Since 2006, MOPA has held an annual juried exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of San Diego youth. Every year, students are encouraged to submit work that responds visually to a particular theme. The winning entries are selected for their originality and artistic interpretation of that year's topic.
MOPA's 8th Annual Youth Exhibition encouraged students to use photography or video to explore the meaning of home and community.
photo by Natalie Greenberg
MOPA’s 7th Annual Youth Exhibition asked students to communicate important ideas about the environment and sustainability.
photo by Mark Ruiz
MOPA’s 6th Annual Youth Exhibition represented the most creative and original works of art produced by students who participated in a MOPA education program.
photo by Dani Baldwin
MOPA’s 5th Annual Youth Exhibition asked students to explore their culture and cultural identity through photography and film. This exhibition was open to students throughout San Diego County.
photo by Rigo Torres
MOPA’s 4th Annual Youth Exhibition showcased artwork created by students who had participated in the Museum’s photography and film education programs.
photo by Elisa Serrano
MOPA’s 3rd Annual Youth Exhibition asked students to explore the many connections between photography and literacy and was open to students throughout San Diego County.
photo by Ellen Allison
MOPA’s 2nd Annual Youth Exhibitionrepresented artwork created by students who participated in one of the innovative and creative programs produced by the Education Department at MOPA.
photo by Emma Louise Wilby
Close Ups: SD Neighborhoods
MOPA’s first ever Youth Exhibition invited students throughout San Diego County to submit artworks focused on their neighborhoods.
photo by Emily Veliz