June 2017

Jun 1

Conversation with Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick Salgado

06.01.2017 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick Salgado, as we explore their creative partnership and the power of the work it has produced.

Moderated by MOPA's Executive Director Deborah Klochko. Followed by an audience-driven Q & A session.

Note: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation will be provided.

Exclusive Event Limited to 225 Seats
RSVP Link: MOPA Salgado Conversation

Member Price: $10
General Price: $25

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Sebastião Salgado, Southern Right whales (Eubalaena australis), drawn to the Valdés Peninsula because of the shelter provided by its two gulfs, the Golfo San José and the Golfo Nuevo, often navigate with their tails upright in the water. Valdés Peninsula, Argentina. 2004. © Sebastião SALGADO / Amazonas images. Courtesy of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

Jun 2

GENESIS Members Opening Reception

06.02.2017 7:00 pm

MOPA Members are invited to celebrate the Opening of GENESIS with a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. Each MOPA Member can bring one guest.

Online at MOPA.org/RSVP
By Phone, Contact Maryam at 619.238.7559 x227 by May 26.

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GENESIS is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And it is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent and pristine majesty.

Such wonders are to be found in polar circles and tropical rainforests, in wide savannahs and scorching deserts, on glacier-covered mountains and solitary islands. Some regions are too cold or arid for all but the hardiest forms of life; others are home to animals and ancient tribes whose survival depends on their isolation. Together, they form a stunning mosaic of nature in all its unspoiled grandeur.” - Sebastião Salgado


Sebastião Salgado, Teureum, sikeirei and leader of the Mentawai clan. This shaman is preparing a filter for sago, with the leaves of this same sago tree. Siberut Island. West Sumatra. Indonesia. 2008. © Sebastião SALGADO / Amazonas images.

Jun 8

APA San Diego Beggars Banquet Presents: scott b. davis

06.08.2017 6:30 pm

San Diego photographer scott b. davis will present a slide lecture of his work for APA's Beggars Banquet on June 8, 2017, followed by a viewing of prints made from an 8”x10” and 16”x20” field cameras. Beginning with large format b/w landscapes, davis slowly moved toward abstract and minimalist works, incorporating the 19th century platinum / palladium printing as an integral part of the process. Today, davis is working on a series of negative prints made in camera, exploring the perception of light and space in the Sonoran Desert.

For more information and to register, please click here to visit APA's website!

Image © Stacy Keck

Jun 15

Film: Bella Vita

06.15.2017 7:30 pm

Bella Vita
Jason Baffa, 2013, 1h 22m

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Can a region surrounded by land produce world class surfing waves? Internationally acclaimed surf-filmmaker, Jason Baffa, documents surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his Italian homeland on what most perceive as a 'Don Quixotian' quest but transforms into a modern discovery seeped in culture, tradition and passion. 

TICKETS: $10 general | $8 SDIFF & MOPA members
Purchase tickets here

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Jun 16

Film: Rebecca (1940)

06.16.2017 7:30 pm

Alfred Hitchcock, 1940, 2h 10m

In partnership with Film Geeks SD

Hitchcock's first film after arriving in Hollywood! A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

TICKETS: $10 general | $5 MOPA Members 
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Jun 22

Film: The Salt of the Earth (2014)

06.22.2017 7:00 pm

The Salt of the Earth
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, 2014, 1h 50m

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.
Tickets: $5 MOPA members / $10 non-members

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Jun 24

Pinhole Photography Workshop

06.24.2017 10:00 am

Explore the world of lensless photography with a pinhole camera! In this exciting full-day workshop, participants will get the opportunity to try out a variety of handmade cameras, then design their very own pinhole camera. The workshop will explore photography basics, darkroom paper processing and 35mm color film development.


All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop. Space is limited, so click here to register today!

Jun 29

WORKSHOP: Store Demo - Instant Camera

06.29.2017 6:00 pm

Tired of your photos only living on your phone? Come discover the world of instant cameras and film!

Swing over to MOPA in the evening on June 29 to try out two types of instant cameras and film, ask questions, and take some unique one-of-a-kind prints home with you.

Cost: $8 members, $12 general

Register: http://bit.ly/2tbWKry

Please note: Your ticket includes admission to MOPA's current exhibitions, a 15% discount to the MOPA Store, and at least (one) take-away from the evening. MOPA's Open Workshops are open to all, so feel free to stop by anytime between 6PM and 8PM, however pre-regsitration is required to ensure enough supplies for all those attending. Grab your ticket today!