When you hear the word space, what comes to mind? For some, it’s personal: an emotional space or a creative space. For others, it can be physical: a crowded space or outer space. It’s also an element of art that can help us think about the area surrounding the subject of a photograph.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to interpret the word.
Check out the video below for a look at three  photographers who each explore the concept of space in their own creative way:

Want to learn more? Don’t forget to browse other inspiring resources on the fundamentals of photography at MOPA’s Photo 101Also, make sure to check out MOPA’s Nancy K. Dubois Library for unique resources related to photography and film.


Special thanks to the artists Danny Lyon, Judith Fox and Kevin Cooley.

Additional financial support is provided by the Gould Family Foundation and the City of San Diego.