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April 2020

Livestream: Through My Lens, episode 2– Reimagine still life

April 3 @ 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. Reimagine still life to visually document this unique moment in our isolation stories These are unprecedented times we find ourselves in! Years in the future, how will we remember what it was like for us during this time? Who were we and how did we get through it? Inspired by photographic artists Hong Lei and…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 3– Projections of Light: Camera Obscura and Pinhole Photography

April 10 @ 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 The Yangtze River 7-8 May 2013 by Shi Guorui

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. Projections of Light: Camera Obscura and Pinhole Photography Technology has changed our relationship to photography in profound ways, but much of the science behind even the most modern camera has been around for centuries. Early experiments using a camera obscura, Latin for “darkened room”, laid the foundation for the invention of…

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Through My Lens, episode 3– DIY Filters: Shape, Color, and Texture

April 10 @ 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. DIY Filters: Shape, Color, and Texture Photography is about presenting ideas and the visual world in a new way and with a new perspective! Today's activity challenges you to use everyday objects collected in your home to make creative and interesting images. DIY Filters! A filter in this application is just something you place between…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 4– Cut + Paste: Exploring Photomontage

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 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. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Cut + Paste: Exploring Photomontage While we may think that combining two or more photographs is a newer trend made possible by digital technology, artists have blended images in creative ways since the earliest days of photography. From rough cut outs of print media to seamless digital blending…

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Through My Lens, episode 4– Self Portraits in your room

April 17 @ 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. Self Portraits in your room Is there a space in your home that is just YOURS? You fill it with the things you love, and you arrange it in a way that suits the way you live. At different stages in your life, this special and personal space - your sanctuary - will reflect who…

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico (How Strange To Be Named Federico) Directed by Ettore Scola | 93 minutes The film is a tribute to and a portrait of Federico Fellini, told by Ettore Scola on the twentieth anniversary of the great director’s death. Other than Fellini’s incredible cinema, what this devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro wants to commemorate are a few private and lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality. The film recreates their encounter…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 5– The Past in Motion: A Look at Early Cinema

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 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. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. The Past in Motion: A Look at Early Cinema On a sunny afternoon 125 years ago, the inventor Louis Lumiere set up a new kind of photographic device outside his factory in southern France. Equipped with nearly 55 feet of a new kind of flexible film, he trained…

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Through My Lens, episode 5– Who I Am: A collage project inspired by our Youth Exhibition

April 24 @ 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. Who I Am: A collage project inspired by our Youth Exhibition Who or what makes us who we are? We are complex creatures. We are individuals with unique experiences and unlimited dreams! Today, we are going to look at our own stories and our own unique identities through the art of photo collage, using snapshots…

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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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