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Through My Lens, episode 7– Portraits: Family Role Reversal

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - May 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am

We’re embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us.

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Portraits: Family Role Reversal

What is your role in the family? How do you see the roles of other members of your family? Now imagine, *poof!* You’ve switched! Using props and some cinematic flair, how can you capture a role reversal in a family portrait?

Photographer, Cindy Sherman, created self portraits presenting herself as a wide range of characters playing out a variety of roles using props, costumes, and thoughtful backgrounds. Taking inspiration from MOPA’s annual Youth Exhibition theme, “growing up,” we can play with how the roles we play change – or don’t!

You will need:

  • A device to take pictures (Camera, smart phone, or tablet)
  • A subject to photograph (yourself, family members, or friends that are with you)
  • Props that represent the role you are playing

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Event Details

Start:   May 9, 2020
Time:   10:00 am - 10:30 am
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MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!Learn More


Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!