Los Angeles, CA—Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), a collaborative, citywide initiative, kicked off its monthlong programming on March 31. It will continue through April 30. This year’s theme, “Diverse/City,” explores diversity in photographic styles and genres. It also celebrates the concept of exploration within photography.
MOPLA is hosted by the Lucie Foundation. Furthermore, programming includes the return of Instagram Jam, multiple photographic projections and a unique collaboration between sculptor Robert Graham and various street artists, photographed by renowned Los Angeles photographer Jim McHugh.
Furthermore, the Month of Photography Los Angeles was established to advance the celebration of photography on the West Coast. It does so through events and programs that inspire as well as invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast and collector.
In April 2009, the inaugural MOPLA was introduced to showcase the enormous photography community. This includes commercial, fine art as well as photojournalism. The second largest photography community in the U.S., Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to celebrate the photographic image. The Month of Photography Los Angeles presents a comprehensive program of photography exhibitions, discussions and also projections.
A comprehensive, citywide, collaborative effort, MOPLA brings together media, galleries, institutions as well as museums in celebration of the photograph. From outdoor building projections, artist talks and lectures, to exhibitions and screenings, MOPLA provides a platform for enthusiasts, emerging photographers and master shooters.
The Lucie Foundation
The Lucie Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The foundation presents year-round programming to support high school students through SnapShop!, emerging and professional photographers through the Lucie Scholarship Program and master photographers through the annual Lucie Awards. The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation. luciefoundation.org