Enjoy a summer full of fun and photography in Balboa Park with MOPA's signature K-12 summer camps, running July 21 through August 8!  Register online.

After Ansel Adams

On display May 17 - Sept. 28, 2014

Cathedral Rocks and Cathedral Spires, Yosemite, CA, May 11, 2012, © Binh Danh

IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT reveals the story behind the making of THE BAY LIGHTS—a project whose very “impossibility made it possible”. Screening Tuesday, Aug. 5th at 7pm.

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News and Events

A Collector's Story

Thursday, July 31 - A week away from a premier Museum of Photographic Arts event, dedicated MOPA Trustee Richard Opper shared his most memorable collector's story. He is moderating the event, Collecting Photography 101, which will inform guests how to start their own photography collections while enjoying a fun evening out.

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Projector Upgrade for Theater Will Enrich Visitors’ Visual Experience

Thanks to generous donations from Christie Digital and Las Patronas, the Museum of Photographic Arts' Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater received a Digital Cinema Projector. The 226-seat theater is a professional-quality, nonprofit venue that hosts film festivals and screenings for more than 10,000 people annually. Read more

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Featured Exhibition

On the occasion of Aperture’s sixtieth anniversary in 2012, a select group of contemporary photographers responds to Aperture publications that have been influential in forming their work, paying them artistic homage. Each commissioned artist in Aperture Remix has created a new work inspired by the ideas that they have found most influential or of greatest concern in the earlier work.

The range of participating artists, and the diversity of their approaches, reflect the multifaceted and elastic nature of contemporary photography. The works that each artist has created for Aperture Remix—incorporating new images made in response or interventions with the original publication itself— comprise a way of mapping the enduring influence of Aperture’s publication history as it relates to contemporary practice.

Featured artists and who/what they are remixing include:

Rinko Kawauchi - Sally Mann
Vik Muniz - Edward Weston
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Aperture essay books
Martin Parr - Aperture magazine issue 103
Doug Rickard - Stephen Shore
Viviane Sassen - Edward Weston
Alec Soth - Robert Adams
Penelope Umbrico - Masters of Photography series
James Welling - Paul Strand

Exhibition organized by the Aperture Foundation, New York
Curated by Lesley A. Martin

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other – in print, in person and online.