9:00 AM09:00

MOPA - Defining Place/Space + Talking With A Friend


Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia

Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia represents the current state of contemporary photography in Australia through the work of thirteen artists including several whose work is being shown in the United States for the first time. The featured photographers were nominated by five Australian senior curators of photography; finalists were selected by MOPA’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Deborah Klochko.

The exhibition shows that art-making in Australia is not just about the flora and fauna of the country. The artists reflect many different perspectives on the creativity that exists in the country. The nomination of four Aboriginal artists touches upon the country’s relationship with indigenous people, and the ways that history affects art-making. Defining Place/Space is more than what people will expect. It shows a country at the forefront of photographic image-making, opening a dialogue with the rest of our world about the place Australia holds in the creation of art.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Hoda Afshar, Polly Borland, Pat Brassington, Michael Cook, Rosemary Laing, Ricky Maynard, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou, Trent Parke, Patrick Pound, Jacky Redgate, James Tylor, and Justine Varga.

A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition, and be available for purchase from MOPA’s store and website.

Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia is made possible by the generous support of Olivia and Peter Farrell, the Massey Charitable Trust, and the Gardner Bilingual Fund.



Talking With A Friend: Portraits by Bern Schwartz

Bern Schwartz embarked on an exciting new chapter in life when he turned his energy to photography at the youthful age of sixty. Inspired by friendships he made with notable photographers of the time, Schwartz’s goal was “to create pictures that are true to the personality of each subject, and [would] stand the test of time…”

Talking With A Friend: Portraits by Bern Schwartz showcases photographs made by the artist from 1977-1978. The exhibition features portraits of Prince Charles, David Hockney, Twiggy, and Zandra Rhodes among others. All of the images come from MOPA’s photography collection, generously donated by the Bern Schwartz Family Foundation in 2017.


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to Nov 3

SPE West - All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice


Come learn from and connect with other individuals working with critical issues in social justice.

This conference is co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, minutes from the San Jose Airport and less than an hour from the old stomping grounds of Group f/64, which includes Carmel, San Francisco, and Oakland.

We will explore how photography is used to challenge injustice, pursue social equality, and advance human rights through creative skills in order to inspire social movements, to witness, to resist oppression, to pose the difficult questions, and to stimulate debate and awareness about critical social issues.


Proposals are due May 15, 2019.

  • Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:

    • Regular, Senior, Sustaining member: $75 early, $90 regular

    • Adjunct/part-time: $40 early, $55 regular

    • Student: $20 early, $25 regular

    • Non-member: $190

    • Student non-member: $60

Because nearby quick restaurants are very limited, we will be providing an optional $15 lunch on site on Saturday. Must be paid in advance at the time of registration.

  • Conference Chair: Renee Billingslea

  • Conference Co-Chair: Lamia Khorshid

  • West Chapter Chair: Amanda Dahlgren

  • Southwest Chapter Chair: Abbey Hepner

For questions or comments about the conference, please email:


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to Jul 12

2019 CAVAD Summer Academies

CAVAD Summer Academies at California Baptist University provides a unique opportunity for students to be exposed to architecture, design, film, fine art, and photography in a hands-on manner. During CAVAD Summer Academies, students will work directly with CBU faculty and use the same professional tools as used in the industry. Throughout the week, students will produce a product in a studio environment, just as a collegiate student would at CBU.


  • Architecture

  • Fine Art

  • Film

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

Registration for 2019 CAVAD Summer Academies

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9:00 AM09:00

Annenberg Space for Photography Presents Photoville LA and Contact High



Annenberg Space for Photography Presents Photoville LA — the largest photographic event in NYC is now coming to Los Angeles for the first time in its seven-year history, created and produced by UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES.

Photoville LA will feature exhibitions of local and international photographers, bringing together LA based organizations and institutions, and our cultural and photographic community for two consecutive long-weekends of nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, as well as Smorgasburg selected food vendors and Photoville’s famous community beer garden.

All under the creative and magical environment created through exhibitions using repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and special installations making it a unique and festival atmosphere with multiple galleries for Angelenos to explore all for FREE.




Documenting the Rise of a Cultural Phenomenon

Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.

Curated by Vikki Tobak, based on the bestselling book of the same name, and with creative direction by Fab 5 Freddy, the photographic exhibition includes nearly 140 works from 60 photographers. Guests will also see over 75 original and unedited contact sheets—from Barron Claiborne’s iconic Notorious B.I.G. portraits and early images of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West as they first took to the scene, to Janette Beckman’s defining photos of Salt-N-Pepa, and Jamel Shabazz and Gordon Parks documenting hip-hop culture—CONTACT HIGH allows visitors to look directly through the photographer’s lens and observe all of the pictures taken during these legendary photo shoots.

The exhibit also includes an exclusive new, documentary short film – produced by the Annenberg Foundation and Radical Media – featuring a selection of CONTACT HIGH’s photographers at work and in conversation, including Barron Claiborne, Brian “B+” Cross, Eric Coleman, Estevan Oriol, Jorge Peniche, Jamel Shabazz, Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, Jack McKain, Dana Scruggs, and Danny Clinch.

Rare videos, memorabilia, and music are included to complement the photographs, demonstrating how the documentation of a cultural phenomenon impacts politics, culture, and social movements around the world.

CONTACT HIGH was created in partnership with United Photo Industries.


Tentative Schedule

Space is Limited, Sign up Today! - See Laura Peralta.

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6:00 PM18:00

2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition


So successful has been the camera’s role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful. —Susan Sontag

It is often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, implying that our experience shapes our perception. But, how much of what we see informs those experiences? In a sea of social media and advertisements, a feedback loop permeates our consciousness. We make images and images make us.

The four female photographers in this exhibition seek to explore concerns beyond the surface of popular photographic imagery; testing the traditional conventions of representation that are often determined by their male counterparts in the industries of fashion, documentary and fine art photography. These images celebrate photography’s ability to render all that we imagine visible, but also critique its limitations. For “now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but soon we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that we know now is partial and incomplete, but soon we will know everything completely, just as God knows us completely.” (1 Corinthians 13: 12) Who holds these standards of beauty and who decides what is worth recording? The photographer must aim to see more than what is visible.

Adrianna Toro | Sydney Estrada | December Kurtz | Brianna Dice



Youth Culture

Adrianna Toro grew up looking at fashion magazines but, never related to the content. “I always felt like I was different and decided to embrace it. I wanted to see people and places existing on the margins—like me.” As fashion imagery is predominately mediated through a male gaze, Toro seeks to employ her own purview as a young woman behind the camera instead of being in front of it. In her work, colorful fragments are layered into photographs of youthful subjects; subjects whose beauty and satisfaction are as fleeting as the shutter of her camera.



Role Models

Sydney Estrada was drawn to photograph her sister as a single mother who is raising two twin girls. So often, women are either depicted at the center of a nuclear family or as an object of desire, yet there are so many complex roles they fill between those two poles. Statistics show that 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 17.2 million children — are being raised without a father by single mothers. How we portray women in the media so often undermines the complexity of the roles they carry as leaders in their workplace, churches, families and communities. Estrada was interested in showing the beauty of her sister’s struggle to raise two strong women who will one day see her sacrifices.


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Quotidian Life

December Kurtz is interested in using the camera as a way to get to know the people around her. Documenting the rural community where she works in Idyllwild, CA, her sensitive environmental portraits aim to reveal the complexity of her coworkers’ lives through a humanizing lens. After a fire devastated area businesses and homes, she continued this inquiry to show how a single event can leave a lasting impact on many. Hailing from a small town herself, it was important for Kurtz to personally connect with her subjects, giving them a sense of agency in the images.


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The Standard

Brianna Dice is interested in questioning cultural standards of beauty that have been reinforced through Western media. Mining her own experiences and relationships, she seeks to reveal how larger political systems shape everyday life. Through photography, performance and video montage, she challenges the male gaze and critiques society’s unrealistic expectations set for women. She states, “ my work is greatly influenced by my background and community. I often look to the past to reclaim some of my family history in hopes that this will bring light to present days issues we face today.”

CBU Photography

The photography program within the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design at the California Baptist University in Riverside, California explores the practice and theory of photography through a rich foundational curriculum. Photography students will grow in their technical understanding and methodology of the photographic medium and its digital applications while learning the critical principles of design. Through the introduction of narrative, conceptual development and Christian worldview - students will acquire a unique stylistic aesthetic. Within their concentration, they will construct a professional portfolio that is viable within their genre of photography and representational of their vision.

For more information about our program, please visit us on the web at: or call us at 951.552.8150.

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7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening - Generation Wealth, Directed by Lauren Greenfield


Free Admission! Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously autobiographical and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the personal costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed. No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve. This film is a part of Film for Thought, a series of screenings sponsored by the Advancing Intercultural Studies project and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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to Mar 10

SPE 2019 Annual Conference - The Myths of Photography and the American Dream

Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio

What are the 21st century myths surrounding photography and the American Dream? What is the function of these myths—whom do they serve and why? What is the role of race and class in the American Dream? What can photographs do in the 21st century beyond occupying the space of "art"? What role do photographs of "America" play in creating negative and positive myths beyond our shores regarding life and opportunity in the United States? What are the "photographs not taken," and what do photographers need to know to make them? What are the new fiction and non-fiction texts across genres and disciplines, informed and inspired by these photographs, that need to be written? What are the social, historical, and cultural literacies required to write them? What role can photography play in making sense of this challenging time in the story of the United States? And where do we go from here?

Photographers, scholars, educators, thought leaders, political and organizational leaders, and consumers of images all wrest meaning from the dynamic visual literacies of past and present to shape our future. What are our responsibilities in representing, interpreting, and sharing the visual language of photography? We will gather in Cleveland—home to some of the world's largest community conversations about how to make our communities more resilient and just—to answer these and many other questions concerning The Myths of Photography and the American Dream.

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12:00 PM12:00

Photo LA - The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

Professors Kern + Cedré, will be at Photo LA Sunday Feb 3rd from 12 Noon - 2 PM. If any students would like to meet them there, please be in touch with either to coordinate. Transportation and Admission to be provided by students, suggested to carpool as parking is $20 for the day.

Collect + Connect

Photo L.A., the International photographic art exposition, proudly returns for it's 27th edition at The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA, January 31 - February 3, 2019.


1 Night | 3 Days

10,000 Collectors & Enthusiasts


65 Galleries & counting

We know what you're thinking, "Been there, done that." We're happy to tell you that Photo L.A. is an entirely different experience. We're bringing the best of the photography world to your doorstep with a collaborative platform that links dealers and collectors with a gamut of galleries from around the globe.

Galleries | Artists | Photographers | Renowned Experts

Internationally recognized, yet abundantly accessible, Photo L.A. cultivates connections between industry elite and up-and-coming talent alike. The longest running international photographic art fair on the West Coast, Photo L.A. has been in operation for nearly three decades.

Photo L.A. received a new home in the historic Barker Hangar this year. The airplane hangar’s soaring vaulted ceilings, arched steel trusses, and sweeping 35,000 square foot event space will host a roster of 50-65 local and international galleries and dealers, individual artists, collectives, leading not-for-profits, museums, art schools, and global booksellers.


Friday, February 1, 11am - 8pm

Saturday, February 2, 11am - 8pm

Sunday, February 3, 11am - 4pm

Opening Night : January 31, 6pm - 9pm

For more information visit our website at



    • Advance ticket prices are for tickets purchased online in advance prior to the event. There is a Day of Event price increase for all tickets purchased.

  • Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

    • All ages are welcome, however everyone entering needs a ticket.

  • What are my parking options getting to the event?

    • There is a parking lot directly in front of The Barker Hangar. Parking will be $20 for the day.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    • Once a ticket is purchased we do not offer refunds.

  • Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    • Please contact us at: or 323 965-1000

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9:00 AM09:00

Getty Museum + The Underground Museum + Broad


Getty - Sally Mann

The first major traveling survey of the artist’s career, this exhibition explores how Sally Mann’s relationship with the American South has shaped her work. Experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs—many never before shown—reveal how she probes themes of family, mortality, and the landscape as a repository of personal and collective memory. Asking powerful questions about history, identity, race, and religion, the exhibition demonstrates how the legacy of the South continues to permeate American identity.

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

Generously supported at the J. Paul Getty Museum by Gagosian


THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM - Deana Lawson: Planes 

Every human body carries the memories and marks of its origin story. But bodies are also like vessels that contain all of the knowledge, love, and culture needed to imagine themselves beyond the boundaries of earthly acres, and oceans. Vessels can take many forms: mothers, fathers, brothers, daughters, lovers, kings and queens. Our magnificent bodies can assemble as stars, and also nations. One vessel emerged in Rochester, NY. Her mother worked for over 30 years at Eastman Kodak, the historic photographic film company. Her father was the family documentarian. His photographs inspired her to use the medium for exploring, and imagining, the world.

Her meticulously staged photographs and installations became gathering places for radiant vessels everywhere. Her images proving the beauty and brilliance of their existence. Many of her subjects were strangers she encountered on the street. She put them in familiar domestic spaces, and surrounded them with sentimental artifacts, some of which she collected throughout her own travels, and some that belonged to the vessels themselves. She hoped viewers could see that beyond the surface of her photographs were multi-dimensional planes that connected time and space. Diasporic planes with instructions on how to get to the future.

In 2009, Noah Davis served as a juror for a prestigious art prize. One notable submission was by a photographer named Deana Lawson. Noah told everyone he knew about Lawson’s singular vision—which combined a painter’s sense for spatial composition with an ethnographer’s curiosity of the human condition—and the two artists soon became close friends. When Noah founded The Underground Museum, one of the earliest projects he envisioned for the space was a solo exhibition of Lawson’s worlds. This is us building from his blueprint.



A Journey That Wasn’t explores complex representations of time, and features the return of the beloved video installation, The Visitors, by Ragnar Kjartansson. The exhibition presents more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Elliott Hundley, Pierre Huyghe, Anselm Kiefer, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha. 40 of the 55 works in the exhibition are on view for the first time at The Broad. Painting, sculpture, photography, film and installation will be brought together to examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay. Others imply movement or narrative within single still images; in these works, historical styles and events are ruptured, collaged and recontextualized, like portals into seemingly other worlds.

A Journey That Wasn’t will be on view in The Broad’s first floor galleries through February 10, 2019 and is accessible with free general admission tickets.


Tentative Schedule

  • 8:45 AM

    • Meet at Kugel

  • 9:00 AM

    • Depart CBU via Bus

  • 11:00 AM

    • Arrive at Getty Museum

  • 1:00 PM

    • Meet at Tram to Depart the Getty Museum

  • 1:30PM

    • Depart Getty Museum to The Underground Museum

  • 2:00 PM

    • Arrive at The Underground Museum

  • 3:00 PM

    • Depart The Underground Museum to The Broad

  • 3:30 PM

    • Arrive at The Broad

  • 4:00 PM

    • The Broad Group Reservation

  • 6:00 PM

    • Depart Broad to CBU

  • 8:00 PM

    • Arrive back at CBU

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6:00 PM18:00

RAM + UCR ARTS: In the Sunshine of Neglect


Professors Kern + Cedré will be at RAM at 6 PM, Meet us There! We will then proceed to check out UCR ARTS.

January 19–April 28, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Freedom can be found at the margins. That is the theme of a first-ever survey exhibition opening January 19, 2019. In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Presents a simultaneous two-part exhibition at UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography and the Riverside Art Museum. The show presents the title’s territory on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Basin as an experimental tabula rasa playground for photographers, where nothing was at stake, so everything was possible.

In the Sunshine of Neglect includes 194 works by 54 photographers, including Kim Abeles, Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Laurie Brown, Judy Chicago, Joe Deal, Lewis deSoto, John Divola, Christina Fernandez, Judy Fiskin, Robbert Flick, Anthony Hernandez, Sant Khalsa, Richard Misrach, Kenda North, Allan Sekula, Julie Shafer, Julius Shulman, Joel Sternfeld, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan, Kim Stringfellow, among others. It is curated by artist and UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography Senior Curator Douglas McCulloh.

Inland Southern California is a region of 4.5 million people, but it is also a periphery. Established photographic artists and rising experimentalists have long used the area as a laboratory. The visions of these artists—experimental, hard-eyed, and imaginative—influenced the course of contemporary art and photography. In the Sunshine of Neglect is the first exhibition to survey this remarkable history.

The region where the experiments took place is startlingly free of iconography: no Santa Monica Pier, no Hollywood sign, none of the signifiers of Los Angeles. “If you wanted to pick a defining symbol,” explains McCulloh, “it’d be hard to do so. Perhaps a standard stucco tract home? Pick any of ten thousand; they’re fairly interchangeable.” This lack of iconography leaves the artists free to look, and the strange expanses of Inland Southern California are conducive to new vision. The “hugely varied topography—valleys, rivers, mountains, deserts, and urban sprawl,” sliced by fault zones and “ofttimes beset by fire or flood” offered a “tabula rasa strangeness,” McCulloh comments. The artists’ work also helps define the aesthetic identity of America’s 13th most populous urban area, a region of 27,000 square miles.

The result of the alchemy is that the artists discover new directions and the landscape becomes “grounds for change” in photography itself. The exhibition demonstrates this historic relationship particularly clearly in the work of New Topographics photographers Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, and Joe Deal, who are well represented among the show’s 194 works. All spent formative years in the region, Adams went to school at the University of Redlands, Baltz attended Claremont Graduate School, and Deal taught at the University of California, Riverside.

The exhibition also implies that this ground remains fertile. Among the newer photographers, collaborators Amy Bystedt and Sally Egan have turned their attention to re-creating a psychographic landscape of both a time and a place that no longer exist. Going far, far beyond the debate of where truth lies in the photographic image, Bystedt and Egan’s Fotomat series, completed in 2015, is “translocated from the weirdly utopian heart of the 1970s. They are photographers, casting agents, location scouts, prop managers, set designers, wardrobe, stylists, models, and post-production crew. Every person in every photo—including every disembodied arm or truncated leg—is Bystedt or Egan. Beyond that, the place is theirs as well. The locales are scattered across the inland region, centered in Ontario, Pomona, and vicinity. It is entirely contemporary, but casts its modern gaze to a disappeared world. The settings, clothing, and style are 1970s, all fabricated to be photographed.”

The exhibition, which runs until April 28, 2019, is accompanied by a complete catalogue (274 pages, $45), published by the Inlandia Institute. UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography is located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501 and the Riverside Art Museum at 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. The exhibition sites are three-and-a-half blocks apart.

Exhibit-related Programming

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. | Location: RAM and UCR ARTS

Please join the curator and the artists for a celebration of In the Sunshine of Neglect, a joint exhibition held concurrently at RAM and UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography, and its catalogue.

Conversations at the Culver: Deep Roots/Rooting Around

Sunday, February 3, 2019, Gallery Tour: 12:30 p.m., Panel Discussion: 1:30 p.m. | Location: UCR ARTS

Kim Abeles, John Divola, Lewis deSoto, and Sant Khalsa discuss their extended engagement with the inland region personally and artistically.

Roundtable at RAM: Eyes Wide Open–Discoveries in the IE

Sunday, February 24, 2019, Gallery Tour: 12:30 p.m., Panel Discussion: 1:30 p.m. | Location: RAM

Robbert Flick, Ken Marchionno, Susan Straight, and Kim Stringfellow share their inland discoveries and how their finds inspired their work.

Stan Brakhage's Desert Plus Shorts Made in the Inland Empire

Saturday, March 9, 2019, Gallery Tour: 2 p.m., Film: 3 p.m. | Location: UCR ARTS: Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts

A screening of Desert by Stan Brakhage, one of America's most important non-narrative experimental filmmakers plus short films of the IE by various independent filmmakers.


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9:00 AM09:00

Spring 2019 CBU Photography Coffee & Donuts


Welcome Back CBU Photography.

We’re expecting for you to join us for some Coffee & Donuts this Saturday January 12th from 9 AM to 11 AM over at ABPK A19.

Do you need a ride? We’ve got you covered.

CBU Shuttle Leaving the KUGEL at 8:45 AM and will get you back to campus at the latest 11:15 AM.

We’re looking forward to catching up with you all.

Kern, Hoehne, Cedré

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4:00 PM16:00

Art Center presents a Graduate Art Seminar with Photographer Stephen Shore

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Jack Bankowsky Presents Stephen Shore

American photographer, Stephen Shore has published and exhibited widely for more than four decades. Credited with igniting a new interest in color photography as well as the use of the view camera for documentary work in a series of landmark shows at New York’s Light Gallery in the 1970s, Shore has been accorded one-person exhibitions at institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1971), where he became the first living photographer to be so honored since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (1977); Art Institute of Chicago (1984); the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (1996); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005); and the Jeu de Paume, Paris (2005). Last year, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opened a major retrospective spanning Shore's full career.

More than two dozen catalogues and books have been devoted to Shore's photographs, including Uncommon Places (Aperture, 1982); American Surfaces ( Schirmer/Mosel, 1999); and Stephen Shore (Phaidon, 2008). Shore authored The Nature of Photographs (John Hopkins University Press, 1998), and a selection of his photos, Factory: Andy Warhol, appeared from Phaidon in 2016. He is represented by 303 Gallery, New York; and Sprüth Magers, London and Berlin. Since 1982, he has been the director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.

Note: The Seminar typically takes place on Tuesday evening’s at 7:30 p.m. throughout the Fall and Spring terms, however, Shore’s visit will take place on a Thursday.

ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.

Limited to 25 Photography Students

Tentative Schedule

  • Depart CBU via Bus

    • 4:00 PM

  • Lecture

    • 7:30 PM

  • Depart Art Center

    • 9:30 PM

  • Estimated Return Arrival

    • 11:00 PM


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3:30 PM15:30

An Evening With Frank Ockenfels 3 and Carol LeFlufy



An Evening With Frank Ockenfels 3 and Carol LeFlufy

Thirty Years and Counting: Collaboration and Representation

Continuing the very popular APA LA series 'An Evening With', we are bringing on two more heavy hitters in the industry. The first event showcased the dynamic duo, Michele Romero and Art Streiber. November 7 APA Los Angeles and Space For Arts present An Evening With Frank Ockenfels 3 and Carol LeFlufy - Thirty Years and Counting: Collaboration and Representaion.

The Event

An open and honest conversation about the long term relationship between agent and artist. From the beginning - how it started - how it grew - and through the ups and downs and the challenges of our industry with a sense of humor, respect love and passion for what we do.

Carol LeFlufy and Frank Ockenfels have worked together as agent and photographer for thirty years. Both are based in Los Angeles now after meeting and starting out in New York City.

Frank has collaborated with actors, artists, musicians, politicians, athletes and everyday people for his whole career and as a portrait photographer, Frank’s work has crossed over into every category. Frank has photographed countless TV and movie advertising campaigns for all the major networks and cable channels, movie posters for many of the most popular films of our time, editorial work in almost every major magazine, and over 200 album covers and press shoots.

Frank is also a director with many TV commercials, music videos and entertainment pieces to his credit and Carol and Frank will discuss the evolution of Frank’s career including his directing history as well as the next steps that they are now creating in his long term career.

Carol worked as Annie Leibovitz’s studio manager for three years and was then invited to join Art + Commerce as an assistant agent to the original partners. Art + Commerce represented Annie as well as Steven Meisel and Robert Mapplethorpe at this time and grew to represent over twenty photographers. Over her fifteen years with Art + Commerce, she represented Richard Burbridge, Mary Ellen Mark, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels, Taryn Simon, Ellen von Unwerth and Max Vadukul.

Carol moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and opened the successful photography agency Eye Forward and is now representing, Michael Christopher Brown, Heather Hazzan, The Ingalls, Sam Jones, Spencer Lowell, Bella Newman, Dewey Nicks, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels and Ward & Kweskin.

This night will be an inside and honest look at the process between artist and agent illustrated with samples of Frank’s work and some very good stories!

Tentative Schedule

  • 3:30 PM

    • Depart CBU via SUV

  • 5:15 PM

    • Arrive in Los Angeles / Dinner

  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    • Networking and Check In

  • 7:00 - 8:15 PM

    • Presentation

  • 8:15 - 9:00 PM

    • Q&A

  • 9:00 PM

    • Depart LA

  • 11:00 PM

    • Estimated Arrive back to CBU


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SPE 2018 West Conference - Conflux: Coming Together in Conversation

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Keynote Speaker Ana Teresa Fernandez, Mario Ontiveros


From Many, To Many

Taking its name from the meeting of two rivers, the theme of the 2018 West/Southwest is based on the notion of meeting, exchanging, and transforming. It is based on the transformative power of conversation.

From the keynote dialogue with Ana Teresa Fernandez and Mario Ontiveros to the many opportunities for sharing, Conflux is a conference of member-initiated creative conversations, hands-on collaborative projects, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, member's exhibition, artistic feedback and cultural site visits which pivot around photographic practice and contemporary culture.

Proposals are now being acepted via google forms (deadline has been extended to May 1st, 11:59 PM).

Anyone can submit a proposal! Open to non-members, other chapter members, etc.!

If your ideas for a proposal doesn't fit a category (longer time, format doesn't quite match, etc.) It's not a problem.  Just pick the closest category and give us the specifics and we'll do our best to accomadate.  We're interested in your great ideas.  The categories are just guidleines.

  • We are accepting proposals in 4 categories:
    • Roundtable discussion
    • Collaborative making
    • Demonstrations
    • Imagemaker/Scholar Presentation

In addition it is possible to propose a session using the University of New Mexico's Art Museum Print Collection viewing room. This will take quite a bit of coordination with the museum staff, but opens up the possibility of doing a presentation with original works of photographic art drawn from the permanent collection.  Information about the photographic collection can be found here. A session would be held in the Beaumont Newhall Study Room.  Information about this resource can be found here. Please email us in order to apply to host a session.

If you have an idea for a session that doesn't fit into one of those categories, we would love to hear about it.  Please contact us and we will advise you about how to apply.

Everyone, even non-members, is encouraged to apply, but you must show proof of membership when submitting the contract for accepted proposals.

Thank you!  We look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque in November!

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Canon EOS Test Drive For Students and Educators


Students and Educators please join us at the Canon Experience to test-drive some of the latest Canon lenses and cameras. If you want to try a Canon camera like the EOS R or an L series lens -- this is the event for you!

The Canon Experience Center is a photographer’s wonderland. Each station will cover a different topic and have a Canon expert assigned to it to answer any and all questions you may have. We will provide each station with a variety of Canon cameras and lenses to shoot with, including specialty macro and tilt/shift lenses.

Topics Covered:

  • EOS R - A ShootOut with Charles Zablan

  • Canon Speedlites with Ning Wong

  • Food Photography with Steve Anderson

  • Printing Station with Tony Tran

For the printing please bring:

  • One file (jpeg or tiff) sized at 17" x 22" at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) on a flash drive

  • Please name the file: Lastname_Firstname.(jpg/tiff)

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1:00 PM13:00

MOPA presents Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty


Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and curated by Merry Foresta, the museum’s first Curator of Photography, is the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years. The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes and more private studio images. Penn’s pictures reveal a modernist instinct for stark simplicity whether he was photographing celebrities, fashion models, still lifes or people in remote places of the world.

Beyond Beauty is made possible by the generous support of City of San Diego, Michele Comtois, Gardner Bilingual Fund, The Joseph and Beverly Glickman Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Karen Kinney, Marion and David Knowles, Gail and Mel Mackler, Barbara Mandel, The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, Julie Lorene Smith, Allan and Anita Sutton, Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg, Peggy Ann Wallace.

Limited to 6 Photography Students

Tentative Schedule

  • Depart CBU via SUV

    • 1:00 PM

  • Arrive San Diego - Balboa Park

    • 3:00 PM

  • Museum of Photographic Arts

    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Dinner / Explore Surrounding Area

    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Depart San Diego to CBU

    • 7:00 PM

  • Estimated Return

    • 9:00 PM


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7:00 AM07:00

Love Riverside


Save the Date.  Details to Follow.  Collaboration with Love Riverside.

Volunteers Needed, Photographers will be Assigned to Service Projects.

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Joshua Tree Studio Visit & National Park Photo Shoot


Includes:  Transportation, Hotel Accommodations, Breakfast & Lunch (Student Financially Responsible for Dinners)

Faculty (PHO - Kern, Cedré, Hoehne. GDM - Berger, Dallas, Wright, Nyquest.)


Best Western Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park

71487 Twentynine Palms Highway

Twentynine Palms, California 92277

Tentative Schedule

Friday October 5th

  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    • Equipment Room (Cage) Open for Return/Checkout

      • Cage will be closed the rest of the day due to Desert Trip.

  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 NOON

    • Please Eat Lunch Before Arriving, Or Bring Lunch/Snacks

    • Meet at James Building, Loading Dock

  • 12:00 NOON

    • Depart CBU

  • 2:00 PM

    • PHO 360 - Photo and Social Engagement with Professors Cedré & Kern

      • Sant Khalsa Studio Visit

        • 62395 Holiday Way, Joshua Tree 92252

  • 2:00 PM

    • GDM + PHO - Desert Exploration

  • 6:00 PM

    • Check-in and Reconnect at Best Western

  • 7:00 PM

    • Dinner in Twenty Nine Palms

Saturday October 6th

  • 6:30-7:30 AM

    • Breakfast in Hotel

  • 7:30 AM

    • PHO 360 travel to Park Ranger Meetup Point

  • 8:00 AM

    • Park Ranger Tour for an hour with PHO 360 students and others.

    • SJP meets group at Oasis Visitor Center.  5 minute walk to the Oasis of Mara (bench available at the Oasis) to discuss management of cultural and natural resources 

    • 8:45 AM

      • Group departs Oasis Visitor Center for Skull Rock.

    • 9:00 AM

      • Arrive at Skull Rock, exit vehicles for photo op, discussion of recreational uses in the park.

    • 9:15 AM

      • Depart Skull Rock for Cap Rock, SJP gives prompts for discussion in vehicles along the way.

    • 9:30 AM

      • Arrive Cap Rock, trail is a one-third-mile loop with benches along the way, frequent stops will be made for climate change discussion.

    • 10:30 AM

      • SJP says goodbye to the group because she has to go lead the Jr. Ranger Discover Hike, recommends they drive up to the Keys View Overlook, approximately a 5 minute drive from Cap Rock, no hiking necessary to see the view from the lower overlook, upper overlook is a very short walk up a steep sidewalk with benches along the way.

  • 10:30 AM

    • PHO 360 to Sync up with GDM+PHO

  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    • GDM + PHO - Photography permit to Photograph and Film in specific areas of the park. (All Day Permit)

    • Boxed Lunches

  • 7:00 PM

    • Dinner in Twenty Nine Palms

Sunday October 7th

  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM

    • Breakfast in Hotel

  • 9:00 AM

    • Check out of Hotel

    • Travel to Bombay Beach, Salton Sea

  • 11:00 AM

    • Arrive at Bombay Beach, Salton Sea - Explore & Photograph, Etc.

    • Boxed Lunches

  • 12:30 PM

    • Travel to Salvation Mountain

  • 12:45 PM

    • Arrive at Salvation Mountain - Explore & Photograph, Etc.

  • 2:00 PM

    • Travel back to CBU

  • 5:00 PM

    • Arrive back at CBU

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9:00 AM09:00

Getty Center, Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011


Limited to 20 Photography Students


Fashion is ephemeral, art is eternal. —Oscar Wilde
Why do some fashion photographs transcend their commercial character to function as works of art, while others do not? In part, the answer lies in the ability of a fashion photograph to reflect two or more worlds: the perfect world inside the frame—where youth, beauty, and luxury reign supreme—and the harsh realities of the world outside it. The best fashion photographs remind us of other works of art or expand the boundaries of the genre, redefining what a fashion photograph is supposed to do, or be.

Beginning with 1911—the year Edward Steichen created the first “artistic” fashion photographs—and ending with 2011 with digital technology as a dominant paradigm, this exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography. The show traces its trajectory from niche industry to powerful cultural force, and its gradual embrace as an art form.

Generously supported by Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer.

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6:00 PM18:00

2018 Annual Faculty + Alumni Exhibition

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Since the initial Graphic Design programming in 2007 and Photography in 2013 we've seen a lot of talent come and go.  It's time to reconnect and see what everyone is currently working on.  An Alumni and Faculty Show to display Something Personal and Inspiring with one another.

Please Join us Friday September 28th from 6 PM - 9 PM at ABPK A19.

Great Community, Beautiful Work, Cookies + Refreshments.

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8:00 AM08:00

2018 Annual CBU Photography Academy

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CBU Photography is excited to invite and welcome you, Community College & High School Photography Educators and Students.  This first Annual CBU Photography Academy is presented to you by our Professors and the industries premier Photographic EDU Partners.

This Invitation is Provided as a Service to our Emerging Photographic Community free of charge.  Snacks and lunch will be provided.  Please eat breakfast before arriving. 

Bring any camera's you might have - while we'll have gear from our cage and vendors - we want you to walk away from this day comfortable in utilizing the gear that you own.  Also for you to be better in your future purchases in the growth of your photographic education and endeavors.

RSVP by Thursday September 20th, 2018

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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Workshop
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Workshops
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Workshops

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3:00 PM15:00

APA LA - An Evening With Michele Romero and Art Streiber

Limited to 7 Upper Division Photography Students

Kicking off APA LA's newest series "An Evening With", APA Los Angeles and Space For Arts present An Evening With Michele Romero and Art Streiber.  September 12 the duo will share the process that helps them achieve dynamic pieces.

Entertainment Weekly Senior Photo Editor, Michele Romero, and photographer Art Streiber will discuss their past decade of collaboration and take attendees behind the scenes on a few of their recent shoots from concept to execution.  

Michele Romero has been with EW since 1989 and was there when the first issue launched in 1990.  She has contributed to 1523 issues of Entertainment Weekly.  Art Streiber shot his first assignment for EW in 1996 and has shot 34 covers for the magazine since 2005.

  • 3:00 PM - Depart from CBU

  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking and Check In

  • 7:00 - 8:15 PM - Presentation

  • 8:15 - 9:00 PM - Q&A

  • 9:00 PM - Depart LA

  • 10:30 PM - Estimated Arrival back to CBU


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6:00 PM18:00

Photo & Social Engagement, Puerto Rico: From Archives to Fieldwork with Professor Tamara Cedré

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On the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Professor Cedré shares her research in Puerto Rico, culminating over four summers on the island. From the economic downturn to rebuilding efforts after the storms, her photographs survey the tenuous conditions of her homeland. Constructing a counter-archive, Cedré mines historical imagery, documents communities and recounts her own family history to understand issues surrounding the political status and identity of Puerto Ricans.

After the lecture, there will be a short Q & A followed by island refreshments. 

Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in South Florida. She studied at the University of Florida where she received BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. Shortly after, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship to study under Rineke Dijkstra at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. In 2013, Tamara completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where her studio research explored photographic narrative as a socially engaged art practice. Her photographs and installations have been exhibited across the country and featured in publications on the web. Her recent work explores the colonial status of her family’s homeland of Puerto Rico, continuing those interests of testing photography as a personal, political tool of documentation. Tamara believes that reconciliation and compassion is the responsibility of the church, and gets excited about art projects that render that commitment visible. This Fall, her work will be featured in Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography's exhibition and curated publication  Take the Picture: Capture, Collect, Archive, Photograph and the academic journal Transforming Anthropology by Harvard University Press. 

Related Article by Tamara Cedré in Sojourners: Don't Pity Puerto Rico. Instead, Listen.

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5:00 PM17:00

Fall 2018 CBU Photography Town Hall Meeting


Welcome Freshman and All to CBU Photography.  We're looking forward to the year ahead - we've been working all summer on programming out some pretty amazing events for the program.  And we want to make sure you're all in the know of what is going on.  Also a chance to connect and reconnect with our photography community in a new and exciting space ABPK A19.  

To all Majors, Minors, and GDM Photography Concentrations.  

  • 4:45 PM - Depart KUGAL via CBU Transportation
  • 5:00 PM - Welcome to ABPK A19, Mix and Mingle
  • 5:15 PM - Blessing of the Food
    • Dinner - Pizza, Salad, and Refreshments Provided
  • 5:45 PM - Town Hall Meeting
    • Welcome All
    • Faculty Introductions
    • Student Workers
    • Award Scholarships
    • Photo & Social Engagement Projects
      • Love Riverside - Saturday October 13th and Ongoing
      • Master Of Social Work Collaboration
    • Calendar of Events
    • Q&A
  • 6:45 PM - Wrap in Prayer
  • 7:00 PM - Depart ABPK A19
  • 7:15 PM - Arrive back to CBU / KUGAL
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