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September 2018

And Here We Are – A Nature Story with Bil Zelman

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on Thursday, September 6 for “And Here We Are – A Nature Story” with Bil Zelman including a photographic talk and presentation in MOPA's Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. Photographer Bil Zelman’s latest work “And Here We Are – A Nature Story” examines the our rapidly changing landscape, the impacts of non-native and invasive species, and the fragile places where man and nature collide. About Bil Zelman: Photographer Bil Zelman has been on assignment in over 30 countries, shot journalism…

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November 2018

Open Show San Diego #10

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #10. Each Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their latest work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout.   Oh, and raffle prizes. What's not to love? Are you (or someone you know) interested in showing work to an audience? Call for submissions is now…

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December 2018

CULTURE Trek: David Levinthal

December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on December 14 to explore the colorful large-scale Polaroids by photographer David Levinthal. Levinthal uses toys and props to create miniature scenes packed with references to American visual culture. Engaging with a wide range of topics, from race and identity to beauty and sexuality, the artist used a unique large-format Polaroid camera to photograph this particular set of images. This CULTURE trek will introduce MOPA's permanent collection, explore the work of the artist, and invite attendees to see the prints up…

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February 2019

Open Show San Diego #11

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #11. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Presenting artists for Open Show #11 include: Paul Turounet CJ Heyliger scott b davis Marco Franchina Missed the open call for submission?…

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March 2019

APA Presents: Behind the Scenes with Art Streiber and Michele Romero

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

APA | San Diego presents Behind the Scenes with Photographer Art Streiber and special guest, Entertainment Weekly Photo Editor Michele Romero On March 14, the two will share their creative working process that helps them achieve dynamic images, discuss their past decade of collaboration and take attendees behind the scenes on a few of their recent shoots from concept, production, to execution. Image Credit: Art Streiber   About APA San Diego APA is a non-profit volunteer organization, run by photographers for photographers. Our goal…

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May 2019

Open Show San Diego #12

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #12. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? We're excited to welcome the five presenters for May 16: Julio M. Romero Rebecca Webb Samantha Allard Brooklynn Kascel Marie Keech While…

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Photographic Illiteracy: Re-Reading Alexander Rodchenko’s Photo-Stills

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us in welcoming guest lecturer Dr. Katherine M.H. Reischl for an exploration of works by Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko from MOPA’s permanent collection. In 1928 the Soviet photographer Alexander Rodchenko was publicly accused of plagiarizing the work of western photographers. In his heated response, the one-time professor rebuked his critics by claiming that they were photographically “illiterate” and, in the course of several short articles, proceeded to show them how to see and read photographic space. In this talk,…

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June 2019

APA San Diego Presents: An Evening with Adventure Photographer Travis Burke

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Please note that this event has been canceled. For additional questions or inquiries, please contact director@apasd.org. APA San Diego and MOPA are proud to welcome local adventure photographer Travis Burke. Join us for a special one-night event including a photographic talk and slide presentation at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. From scraping grease out of restaurant vents at night to becoming an award-winning landscape and commercial photographer, Travis believes that with a…

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August 2019

Open Show San Diego #13

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #13. Open Show San Diego and MOPA welcome presenting artists for August: Rob Hammer Alejandro Tamayo Wayne Swanson William Bay Nick Cook Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Are…

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Culture TREK: Bruce Davidson

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join members on August 30 for an intimate look at select works by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. From the fight for civil rights across American's south to Harlem’s changing landscape in 1970’s New York, Davidson's work provides perspectives on key events that shaped the United States in the the 20th century. This is a members-only event. Not a member? Join today! About the Program MOPA's Culture Treks highlight original works from the museum’s collection for members to view up close…

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