Storefront of LACP at night, 1515 Wilcox Ave.

Photo by Marlena McClain

History

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) was established in October, 2013. The organization obtained 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in August, 2014. Before LACP, the entity was called “The Julia Dean Photo Workshops” (JDPW), which was created and founded in 1999 by Julia Dean, LACP’s executive director.
 

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) strives to build a community of dedicated photographers and to strengthen the importance of photography as an art form by providing education, scholarships, grants and public programs focused on youth and low-income families including the Boys & Girls Cubs, reaching more than 100 children throughout Los Angeles County.