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May 2020

Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 6– Mixed Media

May 1 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Open Show San Diego #16

May 14 @ 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 for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #16. 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 you (or someone you know) interested in showing work? Check out the Open Show San Diego website for more info! Financial…

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

May 15 @ 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 @ 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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San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Una Vita Spericolata

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Una Vita Spericolata (Reckless) Directed by Marco Ponti| 102 minutes When a young mechanic deep in debt has his bank loan rejected, a series of unfortunate events turns his rejection into a robbery. Along with his best friend, a former rally champion, and a miserable teen superstar as their hostage, they start on a crazy race across Italy. With police chases, bloodshed, and money being spilled, their escape is followed on social media,…

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

May 22 @ 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 @ 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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