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Tomoko Sawada, from   Facial Signature  , 2015

Tomoko Sawada, from Facial Signature, 2015


February 20, 6:00-8:00pm


Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, G-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present Facial Signature by renowned Japanese artist, Tomoko Sawada. This exhibition will be on view from 20 February 2016 through 9 April 2016. The reception for the artist is on Saturday, 20 February, 2016 from six to eight pm. As one of the leading contemporary artists in conceptual photography, Tomoko Sawada’s work explores cultural identification and gendered societal norms through self-created portraiture.

Exhibit runs through April 9, 2016.

© Jeff Bridges 

© Jeff Bridges 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Picford Center

March 10, 2016

Jeff Bridges: Set Shots

The Picford Center, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Exhibition of 14 large (5'x8' mural prints) of behind the scenes photographs, from Mr. Bridges' films, taken by him with his Widelux cameras. Images were chosen from Mr. Bridges' small books, self-published at the conclusion of his films, and presented as gifts to the cast and crews. Archival pigment prints, may be ordered from the exhibition.

Exhibit runs through February 10, 2017.

Venice Arts

March 12 2016, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Diversions, Subtleties and Devotion: Five Photographic Visions - An Official MOPLA Exhibition and Discussion

© Kristen Bedford

© Kristen Bedford

© Rachel Bujalski

© Rachel Bujalski

© Lev Rukhin

© Lev Rukhin

© Josh S. Rose

© Josh S. Rose

© Allison Pharmakis

© Allison Pharmakis

Diversions, Subtleties and Devotion: Five Photographic Visions: Co-organized by Venice Arts and Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), this exhibition curates the work of five photographers - Kristin Bedford, Rachel Bujalski, Allison PharmakisJosh S. Rose and  Lev Rukhin — each bringing a unique perspective to MOPLA’s 2016 theme: Diverse/City.

Diversions, Subtleties and Devotion encompasses a variety of documentary visions into the people and places that make our contemporary cities—as well as more far-flung places connected to them only tangentially—vibrant, interconnected, and diverse places to live. Josh S. Rose and Lev Rukhin surreptitiously capture photographs of the often-overlooked communities and characters of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods. Kristin Bedford and Allison Pharmakis take deep dives into enduring communities of faith in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Traveling through high desert, national forests, city marinas, and coastal and mountain towns, Rachel Bujalski takes portraits of people living an alternative American Dream—off-the-grid residentially, but plugged in technologically. Together, these artists’ photographic series take us inside worlds both all around us, and utterly new. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 5–8pm

Artists' Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 3, 2pm - An Official Discussion of Month of Photography Los Angeles 

Exhibition Runs March 4 - April 7, 2016.  See more here

© Eugena Vargas Periera

© Eugena Vargas Periera

©  Eugena Vargas Periera

© Eugena Vargas Periera

Building Bridges Art Exchange

March 12, 2016

Trouble Diaries: Four stances, curated by Dermis Leon

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

Trouble Diaries. A personal diary entails an intimate conversation connected with the self, and the promise of avoiding disappearance and disintegration.

Trouble Diaries: Four Stances is a series of exhibitions exploring the unique positions and approaches of women artists from around the world. The series begins in Los Angeles, with work by artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of cultural difference, they share similar concerns and a critical view of the role of woman within society. The series sheds light on individual actions that build a collective experiences through a female perspective. The intimate life of a person can complicate the way they address broader political agenda. The construction of collective memory without losing sight of personal feelings and emotional bonds cannot be easily classified into theories which rationalize, and thus dominate, politically.

The artists use similar strategies of performance and the appropriation of traditional genres, to reveal how the female body becomes a political subject when exposed as a critical weapon. French-born Mathilde ter Heijne of Berlin, Germany confronts socio-political gender issues and intersectional feminism through performance. Her videos explore the issue of self-immolation as a moral and ideological act. Fan Liu of Wuhan, China appropriates traditional Chinese watercolor painting on silk to reveal a painful reality that surpasses the beauty of depicting nature. Her work combines classical imagery with the consciousness of the modern female identity to explore an intrinsic discourse about gender in society and culture. Iris Schieferstein of Lich, Germany uses the female body as a prop in her photographs of recreated scenes in history. Chilean-born Eugenia Vargas Pereira of Miami, USA uses photography to create a series of "storytales" with a beautiful heroine, who, dressed to kill and equipped with phallic protection, offers opposition to the world she inhabits, a world in which fear is the new norm.

Wasteland with Elephant,  2015 by Nick Brandt

Wasteland with Elephant, 2015 by Nick Brandt

Quarry with Lion,  2014 by Nick Brandt

Quarry with Lion, 2014 by Nick Brandt

Road to Factory with Zebra,  2014 by Nick Brandt

Road to Factory with Zebra, 2014 by Nick Brandt

Fahey/Klein Gallery

March 24, 2016


Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present photographer Nick Brandt's newly released body of work and upcoming exhibition, Inherit The Dust. The exhibition consists of large scale panoramas and coincides with the release of Nick Brandt's upcoming publication of the same title. 

For over ten years, Nick Brandt had been photographing in East Africa, concluding three years ago with the photographic trilogy On The Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across The Ravaged Land. The highly acclaimed series became an elegy of sorts, an embodiment of the photographer's ongoing efforts to capture the rapidly vanishing natural world and changing landscape of East Africa. In Inherit The Dust, Nick Brandt has re-envisioned his animal portraits, installing them as life-size panels in the environments that the animals once inhabited. The formerly undisturbed landscapes have been reduced to industrial and urban wastelands. The panoramas are stunning in size and scope, but also harrowing and incredibly sobering documents of an impending social and environmental crisis.


March 24 - May 14, 2016


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Exhibition runs through May 14th.

Arena 1 Gallery

LACP's Second Annual Gala and Print Auction Fundraiser

March 29, 2016, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is very proud to announce our Second Annual Gala and Print Auction Fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 29th at Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Airport. There will be roughly 80 photographs on exhibit from some the most highly-respected photographers across the country.  We are honored to have prints from:

Berenice Abbott, Sam Abell, Kwaku Alston, Phil Borges, Jim Brandenburg, Jeff Bridges, Barbara Davidson, Jeff Dunas, Robert Farber, Bill Frakes, Patrick Harbron, Ron Haviv, Gil Garcetti, Ralph Gibson, Greg Gorman, Derrick D-Nice Jones, Ed Kashi, David Hume Kennerly, Douglas Kirkland, Herbert List, Rick Loomis, Gerd Ludwig, Joe McNally, Sheila Metzner, Elizabeth Opalenik, Nigel Parry, Sylvia Plachy, Eugene Richards, Jim Richardson, Herb Ritts, Fredric Roberts, Matthew Rolston, Marissa Roth, Joel Sartore, Allen J. Schaben, Mark Seliger, John Sexton, Matthew Jordan Smith, Aline Smithson, Maggie Steber, Art Streiber, Nevada Weir, James White, Dan Winters and many more.

The prints have been donated to help raise money for the operations of the Los Angeles Center of Photography and its outreach programs including the Variety Boys & Girls Club and the Spark Program.
You are cordially invited to attend this wonderful event with world-class photography.  This will be a catered event with music and complimentary food and beverage.  

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7-10 pm
(VIP admissions begins at 6 pm)
Where: Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tickets:  $175 for VIP Admission; $100 for General Admission
(Cost of admission will go toward print sales.)

Please click the link below for details.

Image © Saam Gabbay

Image © Saam Gabbay

Aesthesia Studios

March 31, 6:00-9:00pm


Aesthesia Studios, 12130 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066

The Analogue Project is a submission-based competition presented by AESTHESIA STUDIOS in partnership with MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES, with one rule: all portraits submitted must have been made using film, not digital cameras.

On March 31st from 6-9pm, Aesthesia is hosting an Artist's Reception to exhibit the 20 top entry photographs selected from nearly 500 submissions! The judges include: Amy Feitelberg, JUCO Photo, Cat Jimenez, Franny Legge, and Grant and Tiziana Mitchell.

At 7:30pm, we will announce the Prizes...
which 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*

How does the People's Choice Award work, you might ask?
The Top 20 photographers will be notified and given a link to this event page, where their selected images will be posted in a gallery by Thursday March 24th. The image with the greatest number of LIKES one week after, by March 31st at 7:00 pm (announced @ 7:30pm), will WIN the People's Choice Award! So be sure to SHARE the photo you love best (or the photo that your best friend shot) to increase their chances of winning. 

And then of course, make sure you're in attendance when you/your friend/your acquaintence wins! 
March 31st, 6-9pm @ 12130 Washington Pl., Los Angeles 90066. Be there or be out of the loop.

Studio Atwater

April 1, 7:00-10:00PM


Studio Atwater, 3465 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Carly Foulkes' "Gardenia" celebrates the harmony between the female form and the natural world. Inspired by the ethereal feminist cults of the 70's, Foulkes shot the series during an impromptu pilgrimage to Idyllwild, CA.

© J.K. Lavin

© J.K. Lavin

Glassell Commons Space A

April 1, 7:00-9:30pm

TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION - An official mopla exhibition

Glassell Commons Space A, 3716 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90065

Ten Los Angeles Photographers use Mark Twain’s adage as inspiration for a unique exhibition: “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” Each of the photographic artists discovers stories they find curious or mystifying and create imagery that represents the essence of the narrative. The result is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of photographs and stories that all hold some shreds of unreal reality.

On view through April 24, 2016.

Grammy Museum at L.A. Live

April 1 2016

Legends of Motown: Celebrating the Supremes

Grammy Museum, 800 W OLYMPIC BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

The first of our Legends Of Motown exhibit series opened June 25, 2015. The exhibit gives visitors a one-of-a-kind look at the life and career of of one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s, The Supremes. The exhibit begins at the start of The Supremes' career, when they were still known as The Primettes, to their signing with Motown and takes visitors on a timeline tour of the height of their success — from setting a record for the most consecutive No. 1 hits by an American group in June 1965, to creating a legacy that still exists today through their music and "Supreme" style.

Unlike previous Supremes exhibitions, our exhibit is not exclusively a gown collection. This exhibit is the start of a series of exhibits celebrating Motown's musical and cultural impact. Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes will be on display through spring 2016.


April 1, 2016

Abstract Never Is - A Featured MOPLA Exhibition

4817 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Presented by The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art and Muzeumm

Curated by Juri Koll and Mishelle Moross
Catalog Essays by Shana Nys Dambrot, Peter Frank, Juri Koll

Abstract Photography has a long, illustrious, inspiring tradition, which extends to contemporary photographers’ work. 

Abstract Never Is conveys the concept that an abstract photographic image never truly escapes the process of putting the lens in front of the eye and clicking the shutter. The moment of conception of an abstract photograph requires intention, place, surface, object, and time, to mention a few aspects. If it is successful, it thrives on the border of the known and the unknown. The moment and the timeless. A successful abstract photograph requires both - and balances on the heft of each. 

This show places contemporary photographers who practice abstraction as an important way of seeing the world in the pantheon of well known abstract photographers such as Edmund Teske. 

Artists: Fatemeh Burnes, Sasha vom Dorp, Kio Griffith, Diane Holland, Suda House, Juri Koll, KuBO, Lawrie Margrave, Stefanie Nafe, Kirk Pedersen, Osceola Refetoff, Lisa Rosel, Edmund Teske, and more. 

Exhibit runs through April 9, 2016.

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Photo by Cindy Bendat

Photo by Cindy Bendat

UCLA Fowler Museum

April 1, 2016

Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA by Cindy Bendat

Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Featuring compelling images of festivals and political rallies, this exhibition highlights the extraordinary cultural diversity of the greater Los Angeles area. California-based photographer Bendat has documented community events in Southern California and throughout the world for several decades. Her photographs offer visitors an intimate view of three kinds of annual celebrations held in and around Los Angeles: a late-October fiesta for the Guatemalan folk saint San Simón, mid-January Orthodox Ethiopian Timket (Epiphany) festivities, and the mid-April Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey. These images illustrate the ways in which immigrants maintain homeland traditions in the United States and express their ethnic and cultural identity. Focusing more on activism, Bendat also has created a Legalize L.A. series emphasizing how diverse groups citywide have collectively demonstrated dignity and unity in their struggle for immigration reform.

Exhibit runs through May 5, 2016. 

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Mervyn Dymally (right) meets Muhammad Ali (left) at a Compton NAACP meeting in 1966.

Mervyn Dymally (right) meets Muhammad Ali (left) at a Compton NAACP meeting in 1966.

Los Angeles Central Library 

April 1 2016

Firsts, Seconds and Thirds: African American Leaders in Los Angeles During the 1960s and 70s from the Rolland Curtis Collection

Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Rolland Curtis’ images provide a unique view of the African American experience in South Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s and document the city’s black leaders of the period. Some famous, some forgotten, these individuals were true trailblazers: the first, second, or third African Americans in the history of Los Angeles to accomplish their feats. The men and women in these photographs helped change the face of Los Angeles and eventually the entire nation. Their efforts and unwavering crusade for civil rights were instrumental in the development of Los Angeles as one of the most diverse cities in the world, and a shining example of the rich culture that emerges when we value and fight for equality.

Exhibition runs through July 3, 2016

Catherine Opie,   Untitled  , 1999, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Catherine Opie.

Catherine Opie, Untitled, 1999, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, © Catherine Opie.


April 1 2016


Hammer Building, Level 3, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

General Admission to LACMA: $15 | Adults, $10 | Seniors (62+) & Students with valid ID, Free | Children (17 and under), Free | Members

February 13 – September 5, 2016

In her many photographic projects, Catherine Opie has explored the tension between private desire and the public face. With the O Portfolio, shown at LACMA in its entirety for the first time in a Los Angeles museum, she offers an anatomy of sexual practices that are often obscured from public view. The photographs depict sadomasochistic scenarios derived from her participation in San Francisco’s bondage community.  

This exhibition is included in General Admission.

Exhibit runs through September 5, 2016.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm, Friday: 11 am–8 pm, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm, Closed Wednesdays

Desoto Gallery

April 1 2016

Part 1: REDO by Sadie Weschler

1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Part 1: Redo, an exhibition of photographs by Sadie Wechsler. The exhibition opens Saturday, February 27 and will be on view thru April 30, 2016. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery. She will be in attendance for the opening night reception.

Wechsler’s fantastical images present an off-kilter world that tends toward extremes. Part 1: Redo follows disparate threads of possible futures, sliding in and out of the artificial and the manipulated. The images are produced using various approaches: straight photographs, digital collage, rephotographed photomontages, and layered, 3-D cut paper composites. They are disjointed save for in their immediacy and a certain hyperawareness of their place among a world of pictures post-Web 2.0. A feedback loop — us watching ourselves watch ourselves.

For Wechsler, the fluidity of fact and fancy in the retelling of our stories is where the real truth emerges. Photography, with its ability to fictionalize actuality, speaks natively to such a world in flux. Multiplicity is essential, iterations are endless and unreliable, and memory and experience are constantly renegotiated. In Part 1:Redo nothing is quite right but it’s not completely wrong either. If in the realm of images we are at liberty to rescript reality, then Wechsler leads us into the coming times with wonder, disillusion, and good dose of humor. 

Sadie Wechsler (b. 1985, Seattle, Washington) received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, including recent exhibitions at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon and Aperture Gallery in New York. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Betty Bowen Award administered by the Seattle Art Museum. Wechsler is based in Seattle, Washington. 

Exhibit runs through April 30, 2016. 

The gallery is located at 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. Gallery hours are from Thursday thru Sunday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment. For inquiries please contact: Shelley De Soto at or 323-253-2255.

Atlanta, GA , silver gelatin print. M.L.K. series  ©  Susan Berger

Atlanta, GA, silver gelatin print. M.L.K. series © Susan Berger

dnj Gallery

April 1 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Honoring an American Hero by Susan Berger

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

Exhibit runs through April 9, 2016.

TAG Gallery

April 1 2016

Donn Delson, Christo Brock, and Gary Polonsky

TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibit runs through April 16, 2016.

Reception: Saturday March 26, 5-8pm.

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 9th, 3pm.

Ruth Bachofner Gallery

April 1 2016

New Work by AM Rousseau 

Ruth Bachofner Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, G2, Santa Monica CA 90404

Exhibit runs through April 16, 2016.


© Eleanor MacNair

© Eleanor MacNair

Kopeikin Gallery

April 1 2016


Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Exhibit runs through April 23, 2016.

huZ Galleries

April 1, 2016

Anguish and Obsession - An American Love Story

huZ Galleries, 341 West 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Multiple stories are told within the same narrative. The fetishistic obsession that this country has with firearms. The disastrous consequences of such obsessions. And the danger of a militarized police force.

Exhibit runs through April 30, 2016.

For gallery details and more information, contact

Persistent and Falling,  2015, gelatin silver print. 20x16" edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs  ©   Whitney Hubbs

Persistent and Falling, 2015, gelatin silver print. 20x16" edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs © Whitney Hubbs

M+B Gallery

April 1 2016

Whitney Hubbs Exhibition

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

Exhibit runs through May 7, 2016.

©   Sebastiao Salgado

© Sebastiao Salgado

Peter Fetterman Gallery

April 1 2016

Sebastião Salgado: A Retrospective - an official mopla exhibition

Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

Self-Portrait  , negative 1980; print 2008, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gelatin silver print,    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Self-Portrait, negative 1980; print 2008, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gelatin silver print,  © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

LACMA & the J. Paul Getty Museum

April 1 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

Robert Mapplethorpe is among the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century. This major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of his photographic work from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s. Drawn from the landmark acquisition made in 2011 from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the exhibition mixes Mapplethorpe's most iconic images with lesser-known photographs. Two complementary presentations, one at the J. Paul Getty Museum and another at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, are designed to highlight different aspects of the artist’s complex personality.

Exhibits run through July 31, 2016.


Rita de Acosta Lydig  , negative 1913; print 1914, Baron Adolf De Meyer, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Rita de Acosta Lydig, negative 1913; print 1914, Baron Adolf De Meyer, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum

April 1 2016

The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs

J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

In 1973, with the assistance of his lover Robert Mapplethorpe, Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. came to realize that photography was an under appreciated and undervalued art form. Over the next decade, Wagstaff assembled one of the most important private collections of photographs in the world. In 1984 he sold it to the J. Paul Getty Museum, where it became part of a group of major acquisitions that formed the Department of Photographs. This three-gallery exhibition presents a selection of Wagstaff’s collection, encompassing both masterpieces of the medium and obscure works that deserve attention.

Exhibit runs through July 31, 2016.

Photo by Jamie Johnson

Photo by Jamie Johnson

Arclight Sherman Oaks

April 1, 2016

VICES, A solo show by JAMIE Johnson - A featured MOPLA Event

Arclight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Exhibit runs through May 31, 2016

Silver Gelatin Prints:

11x14 Edition of 9

16x20 Edition of 7

20x24 Edition of 5

To purchase contact: Duncan Miller Gallery at 310-453-1111 or

© Dan Busta

© Dan Busta

Bergamot Station

April 2, 5:00-8:00pm

Bergamot Photo hop - An official mopla event

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


Robert Berman Gallery, #B7: The Body Electric, Photographs by Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French 

Peter Fetterman Gallery, #A1: Sebastião Salgado: A Retrospective

bG Gallery, #G8A: MultiCity, an exhibit exploring the diverse worlds of LA area photographers

dnj Gallery, #J1: Martin Luther King Dr.: Honoring an American Hero by Susan Berger

Building Bridges Art Exchange, #F2: Trouble Diaries: Four Stances, Curated by Dermis Leon.

Sloan Projects, #B5: Adele Mills: Four Acts and a Landscape

© Lisa Leone

© Lisa Leone

© Eva Napp

© Eva Napp

© Cira Crowell

© Cira Crowell

Leica Gallery LA

April 2, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Leica Gallery LA, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

A group show highlighting female photographic luminaries shooting a wide array of subject matter, all with the Leica systems.

Participating Artists:

Lisa Leone

Tasya Van Ree

Lesa Amoore

Eva Napp

Tanya Alexis 

Cira Crowell

Also on view is Pro'jekt LA Part One of MOPLA's 2016 projection series, featuring female photographic luminaries shooting a wide array of subject matter. Participating artists include Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Alice Mann, Diane Meyer, Lauren Pisano, Meg Griffiths and Evi Lemberger.


Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French ,  Tarantula , 2004/2016, 7 x 7 inch archival pigment print in an edition of 5

Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza FrenchTarantula, 2004/2016, 7 x 7 inch archival pigment print in an edition of 5

Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French,   By the Light , 2008/2016, 4.5 x 9 inch archival pigment print, in an edition of 5

Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, By the Light, 2008/2016, 4.5 x 9 inch archival pigment print, in an edition of 5

Robert Berman Gallery

April 2, 2016, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Body Electric, Photographs by Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French - An Official MOPLA exhibition

Robert Berman Gallery, at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Reception: April 2 5-8pm

Known for their large-scale, narrative-driven tableau photographs, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French have honed their visual language through ten years of ongoing collaboration. The Body Electric revisits early periods of intensive experimentation with light painting, in-camera illusions, costuming and performance, that became the foundation for the duo's artistic practice. Included in the exhibition are figure studies, landscapes, and abstract works printed as intimately scaled silver gelatin and pigment prints, as well as unique polaroids. 

Exhibit runs through May 7, 2016


MultiCity  by Dan Busta and Danielle Acoff

MultiCity by Dan Busta and Danielle Acoff

Besides the Crowd  by Nail Tazi

Besides the Crowd by Nail Tazi

bG Gallery

April 2, 2016, 4:00pm - 8:00pm


bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, G8A

An exhibit with Photo Hop exploring the diverse worlds of LA area photographers.

Exhibit runs through April 30, 2016.

J. Paul Getty Museum

April 5 2016

In Focus: Electric!

J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

Electrical innovations have radically transformed the rhythm of our days and our experience of darkness. Photographers have been attentive to such changes, capturing both excitement and concern about the electrical forces that energize our lives. Drawn from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights historic photographs that showcase the allure of artificial illumination as well as recent photographs that express unease about life tethered to the power grid.

Exhibit runs through August 28, 2016.

Phillip Prioleau  , 1982, Robert Mapplethorpe, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Phillip Prioleau, 1982, Robert Mapplethorpe, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

The Getty Center

April 7, 2:30pm

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, Gallery Tour - A featured mopla event

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Paul Martineau, associate curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery tour of the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Robert Mapplethorpe is among the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century. This major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of his photographic work from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the culture wards of the 1990s. Featuring portraits, nudes, still lives, and the controversial X Portfolio, the exhibition explores Mapplethorpe's studio practice and the creation of his foundation, which has shepherded his legacy into the 21st century. 

Drawn from the landmark acquisition from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, two complementary presentations, one at the J. Paul Getty Museum and another at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, highlight different aspects of the artist's complex oeuvre.

Robert Graham Studio

April 7 2016, Opening Reception 6:00pm - 8:00pm.


Robert Graham Studio, 5856 Adams Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

A group exhibition of artists that crossed paths in the early 90s having a profound interaction featuring Jim McHugh, Robert Graham, Big Sleeps, Prime, Juan Carlos Munoz, Alex Kizu.

Opening April 7, 2016,  An Official Exhibition of Month of Photography Los Angeles AFTERMATH combines the photography of Jim McHugh, who documents the creative lives of five LA street artists, with these five artist's own art works and the rarely seen, large format photography of one of America’s greatest sculptors, Robert Graham.  

AFTERMATH is a commemoration of sculptor Robert Graham's 1993 outreach to endangered youth, using his now famous MOCA Torso Project;  to teach those from the dangerous other side of LA to make art, to work in bronze. Under Graham's guidance they fabricated a small female torso sculpture, the proceeds of which went to the newly forming Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  "An exquisite work exhibiting the sculptor's best known subject, the female nude," Graham's small sculpture also became a symbol of possibility for many.

Juan Carlos Munoz aka “Heaven” was one of the original members who joined the TORSO project, and continued to work with Robert Graham as his studio assistant., and continues to work with his son Steven Graham at the studio workshop.  “Heaven” is an artist, muralist, and a sculptor.   This exhibition, AFTERMATH, brings together, works by “Heaven's” friends and fellow muralists, Gajin Fujita, Alex Kizu aka “Defer”, Joe Reza aka “Prime”, and Big Sleep, along with images by Jim McHugh, who photographed Robert Graham’s MOCA Torso project in 1992 for numerous magazine publications, and who has also photographed recent works of above artists.  

Robert Graham Studio Gallery, 5856 Adams Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232. 

Exhibit runs through May 29th, 2016.

©Bee Walker (Left) and Howard Stern (Right)

©Bee Walker (Left) and Howard Stern (Right)

Cooper Design Space

April 8, 6:00-9:00pm

Duality: A 2-Person Exhibition Featuring the Works from Howard Steenwyk and Bee Walker - An Official MOPLA Exhibition

Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Duality is a two-person exhibition featuring never before shown work from Howard Steenwyk's Seeing Red Series and Bee Walker's current series. Pairing the work of Los Angeles-based Steenwyk and Brooklyn-based Walker, Duality will explore diversity found not only within the artists' respective cities and their subjects but also within the medium of photography itself. 

On view through April 30, 2016.

© Christopher Woodcock

© Christopher Woodcock

Photo credits (left to right) : Peter Bohler, Clara Wildberger, Carson Davis Brown, TJ Tambellini, Marco Gualtieri, Rueben Wu, Synchrodogs, Cole Barash, Allison Pharmakis, Sasha Tivetsky. 

Photo credits (left to right) : Peter Bohler, Clara Wildberger, Carson Davis Brown, TJ Tambellini, Marco Gualtieri, Rueben Wu, Synchrodogs, Cole Barash, Allison Pharmakis, Sasha Tivetsky. 

Santa Monica Art Studios, Arena 1 Gallery

April 9 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Santa Monica Art Studios, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Month of Photography Los Angeles presents the 2016 Group Show, Diverse/City, at the Santa Monica Art Studios on April 9, 2016. The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition designed to support the theme of 2016, Diverse/City. The group show will feature emerging and established photographers. This exhibition is organized by the Lucie Foundation staff and curated by Teal Thomsen.

Participating artists include: Anna Di Prospero, Anne-Sophie Guillet, Ash LaRoseBall&AlbaneseCarlos Saavedra, Carolyn Doucette, Carson Davis Brown, Christopher WoodcockDaniel WahlbergEd Kashi, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Elisabeth Caren, Erica Simone, Esau RosalesFelicia SimionFrank SchaeferFred HoerrGregory Prescott, Ima Mfon, Julius Chiu, Leticia Zica, Lisa Guerriero,  Louis JacintoManfong LeongMarc LemoineMarek M. BerezowskiMark Indig, Natalie Franco, Nathaniel Perales, Rafael Levy, Richard S. ChowSaam GabbaySandra Chen WeinsteinSarah Elise AbramsonSergei SviatchenkoSinziana Velicescu, Tomas Mutsaers, Turi Calafato, Valentina Casalini and Will Russack.

Exhibition runs through May 7, 2016.

© Janette Beckman

© Janette Beckman

Project Gallery 

April 9, 7:00-10:00pm

LA Rebels

Project Gallery, 961 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Project Gallery is excited to announce the opening of LA Rebels, a collection of photographs from LA’s street and music scene by legendary music photographer Janette Beckman. The exhibition will also feature Beckman’s collaboration with graffiti artists Cey Adams, Revolt, Jules Muck, Jester, Zephyr, Morning Breath and more. 

LA Rebels, includes almost 20 pieces of work spanning across Beckman’s prolific career. Known for her documentation of the rise of hip-hop, the show includes shots of LA hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Eazy E, and Ice Cube. Select images from her photo essay on the East LA gang, El Hoyo Maravilla, will also be on display. 

Recently Beckman teamed up with graffiti artists to create a series entitled The MashUp. Conceived and curated by artist and designer Cey Adams, the artists reinterpreted Beckman’s iconic portraits of icons of the 80’s hip hop scene such as Keith Haring, Beastie Boys, Salt n Pepa, Slick Rick and Dr Dre, in their own distinctive style, creating new works of art.

Beckman impressive career began by capturing the burgeoning London punk scene of the late 70s/early 80s and the likes of The Clash, The Specials, and Ramones. In 1982, she set her sights on New York and was drawn to underground hip-hop. It was there that she worked with pioneers of the genre such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, and Grandmaster Flash. 

Her photographs have recently been exhibited at: The Museum of the City of New York, Punctum London, HVW8 and Le Salon Paris. Beckman lives and works in New York City and is the New York editor for the British style magazine Jocks & Nerds. 

Neighboring galleries on Chung King Road will also be open on April 9th from 7-10 p.m.

Exhibit runs through May 21, 2016.

Santa Monica Art Studios, Hanger Gallery South

April 9, 7:00-10:00pm

Off The Clock, 2016 APA La Curated Personal Photography Exhibition - an official mopla exhibition

Santa Monica Art Studios, Hanger Gallery South, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa  Monica, CA 90405

For the fifth annual APA LA gala and exhibition, photographers showing the personal side of their artistry submitted nearly 1,000 images. This year's esteemed curator, Julie Grahame of, selected one hundred images for this exhibition. RSVP by march 28th, 2016 at

On view for one night only. 


Duncan Miller Gallery

April 9 2016, 6-9pm

Her: Meditations on being female by Marjorie Salvaterra - An Official MOPLA Exhibition

Book Signing and Exhibition presented by Glitterati Incorporated

Duncan Miller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. Unit A7, Santa Monica CA 90404


In chaotically stunning portraits, HER captures the essence of the inner struggles of every woman. The stunning black-and-white images truly allows rage, encourages body acceptance, explores creativity, and essentially breaks the façade of female perfection and provides insights into the pressures that women face every day. Many of the portraits are quite humorous, whimsical, and highlight the universal experience of being a woman.

HER strips away the pretense of flawlessness picture by picture, displaying dark whimsy using simple yet evocative props such as wigs, umbrellas, and straitjackets, revealing the raw intimacy of women struggling against their senses of self and societal expectations. One visually arresting photo features a woman face down at the dinner table with her husband; another photo is a feminist interpretation of The Last Supper; while another photo features a woman holding an umbrella, shielding herself from falling prescription pills.

Photographer Marjorie Salvaterra examines the psychology of age and gender through the lens of unexpected interpretation and exaggerated gestures, wildly evocative of the great Italian film directors like Federico Fellini and painters such as Alex Katz.  At the same time, she offers up the individuality of womanhood, representing the woman who struggles with making sense of this crazy world. Salvaterra is a mother of two and was a stay-at-home mom before making her foray into the photography world, providing her with a unique perspective that resulted in these magnificent photographs.

Captured in 75 striking, perversely humorous, black-and-white images using subjects of all varieties, here is an incisive social commentary that examines women who have broken free of the façade of perfection.

© Edward E. Solis

© Edward E. Solis

Avenue 50 Studio

April 9, 7:00-10:00pm

Through the Eyes of a Bus Rider

Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present Car Free In A Car Culture "Through The Eyes Of A Bus Rider," a photography installation by Edward E. Solis.  

"Through The Eyes Of A Bus Rider,” is comprised of black and white and color photographs that document Solis’ travels on the MTA. The selected works were curated from thousands taken throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties over the past decade. The exhibit is curated line-by-line to create geographical cohesion by displaying the photos precisely to the real life location of the gallery. 

Southern California remains immersed in a predominantly car-based culture. In our cars we avoid our surroundings, choosing instead to turn up the radio, close the windows and escape. Solis explores the City's well-worn tracks as well as hidden sculptural gems, architectural angles, and the natural world around us. Through his photographs we experience places many of us have only visited vicariously, if at all. 

"There are definitely more benefits than disadvantages to taking public transportation in Southern California. These positives are reflected in . . . overall qualities of life, which are elaborated by everything the city has to offer, including its history, geography, and diverse cultures and lore. We mitigate our daily stresses by walking more, seeing more, and connecting with our surroundings. The constant movement of trains and buses mobilizes a sense of freedom . . . freedom to relax, catch up on work, or simply observe Los Angeles in a way we cannot when distracted by the task of negotiating a vehicle.” -- Edward E. Solis

Solis is a 41-year-old Angeleno, born in East Los Angeles and raised in Whittier CA. He is a 21-year music industry veteran who views public transportation as a chauffeured form of transport; Solis equates car-free with carefree. For the past ten years, Solis has single-handedly raised awareness of and promoted the car-free lifestyle across many communities and cultural environments. He sees himself as a global advocate for a car-free and eco-friendly lifestyle. 

Exhibit runs through May 7, 2016.

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Working to Survive © Renée C. Byer

Child Herder in Bolivia  © Renée C. Byer

Child Herder in Bolivia © Renée C. Byer

WIZNU Studios

April 14, 6:00-9:00pm


WIZNU Studios, 724 S Spring Street, #703, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Opening April 14, 2016, An Official Exhibition of Month of Photography Los Angeles, Living on a Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor, features compelling photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Renée C. Byer, who traveled to ten countries on four continents to illuminate the human faces of poverty.

Drawn from Byer’s internationally acclaimed book, Living on a Dollar a Day is a preview for a larger show that inspires viewers to put an end to extreme poverty through compassion, education and social action. These powerful images and stories help us understand the harsh conditions endured by people living on the brink of survival, and then learn how we can change those circumstances. The book won First Place Documentary Book from the International Photography Awards in 2014. Byer narrates a documentary about the project that will be released in 2016.

Renée C. Byer is an award-winning American documentary photojournalist best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013. Her photographs have appeared in publications and exhibitions around the world, notably at Visa Pour L’Image Festival of the Photograph 2014, in Perpignan, France.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, Byer has deepened our understanding of the leading issues of our time—environmental degradation, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.
On view through April 17th, 2016. 

Also on view is Pro'jekt LA Part Two of MOPLA's 2016 projection series, featuring photographers whose works give unique insight and perspective into international issues and global themes covering humanitarianism, photojournalism, documentary photography, and more. 

Living On A Dollar A Day will be on view at WIZNU Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm and by appointment Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm.

©Jacopo Paglione

©Jacopo Paglione

Downtown Photoroom

April 15, 6:00-9:00pm

DIS/EXISTS - an official mopla exhibition

Downtown Photoroom, 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 1242, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

The dis/exists group show brings together photographs of two seemingly contradictory but co-existing perspectives. On the one hand, the works posit a scientific approach, though not necessarily objective; and, on the other hand, they embrace the pursuit of pure beauty, which can appear highly analytical. Curated by Ara Oshagan and Hans-Peter Thomas. 

On view through May 15, 2016. 

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm.

© Dennis Keeley

© Dennis Keeley

The Icon

April 16, 5:00-8:00pm

Dennis Keeley Photographs: 25 Years of Music - An official MOPLA exhibition

The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Icon, in the Miracle Mile at 5450 Wilshire Blvd will host an exhibition of portraits of musicians by Dennis Keeley.   Keeley made hundreds of portraits of musicians from the 1970s till the early 2000s.  His work for periodicals, album covers,cd packaging and personal photographs for musicians in that era, made him one of the more sought after photographers in Los Angeles.

On view through May 26th, 2016. 

Hand Me Down to the Soft Earth and Let Me Start From Scratch  by Susan Mac

Hand Me Down to the Soft Earth and Let Me Start From Scratch by Susan Mac

Image by Maureen Halderman

Image by Maureen Halderman

bG Gallery

April 16, 2016, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Monster Photo Gestalt Exhibition - An official mopla exhibition

bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, G8A

For Monster Photo Gestalt, submitted close-up photos of animal and human body parts, as well as landscapes will be assembled by the curator into an imaginative composition including a surreal landscape populated by composite “monsters.”

Exhibit runs through April 30, 2016.

dnj Gallery

April 16 2016

When did it stop being fun? by Pamela Mayers-ScHoenberg

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

Exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

Santigold  © Ryan Pfluger

Santigold © Ryan Pfluger

Smashbox Studios

April 21, 6:30-9:30pm

MONTH of photography presents iNSTAGRAM JAM and Adhesive&CO - an official mopla exhibition hosted by smashbox studios and industrial color

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

The return of the very popular Instagram Jam, originally conceived by photographer Shaughn Crawford. Instagram Jam will feature the photography of well known and obscure photographers using Instagram to share their work.

ADHESIVE&CO is a creative agency and community builder. Our mission is #STICKCREATIVESTOGETHER. We provide a unique approach to industry functions, reviving face-to-face social networking by hosting monthly events in NYC, SF, LA & Boston.

Stick with us!

Also on view is Pro'jekt LA Part Three of MOPLA's projection series, featuring artists who were selected through an OPEN CALL on Instagram. The selected photographs aim to represent the intersection of the LA photo community and the social media community used to share and access it.


Image © Jessica Sample

Image © Jessica Sample

The Arsenal

April 22, 7:00-10:00pm

Wanderlust: A silent auction benefit - an official mopla exhibition

The Arsenal, 8439 Warner Dr., Culver City, CA 90232

Curated by Jessica Sample, 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. Proceeds from the silent auction of the exhibited photographs will go to Mercy Corps, to benefit refugee aid, and to Wild Aid, to benefit wildlife protection.

On view for one night only.

© Karen Bystedt

© Karen Bystedt

Artist's Corner Gallery

April 23, 7:00-10:00pm


AC Gallery, 6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood CA 90038

SEXY is Voluptuous, Trending, Elegant and Perverse. SEXY is Hot. Hedonic. Nasty and Nice. SEXY is very sex positive. And while the Getty breaks down barriers with Robert Mapplethorpe's SEXY exhibition, we want to break down some barriers, too.

Exhibit runs through May 1, 2016.

Lesbos, Greece, 2015: A father celebrates his family's safe passage to Lesbos after a stormy crossing over the Aegean Sea from Turkey.  ©Tom Stoddart

Lesbos, Greece, 2015: A father celebrates his family's safe passage to Lesbos after a stormy crossing over the Aegean Sea from Turkey.  ©Tom Stoddart

Annenberg Space for Photography

April 23, 2016


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

REFUGEE illuminates the global refugee crisis through new photographic artworks. In images created for the exhibition by five internationally acclaimed artists—Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller, and Tom StoddartREFUGEE represents the lives of refugees dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The compelling exhibit offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future.

Exhibit runs through August 21, 2016.

© Charlotte Patterson

© Charlotte Patterson

SAGE Projects

April 23, 7-10pm

charlotte patterson, "Goodbye Old Friend, And Thanks For The Fading Memories" - a featured mopla exhibition

SAGE Projects, 300 S. Anderson St. 90033

Earth, wind, water, and metal are the key elements in this stunning show by Los Angeles bred photographer Charlotte Patterson. Through her dynamic photographic process of forced decay and rebirth of an original image, she forces the viewer to reconsider traditional modes of perceiving and displaying photography. Moving away from the literal and into the abstract, Patterson infuses the viewing experience with ideas of ephemerality and immortality, the artist’s lens ultimately bringing focus to the beauty between the lines.

Exhibition on view April 16 - May 14, 2016

Sat, April 16, 2016 // 7-10pm: Opening Reception Soiree w/ the Artist

Sat, April 23, 2016 // 7-10pm: Exhibition viewing + Pro'jekt LA Part Four of MOPLA's Projection Series featuring a selection of images submitted to this year's call for participation by photographers worldwide, in addition to images from current ASMP LA members curated by Yasmin Alishav. 

Sat, May 14, 2016 // 2pm: Art Salon: "Through Her Lens" In Conversation with Charlotte Patterson An intimate discussion featuring a special guest moderator in conversation with Charlotte Patterson. This discussion will explore concepts of impermanence and immortalization in photography and how it has influenced this new body of work. This event is in conjunction with Gertrude Gertrude offers Salons - intimate events to learn, discuss and collect art. Wine and cheese will be served.

Hours: Saturdays 12pm - ­7pm and by appointment (310) 633.1737
rsvp@sage-­ //

Aesthesia Studios

April 27, 2016, 8pm

Awakenings - An Official MOPLA Exhibition

The Los Angeles chapter of ASMP is proud to announce its winners of its annual photography competition.

Photographs by 33 artists have been chosen to be exhibited at PHOTO L.A., the largest photography convention in California, on the weekend of January 21-24, 2016.

"Awakenings" features work by: Vytautas Ambrazas, Alex Aristei, Allan Barnes, Hannah Benet, Ian Campbell, Sam Davis, Leland Ettinger, Teresa Flowers, Patrick Michael Gookin, Agnieszka Gotowala, Ryan Gould, Bradford Gregory, Amber Gress, Sarah Hadley, Aurora Juarez, Laslo Keszi, Valerie Kim, Stacy Kranitz, Pilar Law, Lanakila Macnaughton, Michael Magers, Doug Menuez, Molly Peters, Ken Pivak, Frank Ockenfels 3, Therese Ohrvall, Hamish Robertson, Pocho Sanchez, Rhombie Sandoval, Larsen Sotelo, Amy Kanka Valadarsky, James Walker, and Ariel Williams. 

Image © Lev Rukhin

Image © Lev Rukhin

Glassell Commons Space A

April 28, 7:00-9:00pm

Lever Rukhin: Context and Folklore - An Official MOPLA Exhibition

Glassell Commons Space A, 3716 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Context: The use of whole contact sheets to weave an expressionist narrative/study of Los Angeles. Folklore: The documentation and gathering of Lever Rukhin's impressionist narrative/study of Los Angeles as photographed from a crawling Volvo.

On view through May 7, 2016. 

Requiem #7  ©Young-hwan Choi, South Korea

Requiem #7 ©Young-hwan Choi, South Korea

Raleigh Studios Hollywood

April 29 to May 1


Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

Application Deadline for Photo Independent is Approaching...

The Lucie Foundation is a proud partner of Photo Independent, which is seeking independent photographers and Photobook makers to exhibit their work April 29 to May 1, 2016.

Are you interested in building your career by getting in front of the right audience? In the past, galleries played an important role in representing and nurturing artists. However, that system can no longer support the amount of good artists who seek representation today, or who are working in unconventional media and forms. Through Photo Independent, artists can directly present and discuss their work with curators, gallery directors, dealers, collectors, editors, publishers, writers, educators, and cultural organizations, those who seek to find, invest in, promote and support the finest established, emerging and undiscovered artistic talent available today.

Photo Independent provides artists a venue to showcase their work in a professional art fair environment, the same way galleries do in art fairs such as Paris Photo and AIPAD. Through Photo Independent, artists can directly present and discuss their work with curators, gallery directors, dealers, collectors, editors and publishers ‚Äî who seek to meet, buy and collect art directly from the very best established, emerging and undiscovered artists today.

Since launching in 2014, Photo Independent has become THE art fair for photographers. As previous exhibitor Jessie Chaney says, ‚ÄúThe opportunity to exhibit at Photo Independent was a fantastic experience, for both my professional and personal photography career. Having my own booth was a great way to curate my own body of work, and also have the space to show it all together. The intimacy of the fair allowed me to interact with curators, professionals, artists and viewers in a personal setting that created lasting contacts and connections. I strongly recommend it to other artists looking to get their work shown."

Photo Independent is now accepting submissions from photographers worldwide. To guarantee the highest criteria of excellence, participants are selected by a diverse jury of knowledgeable arts professionals who will review all submissions. Artists will be able to select from different packages starting at $975. For more information about Photo Independent, and how to apply please visit


Photo Independent announces the 2016 Photobook Competition. Winning photo books will be exhibited and for sale at Photo Independent in Hollywood, April 29-May 1, 2016, and will be featured on the Photo Independent website and in marketing campaigns. Submit your photo books for consideration at

Dates and Times
Opening Night Party
Friday, April 29, 7-10pm

General Hours
Saturday, April 30, 11am–7pm
Sunday, May 1, 11am–6pm

*Days and times subject to change

For tickets, visit

On view throughout the weekend, Pro'jekt LA Part Five - Connections features a media presentation curated by Visura and Scott Thode. The show will explore how we connect to the humans, objects, environments, and world around us.

© Pascal Shirley

© Pascal Shirley

Tiny Gallery

April 29, 6:00-9:00pm


Tiny Gallery, 324 Sunset Ave, Unit G, Venice CA 90291

Los Angeles was built on a desert. Today, where the city sprawl ends the Sparse landscape begins.  
Three photographers will be showing their personal response to desert through one large scale photographic print.  
Pascal Shirley
Isa Wipfli
Patrick Fraser

Exhibit runs through May 8, 2016.

Photos (left to right) by: Christaan Felber, RJ Shaughnessy, João Canziani, and David Black.

Photos (left to right) by: Christaan Felber, RJ Shaughnessy, João Canziani, and David Black.

Contact Photo Lab

April 30, 5:00-8:00pm

TEN YEARS OF GIANT ARTISTS - an official mopla event

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

A group exhibition featuring the photographic talent of trend-setting agency Giant Artists, curated by Sabrina Bajaj. Artists include:

Christaan Felber

Collin Erie

David Black

Emily Shur

Jake Stangel

João Canziani

Justin Fantl

Lauren Dukoff

Michael Schmelling

Peter Sutherland

RJ Shaughnessy

Todd Cole

© Richard S. Chow

© Richard S. Chow

© Richard S. Chow

© Richard S. Chow

The Gallery Presents

April 30, 6:00-9:00pm

Distant Memories, photographs by Richard S. Chow - a featured mopla exhibition

The Gallery Presents, 12609 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA

The solo exhibit focuses on a collection of two portfolios: Distant Memories and Color Redux | Urban Landscape. Although the work in this exhibit presents two dramatically different styles and subject matters, the artist’s fundamental application of composition and interpretation create a sense of congruence. Both series transform and present imagery in a fresh perspective compelling the viewer to give the image a second look.

Richard’s latest series Distant Memories, which received recognition in the International Photography Award (IPA) - is diametrically grey, moody and reflective, a visual commentary on the ethereal nature of memories and the relationships that serve as their foundation; while his award-winning Color Redux|Urban Landscape series offers abstract modernism in striking geometries discovered within urban landscape.

Richard is a fine arts and documentary photographer. His work is honored with awards, solo/juried shows, internationally shown and published, and featured in several private collections. He is represented by Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association; also a producer for OPEN SHOW LA and curator at Los Angeles Curators. Richard served as Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit Create Now, whose mission is to transform lives for at-risk youth through arts mentoring.

He is based on Los Angeles, please peruse his body of work at

Exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

Santa Monica Auctions

June 5, 2016

Annual Summer Sale

Santa Monica Auctions, 2525 Michigan Ave Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is pleased to announce their Annual Summer Sale - an auction of modern and contemporary artwork of all mediums on June 5, 2016, at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA. 

Based in Santa Monica for 30 years, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is the longest running independently owned and operated boutique auction house in Los Angeles. This sale presents secondary market works by mid-career and established artists of all mediums including paintings, photography, sculpture, multiples and prints. 

Featured in this year’s upcoming sale is a complete set of Robert Heinecken’s Recto/Verso portfolio - the complete suite of 12 cibachrome photograms from 1989. 

We are still currently considering consignments of secondary market modern and contemporary fine art.

For continued Exhibitions click here.