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, exhibitions, portfolio reviews and events for photographers of all ages and skill levels. LACP also provides free public programs focused on under-served youth through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County.