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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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January 2019

Human Rights Film Festival 2019

January 31, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$6 – $40

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) returns to MOPA on January 31 - February 2. Now in its ninth year, the festival presents a unique program encompassing five films and discussions that address a wide range of human rights issues from around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present to discuss many of the issues raised by films and their impact around the world. Festival Schedule: Opening Night Thursday January 31,…

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February 2019

Open Show San Diego #11

February 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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The Joy of Nature Photography, with Eddie Soloway

March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Give yourself a day—one day full of photographic sessions, from 10 AM to 4 PM to honor your creative self. Bring back the joy and wonder of being in nature, and holding a camera in your hand. Learn how to make pictures that soar past postcards, and capture what you are feeling, what you are seeing, and what you are thinking. Eddie will make you laugh when he shows you his first show, and you will “get it” when he…

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April 2019

Light and Time Workshop

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts 2, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Exploring Parallels Between Solar and Photography The two basic ingredients of photography are light and time, and for much of history the light used to make a photograph came from the most common natural source we know: the sun. The process is similar to the reaction that occurs inside a solar cell, as UV light reacts to create a charge which is stored to be used as energy. To mark the equinox where the days begin to get longer, join…

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May 2019

Open Show San Diego #12

May 16, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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