Student Erica Martin viewing student work at a LACP exhibition

Photo by Marlena McClaiin

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, is a photo center devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages. The organization offers nearly 150 photography classes and workshops each year, programs a variety of community events, supports artists through group and one-person gallery exhibits, and produces four annual contests/exhibitions. LACP attracts some of the most well-known and respected photographers in the world, including Sam Abell, Ralph Gibson, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland, Joe McNally, Duane Michals, Joyce Tenneson and Alex Webb.

LACP’s broad range of coursework ranges from documentary and fine art photography to studio photography and portraiture. Certificate Programs are available for a comprehensive course of study, in addition to an intense One-Year Professional Program, where students may elect to take an unlimited amount of workshops for one year. For students looking to become more involved in the photographic community, LACP provides Membership which offers numerous perks and benefits, including discounts on tuition, free admittance to events and guest lectures, lowered rates on studio and lab rental, and access to a library housing over 600 photography books.

Actively involved in community outreach, LACP is committed to supporting other non-profits which aid underserved youth, including the Variety Boys and Girls Club, Spark Program , Hollywood Heart and Pablove Shutterbug.