Apr 06 2011

Non-Fiction: The Current State of Photojournalism and Editorial Photography

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

Admission: General Public $20, Students $5, Lucie Members $10, ASMP Members $10, Affiliates $15

Buy tickets online at Eventbrite.

ASMP Los Angeles and MOPLA present the discussion Non-Fiction: The Current State of Photojournalism and Editorial Photography at Julia Dean Photo Workshops.

Photojournalism and editorial photography has changed substantially with the digital age.  Magazines and newspapers still publish on paper but what about digital formats on phones, websites and tablets? A panelist of photographers, an editor, and a news agency owner will talk about how the photojournalism world has changed and what factors remain the same.

Panelists include Jeremiah Bogert (photo editor, LA Times), Catherine Ledner (photographer), Michael Robinson Chavez (photographer, LA Times), Melissa Golden (photographer), Brian Frank (photographer), Scott McKiernan (owner of Zuma Press).

Topics include: 

  -  Multimedia and video has entered the picture, but what does it take to produce?

  -  Non-fiction photography can lead to commercial jobs, but how does that work -

     when it does work?

  -  What's happening to licensing, and what are photographers expected to deliver? 

  -  What has changed for editors?  For agencies? For publishers?

  -  What about non-profits?  NGOs?  Self-financed projects?

  -  Are the old days really, really gone, and are the new days already here?


Texas, Lee Friedlander, 1965                                                         

Texas, Lee Friedlander, 1965                                                         

Hooker outside Ort’s Golden Nugget, 2am, The Combat Zone, Boston, MA, Jerry Berndt, 1969.

Hooker outside Ort’s Golden Nugget, 2am, The Combat Zone, Boston, MA, Jerry Berndt, 1969.


Apr 08 2011

Streetwise Artist Talk with Bruce Davidson

MoPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Admission: $5 MoPA Members, $10 Students/Seniors, $12 General

Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:00 pm

Reserve your ticket online at or email To reserve over the phone, call 619.238.7559, ext. 236.

Bruce Davidson’s career spans more than fifty years and is noted for pivotal bodies of work, including East 100th Street, published in 1970. His photography continues today with innovative images of urban landscapes from Paris and Los Angeles. On this evening, Davidson shares his thoughts and recollections of several of his most iconic and seminal bodies of work.

Steidl recently issued the second edition of Outside Inside, a three-volume collection that celebrates the development of this master of photography and reflects the artist’s own journey of consciousness.

A book signing with Bruce Davidson will immediately follow the artist talk. Reserve your copy of Streetwise: Masters of 60 Photography and Outside Inside today at

MOPLA and APA Los Angeles

Apr 09 2011

© Know It or Blow It!

Helm's Daylight Studio, 3221 Hutchison Ave #E, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Admission: Free


Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer. Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy. Don’t let this happen to you. Learn what you need to succeed.

Knowledge is power.

Join moderator Debra Weiss and an esteemed panel for what promises to be an informative and entertaining program that will inspire and empower.


Program begins promptly at 10 am – Doors open at 9:30

Panel Discussion – 10 am – 1 pm

Moderator: Debra Weiss

Panelists: Jeff Sedlik, Photographer and PLUS COALITION CEO, James Silverberg, Attorney and Lisa Matthews, Manager, Art Production-Team One Advertising

Lunch -  1 pm – 2 pm – Provided by APA

Tutorial – 2 pm – 4 pm – With Michael Grecco, Photographer and APA National VP

Location: HELMS DAYLIGHT STUDIO – 3221 Hutchison Avenue #E – Los Angeles 90034

Parking at North side of Venice & Helms

Register Early RSVP: Heidi Goverman:

This is a free APA National sponsored event and is open to all.



Program begins promptly at 11 am – Doors open at 10:15

Location: RIVERDALE STUDIOS -  6314 Riverdale Street  -  San Diego 92120

Register Early RSVP:

MOPLA and A&I Books

Apr 09 2011

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.

Baret Lepejian - A&I

Olivier Pojzman - Iriswork

Michael Gordon - Large format photographer

MOPLA and A&I Books

Apr 12 2011

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.  Rex Weiner (A&I Books Publishing), Jeff Sheng ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), and others 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.

Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 14 2011

IRIS Nights Lecture Series: Mike Theiss: Capturing Mother Nature at Her Worst

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

Admission: Free with RSVP. Online box office opens April 6th at 12pm and April 7th at 9:30am.

Extreme nature documentary photographer, Mike Theiss, will present a lecture at The Annenberg Space for Photography as part of the IRIS Nights Lecture Series.  Theiss has documented 24 landfalling hurricanes, over 50 tornados, dozens of waterspouts and numerous other weather events. He spent one week shooting on the summit of Mt. Washington in harsh temperatures of -40°C and with winds over 100mph. Theiss received an Emmy nomination for documenting Hurricane Katrina’s historic 28-foot storm surge from the frontlines in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was recognized by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center for documenting Hurricane Charley – recording 155mph winds and a record pressure of 942mb inside Charley’s eye from his SUV.

Mike Theiss lives with this motto: "I never wish for a weather disaster to happen, but if it happens, I want to be there to document it and share it with the world to send a message of awareness and respect for nature."

Theiss' earliest encounter with nature was at the age of eight when, defying his teacher, he ran up to a large and violent dust devil and stuck his hand inside the vortex to feel the winds. Growing up in the Florida Keys, his entire childhood revolved around weather. He had plenty of practice material for his photography thanks to the many hurricanes, lightning storms and thunderstorms common in the region.

His photography is regularly seen on National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and The Weather Channel among other networks. His accomplishments include a Second Place NPPA award for "Spot News" in 2006, winning PDN’s "World in Focus" contest and co-authoring the award-winning book Hurricane Katrina: Through the Eyes of Storm Chasers.

Caporale/Bleicher Gallery


Apr 16 2011

Artist Talk: Busta & Schude

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

Admission: Free


Artist Talk: April 16th 7pm

Exhibit: April 11, 2011- April 30, 2011

Reception: April 23rd 6-10pm

During the artist talk, esteemed Found Magazine founder and writer Davy Rothbart will be reading his short story which accompanies a collaborative piece by Busta and Schude. This never before seen piece will be unveiled at the show reception.

Orange Coast College

Apr 16 2011

Artist Talk: Fashion Photographer Melvin Sokolsky

Robert B. Moore Theater, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission: Free with RSVP to:

Artist talk: April 16, 2011, 2:30-4:30pm

Artist reception: April 16, 2011, 6pm-9pm

Exhibition: April 1, 2011-April 29, 2011

Renowned fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky will speak at Orange Coast College on Saturday, April 16th, at 2:30pm in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The presentation will be followed by a reception and an exhibition on campus in the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This is the first annual lecture and exhibition series in Orange County as part of the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA). The public is invited to attend the lecture, reception and exhibition. Admission is free.

John Upton, OCC photography professor emeritus, will introduce Sokolsky, who received the prestigious Lucie Award for Fashion Photography in 2003. Each year the Lucie Awards™, a nonprofit charitable foundation, honors the achievements of the world’s finest photographers.

Sokolsky joined the staff of Harper's Bazaar when he was 21 and has been a major contributor to Esquire, McCall's, Newsweek and Show. His photographs of internationally famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide.

Last year Sokolsky published, “Archive,” a 472-page tribute to a half century of his photographic work.

This event is graciously sponsored by:

Canon USA

Fujifilm USA

Fahey/Klein Gallery

Pro Photo Connection

Bauhaus Lab

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion


Aqua I, Maria Louisa Morando

Aqua I, Maria Louisa Morando

dnj Gallery in association with MOPLA

Apr 16 2011

Artist Talk: Maria Luisa Morando 

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

Admission: Free

Exhibit: March 26, 2011-May 28, 2011

Opening reception: March 26, 2011, 4-6pm

Artist talk: April 16, 2011, 4-6pm.

In association with MOPLA, dnj Gallery presents an artist talk with Maria Luisa Morando.  Her exhibit continues her comments on the ocean and the landscape of the coast. Like memories, her images are both familiar and elusive. Morando’s intentionally overexposed images erase the distracting details in the landscape and provide a moment or time without limit.  Her scenes offer a true sense of space. As the art critic Michael Buitrón writes, “Because of the lack of sharp detail, it becomes impossible to explore the images for their specificity, and instead they open up and play to any seaside memory the viewer cares to pour into them.”

Maria Luisa Morando is collected privately throughout England, France and Italy and recently sold two photographs at the Foundation For Woman Artists in London England.  She has exhibited across the United States, with an emphasis in Southern California.

The Loft at Liz's

Apr 16 2011

Artist Talk: About Face - A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture 

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

Admission: Free

Exhibit: April 5, 2011- May 10, 2011

Opening reception: April 9, 2011, 7pm-10pm

Artists talk: April 16, 2011, 4pm-5pm

In conjunction with the Miracle Mile Art Walk and MOPLA, The Loft at Liz’s presents an artist talk for 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.

MOPLA and Modern Postcard

Apr 20 2011

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 (, and Jeremy and Claire Weiss (Giant Artists).

Tickets for sale at door and online at:

Venice Arts

Apr 20 2011

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.

For information about submitting your work, please see

The submission deadline for the April 20 Open Show at Venice Arts Gallery is April 13, 2011.

Come participate in this interactive salon exploring diverse bodies of work, ranging from documentary to fine art, and mix and mingle with the photographers during a potluck-style reception.

Starter drinks and food are provided, but Open Show is potluck style, so please bring your favorite beverage, finger food or donation.

CB1 Gallery in association with MOPLA

Apr 23 2011

Artist Talk: Susan Silas

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

Admission: Free

Artist talk: April 23, 2011, 3pm.

Opening reception: April 9, 2011, 5pm.

Exhibit: April 9, 2011-May 15, 2011.

In association with MOPLA, CB1 Gallery will host an artist talk by NY visual artist Susan Silas. The talk will coincide with her two gallery exhibitions, "eyes wide shut" and "A child of sixties television sings songs that got stuck in her head."

For the past decade Silas’ work has focused on landscape and memory. In 1997, she began working on "Helmbrechts walk, 1998-2003", a project in which she retraced the steps of an historical death march of all women that took place at the close of the Second World War, walking for 22 days and 225 miles in Eastern Europe. This work found several forms: an unbound 48 plate artist book, a video installation and a slide projection. It has been discussed in the chapter on her work in the book Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing by Dora Apel and was the subject of an interview with her for a broadcast on BBC radio and more recently with

Silas’ most recent work consists of an ongoing study of decaying birds.
“To put it in terms reflective of Silas’s photographic process and subject, Silas had to find the entropy that would hold us enrapt, keep us from turning away. Here there is no contest. Of all animals, none preserve the beauty and dignity of death with a grandeur and longevity approaching that of the many species of birds,” --G. Roger Denson (excerpted from “On The Resurrection of Dead Birds”).

A selection from this body of work entitled eyes wide shut, 2010 will be exhibited in a solo exhibition at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA from April 9 - May 15, 2011 along with the premiere of the video performance A child of sixties television singing songs that got stuck in her head.

MOPLA/Art Weekend LA/D.A.P.

Apr 25 2011

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:

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.

MOPLA/Art Weekend LA/Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council

Apr 26 2011

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:

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: The artist talk is free and you can pre-purchase books online here:

Purchased books will be delivered at the event.



Apr 29 2011

Fresh Look - Juried Portfolio Review

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

Admission: See Application Process:

April 29-30, 2011

Submissions now closed.

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 feedback and critique in a casual, relaxed environment.

Fresh Look will take place at Pier 59 Studios West, adjacent to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California.

A Partial List of Confirmed Reviewers Listed Below. Reviewers are being updated daily.

Galleries: d.e.n. Contemporary, DeSoto Gallery, DKRM Gallery, Edgar Varela Fine Arts, Nan Oshin (Clark|Oshin Gallery), Kathleen Clark (Clark|Oshin Gallery), Marisa Caichiolo of ADC Contemporary Art Gallery and Simmy Swinder of Carmichael Gallery.

Agencies, Representatives and Consultants: Leah Levine of L2 Agency, Inc., Jen Jenkins of Giant Artists, Jay Foster of Prettybird, Stephanie Godfrey of Elizabeth Poje + Associates), Rhoni Epstein of Epstein Group, Ettore Zuccarelli (Former Executive Director of Photography for ABC Television), Sherrie Berger of Scarlet Works, Susan Baraz of AtEdge, Meredith Marlay (Previous Senior Photo Editor with CNN/TBS Inc., Director of Art & Media), Moira Haney of 2 Photo Editor and Lesiie Burns of Burns Auto Parts Consulting.

Advertising Agencies: Cindy Rowe of Saatchi and Saatchi, Kristina Hicks of Saatchi and Saatchi, Lisa Matthews of Team-One USA and Natalie Flemming of 72 and Sunny.

Editorial and Publications: Chris Davies of Fabrik Magazine, Kathy Pyon of Los Angeles Times, Steve Crist of Ammo Books, Scott McKiernan of Zuma Press and Ben Zlotkin of Editon One Books.

MOPLA and APA Los Angeles

Apr 30 2011

Photo Assistant Basic Training

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

Admission: (DAY ONE) APA Members Free w/rsvp, General $40; (DAY TWO) APA Members $40, General $80

April 30 & May 1

9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Separate registration for each day required at:

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.

Astor Morgan, APA Los Angeles Chapter Chair

Matthew Jordan Smith, Sony Artisans of Imagery

With panel discussions, equipment demonstrations from industry experts, and hands-on training, attendees will walk away with the essential knowledge and confidence to break into the photo industry by building a stellar Pro Assistant reputation. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of professional assisting behavioral guidelines, including contemporary set-etiquette, and discover how this valuable training will get you more call-backs, more repeat clients, more work!

Day 1

Kicks off with the popular 'Assistant Panel,' which includes industry experts on working as a photo assistant. Taking questions from the audience, this is where participants get real answers to real questions. Following the panel discussion will include exciting live software and equipment demonstrations from industry reps like, Sony, ProFoto, and Adobe using gear and technology used by in-demand assistants.

Day 2

Full on, hands on, workshop with much of the gear an assistant will most likely encounter on the majority of professional photo shoots. Many aspects of assisting will be explained in great detail, i.e. strobes, hot lights, flags, scrims, set etiquette, the assistant kit, tips on getting work, billing, and the dreaded cancelations. Following classroom discussion and demonstrations, participants will have the opportunity to work with the gear along side real-time pro photographers.

Aspiring assistants, students, aspiring photographers, and even established photographers and assistants will benefit from this program.