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.

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Santa Monica College

Apr 03 2012

Transitions: Strategies for Young Working Photographers

Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Room HSS-165, Santa Monica, CA 90495

Admission: Free 

Seminar: 7-8:30pm

Reception: 8:30-9:30pm

A panel of photographers featured in the 2012 PDN’s 30 issue, which highlights top new talent, will offer their perspectives on getting started in the photography industry.  Panelists will share how they got to where they are today, including how they got their first jobs and structured their first promotional efforts. They will discuss what they learned in school, what they wish they had been taught and will share career advice you won’t hear anywhere else. This seminar is a must for any young photographer beginning his or her career.

Presented by Santa Monica College

Robert B. Moore Theater

Apr 07 2012

Philipp Scholz Rittermann Artist Talk and Exhibition

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

Admission: Free 

Artist Talk:  April 7, 2pm-4pm

Robert B. Moore Theater, Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa CA 9262

             © Lauren Greenfield

             © Lauren Greenfield

             © Lauren Greenfield

             © Lauren Greenfield


Apr 09 2012

Artist Talk with Lauren Greenfield

Warner Bros. Screening Room 5, 4301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 901505

Admission: FREE tickets are required

Award-winning photographer/filmmaker Lauren Greenfield will discuss the content and development of her acclaimed documentary monographs, Fast Forward, Girl Culture, and THIN, as well as their relationship with her documentary films THIN, kids + money, and Beauty Culture. Her latest film, The Queen of Versailles, was selected as the opening night film at Sundance 2012, and won the Best Director Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition.

Free tickets are required to attend this event. 

Please reserve a separate ticket with the full name of each guest AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR I.D. for security purposes. A valid, government-issued photo I.D. will be needed to enter Warner Bros.

Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to park, check in, and walk to the theater. Free parking is available at Gate 3, located at 4301 W Olive Ave, Burbank 91505. Once you check in at the visitor center at Gate 3, cross the street to Gate 2 to enter the lot. The guard will give you directions to Screening Room 5. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7 p.m.

A&I Books Workshop

Apr 10 2012

The Photo Book You Always Wanted to Do…Done! (A&I Books Workshop)

755 Seward St., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Admission: $30 (covers the cost of your book made in the workshop and you will receive it in 10 days) 

You know that photo book you've been planning to create but haven't actually made yet? Here's your chance to get it done now at the A&I Books workshop presented by Rex Weiner and Veronica Thomas. This event hosted at A&I's educational outpost, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, will empower photographers to build their portfolios, produce a book from a select body of work, or create a monograph based upon a finished photo project.

Limited to the first 20 applicants. Please email to sign up for this workshop IN ADVANCE. Specific instructions for this workshop will be emailed to each person who signs-up.

APA National

Apr 11 2012

Copyright © Know It Or Blow It! COPYRIGHT = $$$

Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center, 6060 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 

Admission: Free 

Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer.  Learn what you need to succeed. Join Moderator, Debra Weiss, and Panelists for an informative and entertaining program that will inspire and empower.

Topics to be discussed include:

Why copyright registration matters

What to do when your image has been infringed

How and when to choose an attorney

Fair Use: when is it really fair?

What is published vs. unpublished?

Moderator: Debra Weiss, Creative Consultant

Panelists:  Jeff Sedlik, PLUS President & CEO

                 James Silverberg, Attorney

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                                                           © Andulka Park

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                                                             © Sierra Dawn

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Venice Arts Gallery

Apr 18 2012

Doug McCulloh & Susan Straight: More Dreamers of the Golden Dream

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

Admission: Free 

Exhibition: April 9 - May 11, 2012

Reception: April 18, 2012, 7pm

Venice Arts Gallery in association with MOPLA will premiere More Dreamers of the Golden Dream, a new, collaborative project by photographer Doug McCulloh and writer Susan Straight. The pair have been traversing the Inland Empire and discovering stories, histories, and dreams unique to the landscape of orange grove and vineyard, river and desert. Venice Arts will present the official MOPLA associated exhibition from April 9th–May 11th. McCulloh and Straight will hold a free special public presentation and reading on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition arises from a continuing series that McCulloh and Straight publish on television station KCET’s website entitled “Notes of a Native Daughter.”  At the Venice Arts Gallery, McCulloh’s large-scale photographs will be paired with Straight telling the tales. Visitors can use cell phones to hear audio narratives accompanying the images. The exhibition will also feature McCulloh’s recent project Dream Street. It's a chronicle set in motion when the artist wins the right to name a new street and decides to document the revealing and sometimes brutal process of building a new neighborhood in Southern California.

Free street parking available on Lincoln Blvd. and on Nowita Pl.

Venice Arts Gallery

Apr 19 2012

Screening & Discussion of The Last Survivor for Teachers, Teaching Artists, and Students (in collaboration with Big Picture Instructional)

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

Admission: Free 

Venice Arts is pleased to present this free screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary The Last Survivor specifically for teaching artists, educators and high-school and college students, presented in collaboration with with Big Picture Instructional. This feature-length documentary that follows the lives of four survivors of four different genocides—The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo—documenting their healing, resettlement, and, eventually, activism. A brief discussion will take place following the film and free curricular materials will be provided.

Venice Arts Gallery

Apr 21 2012

Open Screen

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

Admission: Free 

In celebration of What's Going On Now, Venice Arts will host an Open Screen event featuring your videos exploring how the themes raised by Marvin Gaye's seminal album continue to resonate today. The evening will also feature the final version documentary short We Win or We Die, which focuses on the Egyptian uprising and premiered in workshop form at Venice Arts Gallery last summer, as well as a selection of short films from Media That Matters.

Join the celebration & showcase your talent!

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Apr 21 2012

Photo Assistant Basic Training

Siren Studios, 6063 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

Admission: Day 1 - APA Members Free, Non Members $40. Day 2 - APA Members $40, Non Members $80 

Sony Artisan of Imagery, Matthew Jordan Smith, along with APA member / photographer Tony Gale, will give assistants a major head start on their career.  With panel discussions, equipment demonstrations from industry experts, and hands-on training, attendees will come away with the essential knowledge and confidence to build your own 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. Get booked solid.

Sponsored by APA National, Profoto, Sekonic, PocketWizard, X-rite, Tenba, Photoshelter, PDN, Adobe, Emerging Photographer, Blinkbid, Samys, Castex and Siren Studios.



Annenberg Space for Photography

Apr 25 2012


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

Admission: Free with RSVP

Doug Rickard will discuss his most recent series, A New American Picture, which consists of color photographs of America street scenes, located using the internet tool Google Street View.  Over a period of two years, Rickard took advantage of the technology platform’s comprehensive image archive to virtually drive the unseen and overlooked roads of America, bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated and abandoned.  Collectively, these images present a startling photographic portrait of the socially disenfranchised, providing deeply affecting evidence of the American Dream inverted.

Rickard is the founder of American Suburb X ( and These Americans (, aggregating websites for essays on contemporary photography and historical photographic archives.  Rickard’s work was included in the MoMA exhibition New Photography 2011, and a solo exhibition is planned for the fall of 2012 at Yossi Milo gallery in New York City. 

This special Wednesday night IRIS Nights lecture is presented by MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles) and the Annenberg Space for Photography.  During the month of April, explore a variety of photographic exhibitions and discussions at venues throughout Los Angeles.  Additionally, through MOPLA’s Pro’jekt LA, photography will be projected on walls and outdoor spaces of Los Angeles.  MOPLA is a program of the Lucie Foundation.  Visit for a schedule of events.

Tickets for this event will be released online on Monday, April 16 at 12 noon and Tuesday, April 17 at 9:30am.  Once tickets are released, you may register by going to  Each person is limited to two tickets.

Smashbox Studios

Apr 28 2012

Shoot LA

Smashbox Studios, 1011 N Fuller Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046


Bron Imaging Group and Hasselblad are proud to announce that Los Angeles will be the host of Shoot LA, a professional photography forum held on April 28, 2012 at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles. 

The event, originally established in NYC, is an exciting and informative forum based on the premise of building a photographic community. In addition to a wide range of free professional photography seminars, industry leaders Broncolor and Hasselblad will help you learn how to harness and integrate the market's most advanced photographic tools into your business, improving both your photography and your bottom line. Top industry professionals will host workshops and hands-on seminars in an array of subjects, whether you’re interested in fashion, portraiture, commercial, stock or repro. 

This event is ideal for professional photographers, photo assistants, advanced students, or any imaging aprofessional that would like to learn about the latest products and techniques being used in the digital capture market.

Smashbox Studios Hollywood

Apr 28 2012

Social Media Marketing for Photographers by Rob Haggart

Smashbox Studios Hollywood, 1011 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Admission: Free with registration to Shoot-LA event presented by Hasselblad, Broncolor ad Smashbox Studios. Register at 

Social Media has quickly changed the way people communicate and do business. If you’re like most photographers you have Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and maybe you’ve done a bit of blogging, but you haven’t figured out how this fits into your marketing plan. You’re not alone.  Long established media and advertising businesses were caught off guard as social media revolutionized their industry. Staying informed, making a plan and taking action is essential for anyone running a business in this new environment. In this presentation Rob Haggart will help you make sense of how these new tools work, show you photographers who are finding success with social media and inspire you to take action.


The Forge

Apr 30 2012

All Visual LA Slidshow Projection and Discussion

The Forge, 2636 Huron St., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Admission: $5 (Free for all contributing artists) 

6pm-11pm: California Love opening reception

7p-8pm: All Visual LA Slideshow projection + discussion

8pm-11pm: All Visual LA Slideshow projection + DJ Son Zoo

ALL VISUAL LA is a digital slideshow projection of recent work from visual artists - curated and hosted by A. Dola Baroni and Henry Diltz. ALL VISUAL LA takes place every month in Los Angeles at The Forge. 

Slideshow contributors for this month:

Mikey Baratta, A. Dola Baroni, Justin Bettman, Dan Busta, Christopher Butler, Henry Diltz, Caitlin Dennis, Wes Driver, Sam Friedman, Stephanie Gonot, Kathryna Hancock, William Haswell, Mike Hernandez, JUCO, Tattiya Kliengklom, Daniel Seung Lee, Tamar Levine, Paul Malhotra, Megan McIsaac, Jon Walter Mocey-Hanton, Michelle Alexis Newman, Lauren Randolph, Adam Robinson, Jonathan Roskos, Joe Rudko, Esteban Schimpf, Collins Schude, Ryan Schude, Andy J. Scott, Katie Shapiro, Cody Smith, Sumeja Tulic, Nathaneal Turner, Graham Walzer, Derek Wood

Curated and hosted by A. Dola Baroni and Henry Diltz