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May 2020

Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 6– Mixed Media

May 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Image of Large Cross No. 3 by Shao Wenhuan

We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Mixed Media For many of us, photography is about the pursuit of the perfect photograph. We debate angles, fine tune camera adjustments and dream of the latest and greatest equipment. But what if a photograph were just the beginning of a wider creative process? Tune in this Friday…

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Through My Lens, episode 6– The Art of Silhouettes

May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. The Art of Silhouettes During a time before cameras were in common use, people went to have their silhouettes made. These were done by special artists carefully cutting detailed renderings of the subjects features in profile. Even without the facial details we are used to seeing in photographic portraits, each of these silhouettes was as…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 7– Capturing Motion

May 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Harold Eugene Edgerton, .30 Bullet Piercing an Apple

We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Capturing Motion Join us for a look at three photographers who pushed the boundaries of what we can see and perceive of a world that is always in motion. Artists in focus: Eadweard Muybridge Harold Eugene Edgerton Jacques-Henri Lartigue Need a text reminder? Sign up here. Image credits:…

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

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. 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…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 8– New Ways of Seeing: Technology and Photography in the 21st Century

May 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Image from Nine Dragons by Yang Yongliang

We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. New Ways of Seeing: Technology and Photography in the 21st Century Tune in for a look at the work of artist Yang Yongliang who embraces new technologies like virtual reality and 4K video to craft immersive visual experiences. Artist in focus: Yang Yongliang Need a text reminder? Sign up…

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Through My Lens, episode 8– Defying Gravity: Capturing jumps in action!

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. Defying Gravity: Capturing Jumps in action! One of the many cool things about photography is that it allows us to freeze a fleeting moment in time! We can stop action in a single frame, allowing us to look at it, examine it, notice all the details, and see what movement really looks like. It's also…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 9– Beyond the Frame: Photographs as Installation

May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Wang Ningde, Form of Light / Thicket No. 1

We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Beyond the Frame: Photographs as Installation Join us for a look at artists who consider the viewer's standpoint. Learn about the role of light and space in creating these artworks. Artist in focus: Wang Ningde Need a text reminder? Sign up here. Image credits: Wang Ningde, Form of…

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Through My Lens, episode 9– Creative Compositions: Using Foreground

May 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. Creative Compositions: Using Foreground What's that you're taking a photo of? Your cat? Your friend? That cool tree? Well, let's take those photos to the next level. Sure, we know about focusing on your subject. And we've heard about how the background sets your scene. But what about that foreground? We'll show you how placing…

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May 2021

Culture & Cause: Highlighting Women in Photography

May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

APA San Diego invites you to join us for a special online evening presentation hosted by MOPA with three photographic artists to support and celebrate these amazing women and their cause driven work.

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May 2022

ReFramed: Conservation in an urbanized world (Online Event)

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Image of bus station with elephant in the foreground and bus station and people in the background

Join a conversation with photographer Nick Brand and scientist Dr. Kirstie Ruppert from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance for a discussion about wildlife conservation in an increasingly urbanized world. In the past century alone, a vast range of flora and fauna have faced extinction directly related to vanishing habitats. We’ll gain insights from Nick Brandt on his project This Empty World, which sheds light on the impact of humans on the environment. Dr. Kristie Ruppert will build out our…

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