© Liza Ryan

© Liza Ryan

The J. Paul Getty Museum

September 13, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

This exhibition features multipart photographic works by William Leavitt, Liza Ryan, Fazal Sheikh, and Whitney Hubbs. Juxtaposing images of people, places, and things, the works present fragmentary, enigmatic narratives that nonetheless establish a powerful, almost palpable atmosphere or mood. When sequenced by the artist in a specific order, the images recall storyboards used for motion pictures. When excerpted from a larger series, they suggest a stream-of-consciousness meditation on a theme. By providing the visual cues or markers of stories still to be played out, these photographs encourage visitors to participate in completing the narratives.

Learn more.

On view through January 29, 2017.

© Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

© Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Annenberg Space for Photography

September 24, 2016 - February 26, 2017

IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Conceived to illuminate the breakthroughs of marginalized communities, IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits is comprised of 151 uniquely compelling large-format photographs of pioneers in five distinct-but-often-overlapping groups. Each installment (The Black List, The Latino List, The Women’s List, The Out List and The Trans List) calls attention to cultural progress as exemplified by the stories of its subjects, people who have overcome obstacles to achieve success in disparate walks of life. This is the first time the full series can be seen in its entirety.

The exhibition includes the world premiere of The Trans List, the latest installment in Greenfield-Sanders’ ongoing series. This new collection is a curation of 40 intimate and revealing photographs of members of the transgender community. The Trans List will also debut as an HBO Documentary Film on December 5th, 2016.

IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits offers a refreshing and deeply engaging look into race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity in America.

On view through February 26, 2017.

© Tina Barney

© Tina Barney


October 8, 2016 - March 12, 2017


 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Television, as both a term and a commodity, is undergoing transformation. Recalling the ubiquitous television set as our daily image provider seems almost quaint, even a bit nostalgic in 2016. Television now registers as benign in light of the constant hover, hum, and hook-up of the internet. Today, our visual feed—of both still and moving imagery—comes from multiple screens in multiple dimensions. Featuring 10 works by renowned photographers, this installation considers the territory of TV as worthy subject, conflicting message, and potent medium.

On view through March 12,2017.

 © Amanda Bjorn

 © Amanda Bjorn

Annenberg Space for Photography

October 22, 2016 - February 26, 2017


2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

#girlgaze: a frame of mind  is an interactive, digitally driven exhibit for all ages that maps the imaginative landscape of young, female and trans-identifying photographers from around the world. Largely sourced through social media, the curated images’ raw vitality is their only constant –  female, WOC, and trans-identifying  perspectives are presented on everything from identity and standards of beauty to relationships, mental health and creativity. While viewing these stunning, never-before-exhibited images, visitors will have the opportunity to create and share their own photos on social media.

The exhibit curators are Girlgaze, a collective founded by the famed British-born television host, women’s advocate and photographer Amanda de Cadenet. Girlgaze began as a social media movement with over 450,000 submissions on Instagram and has grown into the first multimedia platform to support girls behind the camera. In addition to its digital showcase for images, Girlgaze provides a larger ecosystem supporting the work and careers of fledgling female and gender-nonconforming  photographers, artists and creatives, from providing grants to securing jobs.

Learn more.

On view through February 26, 2017.

Annenberg Community Beach House

Opening: November 15, 6:30-8:30pm


415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Los Angeles: Detailed is an exhibition featuring photographic works by nine diverse local photographers and which seeks the connection between the details in the artists' minds and the quotidian details of the unique landscape that is Los Angeles. On view from November 15th, 2016 - February 19th, 2017.

Participating photographers include: 
Maureen Haldeman, Mark Indig, Ann Mitchell, Cindy Bendat, Debe Arlook, Diane Cockerill, Larry Brownstein, Lawrence D'Attilio, Peter Bennett.

On view through February 19, 2017.

Learn more.

 © Donald Blumberg

 © Donald Blumberg

The J. Paul Getty Museum

December 20, 2016 - April 30, 2017

Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Over the past 50 years, artists have increasingly turned to newspapers, magazines, and televised news programs as rich sources of inspiration. This exhibition explores how artists have looked at and commented on news images, from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the so-called “War on Terror” in the 2000s. Much of the work is political; all of it is personal. Through photographs and videos, these artists have juxtaposed, mimicked, and appropriated media elements to transform ephemeral news into lasting works of art.

On view through April 30, 2017.

Learn more.

© Clay Lipsky

© Clay Lipsky

dnj Gallery

Opening: December 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm

UPON INSPECTION - A Featured mopla exhibition

Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

dnj Gallery artists: Catherine Asanov, Clay Lipsky, Corey Grayhorse, Darryl Curran, Dylan Vitone, Gil Kofman, Melanie Walker, Sia Aryai, and Suda House. 

Featuring: Rick Risemberg


On view through February 4, 2017.


Opening: December 10, 10:00am-6:00pm


Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit G5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ROSEGALLERY presents We, a selection of photographs, paintings, and prints which strive to show the encompassing sense of We through our idiosyncrasies and connections. 


On view through February 11, 2017.

© Susan Swihart

© Susan Swihart

Building Bridges Art Exchange

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:30-8:30pm


BBAX, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Building Bridges Art Exchange & Fabrik Magazine present the exhibition All Women Are Dangerous, curated by Marisa Caichiolo & Chris Davies Co-Curated by Daniel Alfonso.

Featuring Photo and Video by:
Tami Bahat, Jessie Chaney, Marian Crostic, Pauline Gola, Samantha Geballe, Sarah Hadley, Bootsy Holler, Sandra Klein, JK Lavin, Lisa McCord, Paula Riff, Eleonora Ronconi, Marjorie Salvaterra, Aline Smithson, Jane Szabo, Susan Swihart, Brandy Trigueros


Exhibit runs through February 11, 2017.


© Steve McCurry

© Steve McCurry

photo l.a.

Opening Reception: January 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

21st editions at photo la - a featured mopla exhibition

The REEF, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

21st Editions will be exhibiting their latest titles which incorporate original photographic prints such as platinum, silver, photogravures and pigment illustrating classical literature, prose or poetry. Each book is handmade and in very small editions.


On view through February 15, 2017.

© Tony Vaccaro

© Tony Vaccaro

photo l.a.

January 12, 7:00-10:00pm


The REEF, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

photo l.a. 2017 will launch with the annual Opening Night Benefit on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 7-9PM. The evening will benefit the Lucie Foundation, an outstanding international non-profit whose goal it is to, "Honor Master Photographers, Discover and Cultivate Emerging Talent and Promote the Appreciation of Photography Worldwide." Please join us for photo l.a.'s 26th edition and to celebrate the launch of CONVERGE!

Fair Dates: January 12 - January 15, 2017

Buy Tickets for the Opening Night Gala here.

© Osceola Refetoff

© Osceola Refetoff


Opening Reception: January 12, 8:30-11:00pm


CHUNGKING STUDIO, 975 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The earth’s landscapes are both eternal and ever-changing. Human activity in the Anthropocene has reworked the character of the topography in majestic, surreal, and troubling ways. Salt flats, strip mines, and the cracks of dry lake beds offer mysterious, often painterly surfaces that tether the universe to intimate experience. Dust on the horizon, in the air, and under our feet catches the light, refracts and radiates. These three artists use photography and photogenic means to both depict and evoke the visual and geological territory of the new terrestrial normal.

Chungking Studio:
Cristopher Cichocki:
Jay Mark Johnson:
Osceola Refetoff:

Exhibition runs from January 7 - February 11, 2017.

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© David Black

© David Black

The Lodge

January 13, 7:00-9:00pm


1024 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Lodge and independent curator Audrey Landreth are pleased to present David Black: Cerro Gordo.

Timed closely to the publication of David Black's first monograph, Cerro Gordo by Hat & Beard Press, (December 2016), this exhibition of fourteen large format prints is David Black’s first exhibition at The Lodge. 

Located on the edge of Death Valley, Cerro Gordo is a ghost town that was once the greatest producer of silver in California. In the early 20th century, Eastman Kodak used the silver mined at Cerro Gordo to manufacture early motion picture film stock. The film was then utilized by an emerging Hollywood to capture the most popular genre of the time: Westerns. Western films were then exported all over the world and used to define a vision of the West. 

For photographer David Black, Cerro Gordo is a steep, windy street in Echo Park, where he lived during the years that the work for this exhibition was made. After the death of his father in 2014, it was on this street that Black experienced both love and heartbreak. During restless nights and aimless drives through the streets of Los Angeles, these images came to him, and he followed them to actualization over the course of two years. The selection of work on view is a powerful showcase of vivid and plaintive visions of Los Angeles, and the paradoxical duality of the West. Cerro Gordo celebrates both the light and the shadow that sculpt the city's singular sprawl: the mechanical monsters that populate the oil fields; the cool cars that heat up the streets; the atmospheric haze that permeates all like a melancholic daydream; its unrelenting highways; its autopsied landscape; its diverse voices holding out for hope, and its steady stream of cowboys longing for the drea                                                                                                                            

Exhibit runs through January 22, 2017.


MaRS Gallery

January 13, 7:30-9:30pm


649 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA  90023

This event is open to all photo l.a. VIP ticket holders or by invitation only. RSVP required.

Vijat Mohindra: "Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen"                                                                                           
Many of Vijat Mohindra's subjects, such as Amanda Lepore and drag performer Amazon Ashley, perform transgressive versions of femininity that do not conform to gender norms. In these highly constructed stage sets, saturated with primary colors, their fluid spectrum of sexuality and gender acts as a kind of prism, refracting the infinite number of colors within those individual monochromes.

Exhibit runs from November 5, 2016 - January 14, 2017.

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OPEN SHOW Los Angeles @ PHOTO LA 2017

January 14, 12:00-1:00pm

OPEN SHOW Los Angeles presents Artist Talks by FOCUS photo l.a. A FEATURED MOPLA EVENT

The REEF (LA Mart), 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

OPEN SHOW LOS ANGELES #38 presents ARTIST TALKS by the FOCUS Finalists at 2017 photo l.a. 

SHOW DATE: Saturday, January 14th, 12:00-1:00pm
VENUE: photo l.a. | The Reef/LA Mart | 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 

Open Show LA, in conjunction with photo l.a., is excited to present the finalists from the FOCUS photo l.a. competition ( Join us on Saturday January 14th at the Fair to hear artist presentations and see the exhibit of the finalists’ prints on the wall. Note that while all Open Show LA events are free, a separate admission to photo l.a. is required to be able to attend this event! 

FEATURED PRESENTERS are TBD. See below for the image from 1st Place winner and some of the 20 finalists who may speak. 

Open Show Los Angeles is part of the global non-profit, that provides a forum for our local community of visual storytellers to share their projects. In general for each month - photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers of L.A. gather at different venues around town for an evening of artistic presentations and lively conversations. 

While you are at photo l.a., please come by our OPEN SHOW LA booth #830. We are proud to present selected images on the wall, from some of our 2016 OPEN SHOW LA presenters.

© Dustin Snipes

© Dustin Snipes

Contact Photo Lab

January 14, 6:00-9:00pm


618 Moulton Ave #E, Los Angeles, CA 90031

For over six years, photographer Dustin Snipes, shot Timeframe for the back page of Los Angeles magazine. By lining up a vintage photo against the modern day to day scenes of Los Angeles, he created a snapshot reminding us of where we were and who we are now. 

Curated by Amy Feitelberg.

On view through February 2, 2017.


ARENA 1 Gallery

January 14, 7:00-10:00pm

Transit Republic : The Pan-Pacific Collective Edition
presented by Art Bridge Institute and TYPE

3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Participating artists include:

Alternative Media Library, Agustin H Carlos, Kenichiro Egami, Lee Chung Fung, J-J Gong, Kio Griffith, Hattori Hiroyuki , HK Farmer’s Almanac, Ai Iwane, Michael Leung, Listen To The City, Megumi Machida, Chihiro Minato, Kaori Nakasone, Satoko Nema, Masao Okabe, Kiyoko Sakata, Ayumi Sekikawa, Jiro Ueta, Chikako Yamashiro, Jazoo Yang.

On view through February 4, 2017.

© Michael Grecco

© Michael Grecco

Leica Gallery

Artist Reception: January 17, 6:00-9:00pm


8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

After the Audition is part of an ongoing series on The Urban Landscape. This  new work consists of 6 foot and 8 foot large scale prints shot around Los Angeles.

Exhibit runs from January 4 - January 31, 2017.

© Jessica Sample

© Jessica Sample

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

January 18, 6:00-9:00pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wanderlust: A Silent Auction Benefit aims to show us how the world is a beautiful, complex and fragile place.  This is often most apparent to us through the lens of the traveler.  This group show presents the travel photographs from emerging and established photographers, each of whom explore the world to discover their own deep and unique sense of place. This year the proceeds will be going to Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends-- using law and science to effect change. Curated by Jessica Sample.

Participating artists include: Cedric Angeles, Jessica Antola, Emily Berl, Cass Bird, Peter Bohler, Brinson + Banks, João Canziani, Amanda Friedman, Michael George, Callie Giovanna, Brian Guido, Gabriela Herman, Jenny Hueston, Megan Miller, Anne Menke, Brian Paumier, John Francis Peters, Jessica Pons, Jessica Sample, Pascal Shirley, Emily Shur, Jake Stangel, Julia Stotz, Michael Turek, Joaquin Trujillo, Elizabeth Weinberg, and Magdalena Wosinska.

Preview: January 17


Bidding Opens: January 5, 2017 at 9:00am PST

Bidding Closes: January 18, 2017 at 8:45pm PST

 © Daniel Castro Garcia

 © Daniel Castro Garcia

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

Opening Reception with the Artists: January 19, 7:00-9:00pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring local and global emerging and established photographers. 

Participating artists include:

Luke Austin, Birgit Freybe Bateman, Lucy Bell, Nicola Buck, Alex Cave, Parinya Champ, Niko Giovanni Coniglio, Phil Donohue, David Egan, Guendalina Fiore, Daniel Castro Garcia, Ellen Garvens, Paula Rae Gibson, Toni Greaves, Photographer Hal, Jill Hannes, Erin Hoffstetter, Jay Kim, Tania Franco Klein, Katelyn Kopenhaver, Hugh Kretschmer, Sasha Maslov, Michael McCoy, Nathaniel Perales, Lauren Pisano, Marlies Plank, James Porschen, Osceola Refetoff, Jessica Sample, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Karolina Sekula, Niv Shank, Steven Simko, Arden Surdam, Zak Van Biljon, Leticia Zica, Shaughn and John, Synchrodogs.    

On view through January 26, 2017.

© Parinya Champ

© Parinya Champ

The Icon

January 20, 7:00-9:00pm


5450 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90036 

Parinya Champ is a Los Angeles based artist attempting to map a higher dimensional state of consciousness known as Hyperspace—a realm existing outside of time that is imbued with decadent fractal landscapes of intelligent kaleidoscopic light. His photo series, Landscapes of the Hyperspace, is an attempt at visually charting the hauntingly vibrant abstract spaces he has encountered on his journeys to the farthest reaches of human consciousness.


On view through February 9, 2017.

Landscapes of the Hyperspace

© Garry Winogrand

© Garry Winogrand

Classic Photographs Los Angeles

January 21, 11:00am to 7:00pm / January 22,  11:00am to 5:00pm

Photo Fair and Exhibit - A featured mopla exhibition

Bonhams at 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 

General Admission: $10.00/ Students: $5.00
Free but limited parking in Bonham’s lot; metered street parking 

Classic Photographs LA is a two-day photography fair featuring twenty-six dealers exhibiting 19th, 20th and 21st century photography. 

Through their diverse inventories these gallerists exemplify what is best about the wide-ranging photographic medium: experience, expertise, and connoisseurship. Masterworks, contemporary works, vernacular photographs, and photo books will be on offer in a range of prices accessible to every collector. 

List of exhibitors for 2017 include: Nailya Alexander Gallery, Deborah Bell Photographs, Joseph Bellows Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Patricia Conde Galeria, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Michael Dawson Gallery, Gary Edwards, Etherton Gallery, Gitterman Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., Alan Klotz Gallery, Lee Gallery, Inc., Laurence Miller Gallery, Richard Moore Photographs, Nazraeli Press, Scott Nichols Gallery, Gallery 19/21, ROSEGALLERY, Barry Singer Gallery, Joel Soroka Gallery, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, and Von Lintel Gallery.

Venice Arts

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 3-6pm, Exhibition: January 7–29


Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291

Reading Room will transform Venice Arts into a space for exploration and engagement with a wide variety of work by photographic artists working in the book form. From bookworks independently published by artists to interactive book installations and fine press publications, Reading Room will bring together the centers and margins of the world of the photo book today, and offer audiences a space to contemplate and investigate the photographic book form. Anchored by an interactive installation by Ara Oshagan, the exhibition includes work by Nancy Baron, Richard S. Chow, Genevieve Coutroubis, Clay Lipsky, Kevin Lynch, Aline Smithson, and Marjorie Salvaterra. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

The MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition is a juried, submission based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world. 

Participating Artists include: 

Adam Ryder, Adriana Monsalve, Albertina d’Urso, Alexander Scott, Aline Smithson, Aliocha Merker, Ana Paula Estrada, Anna Leigh Clem, Anna Mia Davidson, Ara Oshagan, Baptiste Giroudon, Blair Kitchener, Daniel Castro Garcia & Thomas Saxby / John Radcliffe Studio, Penny Wolin, Ejen Chuang, Hiroshi Okamoto, Jeffrey Dragon, Jesse Burke, Ken Light, Kristin Capp, Kurt Simonson, Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal, Leo Garcia, Lev Tsimring, Mark Purdom, Miska Draskoczy, Nathalie Déposé, Patrick Fraser, Petra Barth, Photographer Hal, Richard S. Chow, Sascha Kraus, Sebastian Copeland, Shantel Liao, and Toni Greaves. 

© Arden Surdam

© Arden Surdam

Sloan Projects

January 21, 5:00-8:00pm


Sloan Projects, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery B5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Arden Surdam is an L.A. based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography and digital media. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH and her MFA from CalArts in 2015.  She was recently named winner of Focus Photo L.A. at Photo Basel and has been an artist in residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Artfarm, Marquette, NE; and the Hilltop Residency, Val Verde, CA, among other venues. Surdam is actively involved in The Feminist Works Program Lecture Series at CalArts, Valencia, CA. Her work has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, BlouinArtInfo and The Eye of Photography.

On view through February 15, 2017.


Robert Berman Gallery

January 21, 5:00-8:00pm


Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404

This exhibition will feature photography by every photographer ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY has exhibited over the past ten years. Artists include: Alex Prager, Marla Rutherford, Lauren Marsolier, John Colao, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, Gerald Slota, Christopher Felver, John Valadez, Dietrich Wegner, Ted Soqui, Julian Wasser, Sarah Danays, Ian and Erick Regnard, and others. 

Exhibit runs from January 14 - February 11, 2017.

© Metin Oner

© Metin Oner

Aesthesia Studios

January 22, 4:00-6:00pm


12130 Washington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90066

AESTHESIA STUDIOS in partnership with MOPLA is proud to announce the 4th annual Analogue Portrait Project! The Analogue Portrait Project is a submission-based competition with one rule: all portraits submitted must have been made using film, not digital cameras.

Lou Noble, Editor-in-Chief, The Photographic Journal
Chloe Aftel, Analogue Photographer and Curator
Stephanie Morton, Artist
Roy Byrne, Curator, The Analogue Project / @theanalogueproject
Sabrina Bajaj, Senior Art Producer, 72 and Sunny

Participating Artists:
Myriam Abdelaziz, Jason Andrescavage, Remo Camerota , Sean Conaty , Olivia Czarniecka, Anne De Geer , Paul Elledge, Ken Hawkins, Beth Herzhaft, Julie Grace Immink, Judi Iranyi, Tom M.Johnson, Max Knight, Hannah Kozak, Kerry Mansfield, Dan Monick, Jamie Parkhurst, Alexis Pazoumian, Nathaniel Perales, Mila Reynaud, Rhombie Sandoval, Eryn Shaffer, Steven G. Smith, Paloma Strong, and James Walker. 

Prizes will be presented as follows:
1st Prize - One day shoot at Aesthesia Studio B with grip and strobe package*
2nd Prize - One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*
Peoples Choice - One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*

Farhang Foundation, Craft & Folk Art Museum

VIP Opening Reception & Fundraiser: January 27, 7:00-10:00pm


Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90066

Farhang Foundation and the Craft Folk & Art Museum present Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video, the second biennial international juried exhibition of works relating to Iranian culture and heritage.
MUSICAL GUEST: Strunz & Farah

Special thanks to:
Presenting Donors Gramian-Emrani Foundation
Lead Donors Ali C & Anousheh Razi, Michael& Katy Saei
Major Donors Shazad & Parisima Ghanbari and Roshi Rahnama

CLICK HERE for Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities.

© Stephen Denton

© Stephen Denton

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

Opening Reception with the Artist: January 28, 6:00-9:00pm

jay maiseL: 60 Years of photography - AN OFFICIAL MOPLA EXHIBITION

space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Presented by ChromaLuxe, Blazing Editions, and the Lucie Foundation.

After studying painting and graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale, Maisel began his career in photography in 1954. While his portfolio includes the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, he is perhaps best known for capturing the light, gesture, and color found in everyday life. This unique vision kept him busy for more than 40 years shooting annual reports, magazine covers, jazz albums, advertising and more for an array of clients worldwide.

Some of his commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, the first two covers of New York Magazine, the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the best-selling jazz album of all time), twelve years of advertising with United Technologies, and a litany of awards from such organizations as International Center of Photography, American Society of Media Photographers, ADC, Professional Photographers of America, and Cooper Union.

Since he stopped taking on commercial work in the late ’90s, Jay has continued to focus
on his personal work. He has developed a reputation as a giving and inspiring teacher as
a result of extensive lecturing and photography workshops throughout the country. He also continues to sell prints, which can be found in private, corporate, and museum collections.


On view through January 31, 2017.

© Eric Johnson, @funnychicksinla

© Eric Johnson, @funnychicksinla

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

Opening Reception with the Artists: February 2, 7:00-9:00pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The return of the very popular Instagram Jam, originally conceived by photographer Shaughn Crawford. Instagram Jam features the photography of well-known and obscure photographers using Instagram to share their work. Month of Photo LA, a signature program of the Lucie Foundation, presents the 9th annual festival and is delighted to announce installment number five of Instagram Jam, a curated print and projected exhibition featuring unique and interesting Instagrammers.

Participating Artists Include:
Shaughn and John - @shaughn_and_john
G L Askew II - @glaskewii
John Francis Peters - @jfpetersphoto
Ryan Schude - @ryanschude
Eric Johnson - @funnychicksinla
Harriet Browse - @harrietbrowse
Laurence Philomene - @laurencephilomene
Sinziana Velicesu - @casualtimetravel
Benoit Paillé - @benoit_paille
Art Streiber - @aspictures
Joao Canziani - @joaocanziani
Kalen Hollomon - @kalen_hollomon
Elise Mesner - @lellopepper
Vishal Marapon - @vishalparadigm
Vijat Mohindra - @vijatm


On view through February 6, 2017.

© Dominic DiSaia

© Dominic DiSaia

Contact Photo Lab 

Opening: February 4, 7:00-9:00pm


Contact Photo Lab, 618 Moulton Ave #E, Los Angeles, CA 90031

YOUTH is a collaborative project of eight Los Angeles-based photographers that do collective works under the name Image Hoarders. For YOUTH, these group works seek to cover a wide range of childhood, and growing up through diverse subject matter. Each photographer has a primary story, but curated together strive to tell a fuller narrative. One story, for example, is following a nine-year-old football player as he fiercely trains under the instruction of his father, who regularly coaches grown men that compete in the NFL. Another gets into the backyard party punk scene as the musicians and friends get their first big dose of cultural expression sans adult supervision. One photographer shows the intimate moments as children experience and need to deal with great loss for the first time, such as the passing of a family member. While the stories seem varied on the surface, the Image Hoarders group has proven their ability to bring individual visions and voices together to show something unified, and broader than they could have shown alone. 

Photographers include Joan Allen, Coral von Zumwalt, Aaron Fallon, Yuri Hasegawa, Dominic DiSaia, Megan Miller, Matt Harbicht, and Matt Hoover. 

This exhibition is sponsored by Contact Photo Lab and Hahnemühle.

On view through February 12, 2017.

Artshare L.A.

Opening Reception: February 9, 6:00-9:00pm


216 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (DTLA Art District)

Eight photographers, each unique in their artistic approach, choice and presentation, comes together in common threads - an exhibit that may require you to see beyond the image, and attempt to create your own narrative. We believe each image has some form of abstraction, whether visually or subconsciously. 

The exhibit is curated by Richard S. Chow. The award winning photographers are: 

Richard S. Chow, Sarah Hadley, Linda Kunik, Lori Pond, Brandy Trigueros, James Walker, Glen Wexler, Jonas Yip.

Please note: Venue is over 21 years of age, minors can be accompanied by adults. 

Exhibit runs from February 2, 2017  - March 2, 2017.

© Stephanie Gonot

© Stephanie Gonot

Month of Photography Los Angeles Pop-Up Gallery

Opening Reception with the Artists: February 9, 7:00pm


space15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

A Group Show featuring Redeye Reps Artists - Corey Arnold, Meiko Arquillos, Ashkahn, Todd Davis, Stephanie Gonot, John Keatley, Lauren Machen, Amy Martin, Sean Murphy, Cody Pickens, Gabriella Sanchez, Zen Sekizawa, Wyne Veen, Noah Webb, Ryan Young. 

You are guaranteed to walk away smiling. 

Also on view is the third installment of the postcard show "Wish You Were Here," curated by Mental Health Club featuring an all postcard exhibition by 20 artists. 

On view through February 12.


Las Fotos Project

February 11, 12:00-6:00pm

Open House and Reception of "Self Portraits, a Youth Photo Exhibit"

2658 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031

“I paint myself because I am the subject I know best.” —Frida Kahlo 

Self-Portraits is a photography exhibit featuring 150 teenage girls who created captivating self-portraits and personal narratives. Las Fotos Project student photographers, girls and young ladies ages 11 to 18, photographed themselves using different photography techniques while learning about self-confidence and self-expression. This is a free community celebration and reception of our Self-Portraits student exhibition. se visit 

This event will be an opportunity for guests to preview our new youth gallery and community darkroom. The space, an 1,100 square foot work studio and gallery, will become the new home of Las Fotos Project, a photography mentoring organization for teenage girls.

© Serge Hamad

© Serge Hamad


February 11, 6:00-8:00pm

water and sky - group installation - a featured mopla exhibiton

2525 Michigan Avenue, #G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Water and Sky, is an expansive blue wall installation from artists in a variety of fields depicting water and sky. The exhibit will be displayed for a week alone then joined by ceiling hanging sculptures to create the impression of creatures swimming through a sea of art.

Artists: Stephanie Bauer, Maria Bouquet, Ken Clark, Joelle Cooperrider, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Bianca Dudeck-Mandity, David Dumo, Paige Emery, Lien Fong-Chi, Cindy Friedlander, Kaori Fukuyama, D.Keith Furon, Larry Graeber, Serge Hamad, Karen Hansen, Mimi Herrera-Pease, Seth Isakson, Kirk Kain, Campbell Laird, Jacobson Linda, Yvette Lodge, Donna Lomangino, Jessica Manelis, Marston Marie, Marie Massey, Cameron Mclntyre, Suzanne Merritt, Patty Neal, Linda O’Neil, Carol Paquet, Kathryn Pitt, Shrodrick S, Stephen Schiff, Renée Silva, Abby Sin, Olga Skorokhod, Paige Smith-Wyatt, Bryce Speed, Stephanie Sydney, Katharine Weber, Marion Wood, Madeleine Wories, Mara Zaslove


Exhibit runs through early March, 2017.