an ancient knowing in our bones to bud and blossom into the unique flower that tells the story of our inner landscape. Time is mind and mind is art. What story will you tell as you summon the life force of the seeds you have planted? With all the courage it takes to stay grounded and the supreme freedom we give ourselves to fly… we encourage all to RISE and let those awakened creative forces shimmer and shine!



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Saturday April 09 , 7pm
Opening Reception: ALT to the ALT

Show Cave, 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Admission: Free

"ALT to the ALT" is an XXX-themed art event showcasing the top movers and porn directors within the Alt Porn industry through their photography and art. Featured artists: Eon McKai, Carlos Batts, Courtney Trouble, Bob Coulter, Kimberly Kane.



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Sunday April 10 , 10am-6pm
Crash Flash II: Multiple Flash with Julia Dean (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $275 + $50 model and equipment fee

This class is for students who have taken "Crash Flash I: On-Camera Flash" and would like more information, but are unable to take Julia’s one-week intensive "Mastering Your Flash" class (offered in Antigua, Guatemala, 2012). The first part of class will be spent reviewing information from "Crash Flash I: On-Camera Flash," such as using flash as the main source of light and as fill-flash. We’ll review how to determine exposure, how to control the light output of a flash, ways to diffuse a flash, why and how to include or exclude ambient light, and how to use wireless flash technology. After the review, Julia will demonstrate how to use multiple flash — with light stands, umbrellas, and gels — in the studio and on location, with both wireless TTL and with radio slaves. There will be a four-hour shoot in the afternoon to put all of the techniques to use with agency-represented models as subjects. At the end of the day, a critique will take place to view students’ work.



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Monday April 11 , 7pm-9pm
Adobe Photoshop I with Jamie Redmond (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $355

This six-week workshop is specifically designed to introduce photographers to Photoshop for photographers. Techniques covered will allow students to develop a non-destructive workflow in the digital darkroom. Photoshop’s comprehensive tools will be explored from a photographer’s point-of-view and geared towards achieving the creative vision of the image-maker. Various topics will be discussed such as file management, tool usage, color balance, color conversions, basic retouching and understanding file types. Digital file input will also be explained, providing students with a solid foundation from which they can utilize Photoshop’s capabilities to their maximum benefit. Other topics covered will include basic color correction, black and white conversions, compositing, dodging and burning, and skin retouching.



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Tuesday April 12 , 7pm-10pm
Pro'jekt LA (Part II): Pacific Resonance

Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: Free with RSVP to: projektla2@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA presents part two of Pro'jekt LA: "Pacific Resonance" hosted at Space 15 Twenty. The projection series is curated by Sara Jane Boyers and Martin Cox. The night will feature "Seashore," --original music composed and produced by cellist, Michael Intriere. Projections will showcase the work of Sara Jane Boyers, Martin Cox, Nicola Dill, Ann Mitchell, John Rosewall, Magnus Stark, and Svjetlana Tepavcevic.



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Tuesday April 12 , 7pm-9pm
Photo Books Workshop - Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing

A&I Books, 933 North Highland Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90038

Admission: Free

MOPLA and A&I Books present a discussion on self-publishing. Showcasing your work in a fine-art photo book a can boost your career, memorialize your artistry, and offer a great gift item for friends and family all at the same time. and [others] including will lead this workshop on how to maximize the value of your self-published book, covering online design software, print-on-demand options, editorial choices, and book marketing strategies for professionals and amateurs.



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Tuesday April 12
Basic Photography II: Diving into Digital with Mark Berndt (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $435

Designed for beginning and intermediate-level digital photographers, this course will teach students how to become fluent with their digital SLR camera (controls, options and custom functions), develop a fundamental digital workflow, and study the impact of lens choice, exposure and white balance on the finished image. We will also discuss composition and light, shutter speed and aperture as creative tools, and the potential of RAW and the digital darkroom. The course will contain two practical hands-on sessions during daylight in order to enhance the learning process. The goal is for students to learn to use their digital camera with predictable and repeatable results, and to begin to communicate through photography instead of just taking snapshots.



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Wednesday April 13 , 6pm-10pm
China Jorrin: Polaroids

1820 Industrial Street (the upstairs gallery), Los Angeles, CA 90021

Admission: Free



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Wednesday April 13 , 7pm-10pm
The Intimate Portrait: Unveiling the Face Behind the Mask with Rose Eichenbaum (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $435 for six sessions

Capturing a person’s essential nature and character while holding true to the basic principals of photography is the portrait photographer’s greatest challenge. In this six-week intensive workshop, open to all levels, students will learn techniques to unmask their subjects and encourage them to reveal their true identity. Participants will learn how to break the ice, gain trust, and establish a safe and comfortable environment so that their subjects are willing and eager to project a natural and realistic self-image. Establishing good communication and a collaborative spirit is vital to the process, but equally important is the ability to produce a distinctive look, mood and setting that will manifest the subject’s unique personality and character traits. In addition, students will learn how lighting, composition, cropping, perspective and most importantly, intention - what you’re trying to say about your subject - contributes to the overall visual rendering.



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Thursday April 14 , 7pm-10pm
The Art of Digital Printmaking with Mark Berndt & Scott Jo (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $515 + $75 ink and paper fee for six sessions

Build a foundation for predictable results and discover the exhilaration that comes with making a great print. This six-week course emphasizes the creative benefits of understanding and controlling your digital print results through hands-on printmaking sessions. Instructors Mark Berndt and Scott Jo will teach Photoshop techniques for color correction, B&W conversion and toning, sizing and file preparation for proofing, and then making the critical adjustments needed to optimize the final print. Students will learn how to create their own color-managed workflow, to prepare files for successful digital printing, and to manage color correction and B&W conversion for professional and consistent print results. Emphasis is on the benefits of making your own prints, the results available from a variety of papers, and the creative freedom that a managed workflow allows. Each participant will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor in order to practice and master the printmaking process using their own images.



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Thursday April 14 , 7pm-10pm
Studio Lighting II: Developing a Style with Craig Mohr (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $515 + $150 model and equipment fee for six sessions

Developing one’s own lighting style is the key to creating truly dynamic photographic images. Designed for students having completed Studio Lighting I: The Basics, this workshop will help students create their own sense of lighting design using advanced lighting techniques and specialized equipment. Further, students will progress towards fully understanding how to modify and control the quality of the light in order to create drama and mood in their imagery.



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Thursday April 14 , 6pm-9pm
Artist Reception: Dan Shepherd: Draw Me a Tree

f/9 Photograpy Collective, Patina Studios, 5239 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Admission: Free

f/9 Photography Collective presents the first solo show in Los Angeles by the photographer, Dan Shepherd. His new series is exploring the human connection to nature by asking people to "Draw Me a Tree." In association with MOPLA, join us on Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm to celebrate the show and collaborate with the artist by drawing a tree yourself in our brand new f/9 Photography Collective gallery space in Culver City, CA. The exhibit will be on view April 9-April 30, 2011. For this series, Dan has asked people to sketch out the trees that have had some impact in their lives. Together, Dan and his collaborators visit these special trees and document them through a unique photographic process.



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Thursday April 14 , 7pm-10pm
Pints and Pixels: The Cell Phone Edition

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: General $10, Students $5

ASMP Los Angeles and MOPLA present the second annual projection event "Pints and Pixels: The Cell Phone Edition." The event showcases projections of cell phone images from competition finalists. A book printed by A&I with the featured photographs will be sold as well and the proceeds will be donated to SnapShop -- a photography workshop series for at-risk high school students.



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Thursday April 14 , 6pm-10pm
Los Angeles Times Photo: Pop-Up Gallery at Downtown Art Walk

Los Angeles Times, 145 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, Los Angeles Times Photo and Video is presenting a special, one-night-only pop-up gallery during Downtown Art Walk. The exhibit will celebrate the power and explore the craft of visual storytelling through a curated collection of recent work from Times photojournalists. The multimedia-savvy crew will also give a nod to its history with a chronological array of images, spanning from the present back through the decades. Join Los Angeles Times’ award-winning staff for this ephemeral event and block party, outside The Times iconic building on the corner of 2nd & Spring. Sounds by Big Sonic Heaven’s Darren Revell. Refreshments by 213 Nightlife. RSVP to get the inside scoop.



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Friday April 15 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: 10 Prophecies of the Analogue Future

Lomography Gallery Store LA, 7998 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: Free with RSVP to: shopla@lomography.com

Wake up. Turn on your computer. Check your inbox, the news, your calendar, Facebook. Sync your phone. ‘Bleep’, your morning coffee is ready. Start your car with the touch of a button. Swipe in at the office. Turn on your computer. Check your inbox, the news, your calendar, Facebook. Open an e-card from your best friend wishing you a ‘Happy Birthday’. Rub your aching eyes and wonder why you communicate all day without really talking to anybody. Join us as we unveil the 10 best incarnations of the "10 Prophecies of the Analogue Future" as seen by our very own community in Los Angeles. Real photos, made by real people, with real names, hanging on real walls.



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Friday April 15 , 6pm
Opening Reception: LMGA's "Downtown: Incomplete LA"

Terrell Moore Gallery, 1221 S. Hope, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission: Free

Focusing on the “incomplete,” amorphous and ever-evolving identity of downtown Los Angeles, "Downtown: Incomplete LA" is the result of an exclusive, juried fine art photography competition open only to members of The Location Managers Guild of America. The exhibited work includes that of finalists Doug Dresser, Ken Hunter, Mark Indig, Barbara Miller and Osceola Refetoff and the recipients of Honorable Mentions: Lori Balton, Claudia Eastman, Russ Fega, Jody Hummer, Jesse Rivard, Beth Tate, Tano Tropia and Stephen Weissberger.



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Saturday April 16 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: L.A.te - Los Angeles After Dark

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

Admission: Free

Presented by MOPLA and Edgar Varela Fine Arts, "L.A.te - Los Angeles Afer Dark" will feature photographs from J. Wesley Brown, Amanda Friedman, Zack Herrera, Ryan Schude, RJ Shaughnessy, and Tim Simmons.



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Saturday April 16 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Pej Behdarvand: Dreaming California

DRKRM Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

Admission: Free

"Dreaming California" is about the longing for elsewhere. Pej Behdarvand seeks to elicit the feelings of both beauty and uncertainty that arise when one yearns for another time, place, or circumstance. The Golden State has evocated yearnings for riches, fame, leisure and warm weather from the time of the Gold Rush to the creation of films from the movie studios to songs of surf and sun. This landscape series employs an old Hollywood technique known as Day for Night to create an illusion as well as to capture a different perspective on the “sunny California” landscape.



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Saturday April 16 , 6-9pm
Japan Quake Tsunami Benefit

The Kona Gallery, 412 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Admission: Free. Donations for raffles and auctions.

Join The Kona Gallery on April 16th to raise support for Sendai, Japan: Silent Auction. DOUBLEtruck images from the current exhibition alongside packages donated by businesses in San Clemente will be up for grabs! Don't miss the opportunity to do your part.



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Saturday April 16 , 6pm-8pm
Opening Reception: Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project

M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Admission: Free

Opening reception for Carlo Van de Roer's Portrait Machine Project. Connected directly to the Polaroid camera by hand-plates that measure biofeedback, the subjects directly affect the portrait produced, similar in concept to the x-ray, which seeks to objectively measure and document unseen aspects of the human body.



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Saturday April 16 , 6pm-10pm
Artist Reception: Fashion Photographer: Melvin Sokolsky

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission: Free

Orange Coast College and MOPLA present an artist reception for the works of esteemed fashion photographer, Melvin Sokolsky. As part of the event, there will be a fashion show and music entertainment. Melvin Sokolsky was born and raised in New York City where he started his distinguished career as a stills photographer. At the age of twenty-one he was invited to join the staff of Harper's Bazaar. Within the next few years he worked as a major contributor to four prestigious magazines: Esquire, McCall's Newsweek, and Show. His photographs of internationally famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide.



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Saturday April 16
Open House & Customer Exhibition

Translight Photography Center, 618 Moulton Ave Ste-E , Los Angeles, Ca 90031

Admission: Free

Translight Photography Center, a self service lab and gallery, will host an open house and customer exhibition during The Brewery Artwalk April 16th, 2011 and April 17th, 2011 from 11am-6pm. The exhibition will be up until October 1st, 2011.



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Saturday April 16 , 2pm-10pm
Miracle Mile Art Walk

http://www.miraclemileartwalk.com

Admission: Free

The third Saturday April Art Walk takes place on April 16th from 2-10pm, with many exhibitions happening throughout the day and night, including “Some Assembly Required” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Photography exhibition “Busta and Schude” at Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, BETH VAN HOESEN - Etchings and Drawings at Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Iwan Baan and Daniel Cummings at ACME, and many others. All participating galleries will be marked with MMAW banners.



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Tuesday April 19 , 7pm-10pm
Pro'jekt LA (Part III): Launching WSTRNCV Issue 2

Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: Free with RSVP to: projektla3@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA presents part three of Pro'jekt LA: "Launching WSTRNCV Issue 2" hosted at Space 15 Twenty and sponsored by Izze Sparkling Juice. The projection series showcases the work of Kiino Villand, Imani Lanier, Gigi Stoll, Nathan Smith, Nate Bressler, Mike Miller, Charlie Becker, and the Ed Swart archives. Music will be provided by dj's Kiino Villand and Elvis Segarich.



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Wednesday April 20 , 7pm-9pm
New Media + Diversified Marketing Strategies = Business Longevity

Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: $5 tickets online and at door

MOPLA and Modern Postcard present a discussion on new media, diversified marketing strategies, and business longevity hosted at Smashbox Studios. Rob Haggart (A Photo Editor) will moderate the talk and panelists will include Jen Jenkins (Founder, Giant Artists), Kiino Villand (WSTRNCV.com), Keith Goodman (Modern Postcard), and Jeremy and Claire Weiss (Giant Artists).



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Wednesday April 20 , 7:30pm-9:30pm
Open Show LA #5

Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

Venice Arts is pleased to partner with OPEN SHOW, a free monthly event that provides photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers the chance to present their work in high-profile spaces. Four curated presenters (from students to professionals) will have 15 minutes each to show their project and field audience questions and comments.



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Thursday April 21 , 6pm-11pm
this is a photo show

Studio 9, 420 West Avenue 33, #9, Los Angeles, CA, 90031

Admission: Free

In association with MOPLA, this is a photo blog presents its first group show at Studio 9. The gallery-style exhibit will showcase the work of fifteen of TIAPB's members, featuring photographs that were created specifically for the blog's various creative assignments.



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Thursday April 21 , 7pm-10pm
Opening Reception: I Spy With My Plastic Eye II

5th and Sunset Studios, 12322 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Admission: Free

Sponsored by 5th and Sunset Studios, A&I Books and in association with MOPLA, "I Spy With My Plastic Eye II" is a group print exhibition visualized by photographer and plastic camera enthusiast Astor Morgan. Paying homage to images created by the plastic lens, the iSpy exhibit is a testament to the unique qualities of toy cameras. Each artist approaches their imagery with a singular voice, using a variety of film types, techniques, and cameras. Proceeds to benefit weSpark.org Cancer Support Center.



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Thursday April 21 , 6:30-9:30pm
2010 International Photography Awards Best of Show

METHOD, 730 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Admission: Free. rsvp@kentcollective.com

ON|PAUSE (MOPLA programming focusing on photography in the creative work spaces of commercial production houses), METHOD, and KENTcollective present 2010 International Photography Awards Best of Show.



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Thursday April 21 , 8pm
Bea Lamar: Art SensuElle

NIKKIS, 72 Market Street, Venice, CA 90291

Admission: Free

Coinciding with the Venice Art Crawl, the photo show "Art SensuElle" will showcase new fine art nude and sensual photography works by artist Bea Lamar. The event will feature the premiere of photo based video art "Baignera" by the artist at 8pm. A live interactive experimental photo installation "juxta.couleurs" will take place promptly at 9pm. All attendees are encouraged to participate. The event is free and open to the public.



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Thursday April 21 , 7pm-10pm
3D Photography with Meredith Day

MD3DA Studio, 736 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038

Admission: $5500

This unique workshop is the next logical step for professional 2D photographers wanting to move into the dynamic, exploding medium of Dimensional and Animated Print Photography. Dimensional Photographer and Art Director Meredith Day provides the working professional 2D photographer with everything he or she needs to immediately enter the 3D print market with top-quality, original 3D images. The workshop covers everything from concept art direction to execution and project fulfillment. Modalities covered will be stereoscopic, anaglyphic and lenticular. Working both in the studio and on location, participants will photograph dimensional arrays for commercial POP marketing and one-of-a-kind, limited edition gallery presentation. Students will also learn how to supervise their 3D projects from concept through print production to sale, licensing and exhibition.





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Friday April 22 , 7pm-10pm
Opening Reception: A Place in the Sun: Picturing California

Hi-Lite Studio and Project Space, 533 South Los Angeles Street, 6th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Admission: Free

MOPLA, Hi-Lite, and WSTRNCV Magazine present "A Place in the Sun: Picturing California." Curated by Audrey Landreth, the group exhibit showcases a selection of images by LA based photographers. All images of California by artists who have chosen to live and work here. Together, the images comprise an honest portrait, one interpretation, of California as a place of promise. Promises fulfilled, promises deferred, and promises denied.



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Saturday April 23 , 7pm-10pm
Lucie Foundation's First-Annual Benefit

Factory Place Arts Complex, 1330 Factory Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Admission: Advance tickets: $50 online at: http://luciebenefit2011.eventbrite.com; $75 at door.

Please join the Lucie Foundation for our first-annual benefit event to support and develop SNAPSHOP! our hands-on photography workshop program for at-risk Los Angeles high school children. The night will include a selection of photographic works by David Lynch, Amy Arbus and Tasya Van Ree. Musical performance by Quartetto Fantastico. Dj set by Peanut Butter Wolf. Hosted bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and The Macallan Scotch Lounge. This event is in association with Art Weekend LA and made possible with the generous support of Factory Arts Complex and the Los Angeles River and Business Association.



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Saturday April 23 , 6pm
Opening Reception: Olivier Pojzman: Route 66

The Kona Gallery, 412 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Admission: Free

Big Wednesday presents "Route 66: Menage a Trois" triptychs by Olivier Pojzman.



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Saturday April 23 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Busta & Schude

Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, 355 North La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

Opening reception for the photographic works of Ryan Schude and Dan Busta. The exhibit will feature powerful cinematic photographs and detailed set pieces. A chaotic ensemble of passed out party goers, the aftermath of a car crash and possibly a relationship, an apathetic boy scout lighting his teddy bear on fire, and a young girl unexpectedly welcoming a flood into her quaint home are just a few of the intriguing scenes found in Ryan and Dan’s works. A never before seen collaborative piece will be unveiled at the show reception.



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Monday April 25 , 7pm
Richard Misrach : Artist Talk and Book Signing

Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium Downtown Los Angeles, 100 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Admission: Free with RSVP to: misrach@monthofphotography.com

Presented by MOPLA, Art Weekend LA and D.A.P., influential photographer, Richard Misrach, will give an artist talk and book signing at the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium. Misrach will be signing copies of "Destroy this Memory" immediately following the talk.



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Monday April 25 , 7pm-10pm
Portfolio Development and Review with Aline Smithson (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $235 for three sessions

This workshop is specifically designed for fine art photographers who have completed either "The Next Step I" or "The Next Step II." Students will work on creating new portfolios, editing and strengthening existing ones, and preparing for a portfolio review, such as Review LA, Photolucida and FotoFest. The class will also research and discuss ways to market student work, including finding new contest submissions and exhibition opportunities. In addition, the work of contemporary fine art photographers will be explored, with some of these artists appearing as guest speakers.



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Tuesday April 26 , 7pm
Artist Talk and Book Signing: Albert Watson

Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium Downtown Los Angeles, 100 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Admission: Artist talk free w/RSVP to: watson@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA, Art Weekend LA and The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council present a free artist talk with Albert Watson. Albert Watson is a Scottish photographer well known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography, and whose work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since th...e mid-1970s. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, among others. Watson has won numerous honors, including a Lucie Award,a Grammy Award, the Hasselblad Masters Award, three ANDY Awards,and the Centenary Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society. Following the talk, Watson will do book signings of "UFO" and "Strip Search." RSVP required at: watson@monthofphotography.com. The artist talk is free and you can pre-purchase books online here: http://moplawatson.eventbrite.com/ Purchased books will be delivered at the event.



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Wednesday April 27 , 6pm-9pm
PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

Clark | Oshin Gallery at The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Admission: Free

Photo District News magazine’s "PDN’s 30, Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch," is a look at up-and-coming photographers from around the world and is published annually in PDN. PDN’s 30 is sponsored by Kodak, Sony, Canson Infinity, ASMP, and graciously hosted by Clark | Oshin Gallery at The Icon.



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Thursday April 28 , 7pm-10pm
MOPLA & Smashbox Group Show

Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232

Admission: Free

MOPLA and Smashbox present a group show curated by Dee de Lara and Hossein Farmani. The show features the following artists: Evan Abramson, Marjorie Salvaterra, Jenna Westra, Steven Rood, Jeff McLane, Matt Devino, Natalie Franco, Jason Vaughn, Richard Card, Nikolaus Jung, Tom M. Johnson, Jana Cruder, Stephen Weissberger, Brian Hodges, Mallory Morrison, Tyler Kandel, Diana King, Monica Orozco, Bonne Schiffman, Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Ruthie Brownfield, Tiffany Roohani, Elizabeth West, Nina Sers, Meral Guler, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Zoran Milosavljevic, Katie Shapiro, Stephanie Vovas, Richard Silver, Star Foreman, Tamar Levine, James Ridley, Morgan Hagar and Wei Shi.



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Friday April 29 , 6pm-10pm
Opening Reception: Marc Valesella: Legs

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

Admission: Free

French born Marc Valesella received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie Paris. An autodidact at photography, he started taking pictures in 1975 while working for Guy Bourdin in Paris. Valesella learned black and white printing from 1977-1979 under the guidance of Jean Loup Sieff, also in Paris. Valesella moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, he conducted extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras, using highly customized enlarging systems.



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Friday April 29 , 6pm (donors of Heal the Bay), 7pm to the public
WIP FLASH Group Show: Heal the Bay Benefit

Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, 90402

Admission: Donations Suggested

WIP FLASH presents a group show and art benefit event for Heal the Bay. This one night event is hosted at Broadway Art Space in Santa Monica. The night will start at 6pm for donors* of Heal the Bay with a private VIP curator presentation. The event will be open to the public at 7pm. 20% of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit Heal the Bay. The night will feature artists: Tatiana Botton, Margaret Malandruccolo, Alison Dyer, Maria Kolligian, Nicole Berry, Molly Surno, Lyndie Benson, Gabrielle Revere, Claire Rosen, Martha Cooper, Jianai Jenny Chen, Cynthia Loebe, Kathie Shapiro, Barbara Grover, Sarah Hoskins, Jana Cruder, Tracey Landworth and more. Food and drinks will be provided with music by violinist DJ Manifesto.



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Friday April 29 , 11am-2:30pm
Fresh Look - Juried Portfolio Review

Pier 59 Studio, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: See Application Process: http://monthofphotography.com/participate/freshlook

Fresh Look - Juried Portfolio Review - A stimulating and interactive review of your photographic work. Lucie Foundation is pleased and excited to announce the third installment of Fresh Look Portfolio Review taking place during the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Friday & Saturday, April 29-30, 2011. Fresh Look pairs photographers with top photography experts in their respective fields for an in-depth conversation that provides professional feed



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Saturday April 30 , 3pm-6pm
Opening Reception: Redefining Hollywood

The Factory Gallery, 912 E. 3rd Street, Studio 204 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Free

"Redefining Hollywood" is an exhibition that looks at Hollywood with an analytical and an amused eye. The idea of Hollywood has intrigued and inspired image-makers for the last century and it’s no different today. Photographers find themselves continually fascinated by not only the notion of Hollywood, but by the city and community of Hollywood. For some, it’s the feeling of noir and night, for others, it’s the reality of the streets and neighborhoods. Photographers are influenced by movie stars and the idea of celebrity, and by the movies themselves. There is a rich tapestry of photographic ideas and inspiration that emerge from the tangible and intangible idea of Hollywood, and with each unique photographic vision, these photographers are "Redefining Hollywood."



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Saturday April 30 , 7pm-10pm
MOPLA Closing Night: Pro'jekt LA (Part IV): Sound/City Scapes

Broadway Art Space, 929 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, 90402

Admission: Free with RSVP to: projektla4@monthofphotography.com

MOPLA Closing Night. MOPLA presents the last series of Pro'jekt LA: "Sound/City Scapes" hosted at Broadway Art Space. The projection showcases the work of Angie Smith, Dan Busta, Tamar Levine, Wesley Brown, Carmen Luceno, Rachel Langosch, Patrick Fraser, Ryan Schude, Michael T. Regan, Peter Bohler, Ben Goddard, Alyson Aliano, Chris Moore, and Emily Shur.



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Saturday April 30 , 9am-5pm
Photo Assistant Basic Training

Pier 59 Studio, 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Admission: (DAY ONE) APA Members Free w/rsvp director@apa-la.com, General $40; (DAY TWO) APA Members $40, General $80

The Photo Assistant Basic Training developed by Astor Morgan, and offered for years in Los Angeles, is now teaming up with Sony Artisans of Imagery and APA National for an intensive weekend of photo assistant training. Get a major head start on a career in the photo industry.



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Saturday April 30 , 6-9pm
Opening Reception: David Leclerc: Paris, Mon Amour

Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Admission: Free

Take a journey through the streets of Paris as seen by photographer David Leclerc. He moved to Paris in 1997 where he spent 10 years walking the city like a tourist with his camera and a profound joy to be there. He misses Paris like he misses his friends, but like his friends, has Paris inside him always. He selected the photographs in this show with a few words in mind: love, joy, art, travel and Parisian. "Paris mon Amour" is a 40 B&W pictures series and Savoir -Faire color.



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Saturday April 30 , 12noon-8pm
Crash Flash III: Creative Uses of Flash with Julia Dean (Julia Dean Photo Workshop)

Julia Dean, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $275 + $100 model and equipment fee

This class is meant for those who understand how to use flash but wish to become more creative in their approach. After a quick review about using multiple flashes in TTL wireless mode and in manual mode with radio slaves, Julia will discuss and demonstrate creative approaches to using small strobes, such as how to light two people in the front seat of a car as they drive down an alley at dusk. Other demonstrations include shooting from the outside-in, such as lighting people inside a storefront or picture window, or lighting somebody outside at night.



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