Travel With MOPA
Traveling with MOPA is one method to exploring the universal language of photography, and how it transforms our culture. Members of MOPA’s Collecting Groups can indulge in year-round travel opportunities, receiving intimate and engaging access to photography-infused trips. Participants enjoy opportunities to meet world-renowned artists, and delight in behind-the-scenes tours. All the while, they share new ideas and approaches to the medium with other members, photographers, art collectors or simply put “hard-core photo fans”.
This past year, members of the Photo Forum went national with two fabulous and exciting trips to San Francisco and New York City. Meanwhile, members of the Collectors’ Salon traveled abroad to one of the world’s art meccas, experiencing Paris Photo 2010. And most recently, they adventured through Amsterdam and surrounding areas of the Netherlands.
As I reflect on the past year of MOPA travel, I realize the pertinence and value to these opportunities, and how it significantly enriches our members. In essence, travel becomes a powerful tool in exploring and expanding our knowledge of the medium. It reminds me of a quote by W. Eugene Smith, “Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” Yes indeed - new horizons can always be found, and of course, that includes at MOPA.