The Los Angeles Center of Photography offers four “CALL FOR ENTRIES” each year for four different exhibitions. All exhibitions, with the exception of the Members’ exhibition, will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. The Members’ exhibition will be held at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Art Station, normally during the summer. Each exhibition will be juried by an industry professional. Approximately 50 images will be chosen for each exhibition, with the winners’ names and work displayed on the LACP website. Please click the links below for complete details, including deadline for entry, show dates, etc.
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this exhibition is normally held in February of each year. Street Photography is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. “Street” simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Alternatively, the street photographer may seek a more prosaic depiction of the scene, as a form of social documentary.
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this exhibition is normally held in March of each year. A project is a cohesive body of work around a theme. The projects submitted can be fine art, street or documentary. The juror will choose 8-12 artists to exhibit in LACP’s east Culver City Gallery. Selected photographers will exhibit a minimum of six images and a maximum of ten. The top prize winner and two honorable mentions will be invited to speak during the exhibition’s artist talk. We invite photographers working in all photographic mediums, digital, film, mixed and unique processes to participate.
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this exhibition is normally held in May of each year. Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Fine art photography stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally re-presenting objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer.
Open to LACP Members only. There is no theme for this exhibition, normally held in July of each year at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Art Station, Santa Monica, CA.
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this exhibition is normally held in November of each year. “The Creative Portrait” can be commercial, fine art or alternative (collodion, etc.). Unique or “edgy” portraits are recommended. Portraits can consist of animals or pets, but not works of art. Photoshop is permitted. Typical actor headshots do not apply as “Creative Portraits.”
Open to all photographers and publishers in the United States and abroad, this competition is normally held in August/September of each year. Winners and honorable mentions from two categories will be chosen: 1) Self-published (blurb, lulu etc) and all hand-made and artists books and 2) Published works from any commercial publisher. Prize winners and selected books from each category will be shown during the Portfolio Walk on at EXPOSURE Weekend at the Hotel MdR in Marina del Rey and will be on view at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) in Hollywood.