MOPLA 2012 is going swimmingly and this week started with a sold out talk by Photographer and Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, presented by the New York Film Academy with the support of the Canon. There's much to do and see photographically and here are highlights and events we're sure you don't want to miss!
Saturday, April 14 - Sam Comen's Central Avenue:A Community Album is an unprecedented look into the history of Central Avenue with photographs provided by surrounding residents contrasted with new works made by Sam Comen. We're excited to see this come together. Opening reception on Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14: Beyond the Image: Techniques and Technologies That Are Changing the Face of Contemporary Phoography from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. An artist reception for Seda Bagahdasarian, Christine Caldwell, Claudia Kunin, Gwen Samuels and Sylvia Cogranne. Curated by Dale Youngman.
KGB STUDIOS is located at 1640 North Spring St. opposite the State Historic Park
( near Chinatown).
Tuesday, April 17 - Part three of Pro'jekt LA at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. This projection event is getting some nice buzz on the internet. Free attendance however RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Cool Hunting article here.
Read the Huffington Post article here.
Wednesday, April 18 - A and I Studios presents a printing workshop for those curious about printing on different substrate. Email Veronica@aandi.com to register and for more information.
A veritable who's who in photography have submitted their works to the International Photography Awards (our sister-effort) over the last nine years, vying for the Annual Lucie Awards trophy, the cash prizes and the title of International Photographer of the Year. This year marks our Tenth Anniversary and we've got a lot of GREAT ways in which we are going to be promoting the winning works in 2012 and beyond. If you're an early bird, we'll take 10% off your submission fees if you submit by April 30, 2012.
Photographers from left to right - Lauren Greenfield, Matt Hoyle, Loretta Lux, Tim Flach, Nadav Kander, Alex Prager, Paolo Pellegrin, Ian and Erick Regnard and
Thomas Hoeffgen. **Please note that these Photographers were category winners in previous years and not necessarily named Photographer of the Year.
We are thrilled to announce this year's recipient of the Emerging Scholarship Grant - Tommaso Barsali of Italy. He will receive $2500.00 to further explore a documentary project about Franco Bellucci entitled Hulks' Toys.
Hulk's Toys examines the toys and works of art created by Franco Bellucci, a lifelong health facility resident, whose creations have served as a kind of therapy. Barsali will continue to work with Belucci and those closest to him – his family, health facility staff, and the psychiatrist who first gave Belucci agency to create. Barsali's honest and beautiful images, color and black and white, chronicle a man and his creations.
To see a shortlist of photographers considered and to see his entire portfolio submitted, please click here.
We are delighted to present another opportunity for professional photographers to fund a new project, or complete one through the APA/Lucie Foundation's Professional Scholarship Grant of $5,000.00. The deadline to submit is April 30, 2012. The recipient is presented with the grant onstage at the forthcoming Lucie Awards in October 2012.
Learn more about the submission guidelines here.
We are thrilled to have the support of a mutitude of partners in our efforts to champion photography. This month, Translight Photography Center graciously printed exhibition prints for one of our MOPLA exhibitions. And, now they are offering a special to all of our readers.
Learn more about them here.
And take advantage of their special offer below.
Coming from out-of-town and need a place to stay for the MOPLA festivities?
Book your stay through our official housing partner for ALL MOPLA attendees.
Book your hotel here.