Photos L-R from top by Arek Rataj, Julia Dean, Nydia Blas, Yulia Morris, Nicholas Fedak II, Mumtaz Essi, Ron Cooper & Blue Hats Creative

Donate to the Los Angeles Center of Photography

LACP is celebrating 22 years of business (six years as a non-profit) and thanks to Members, Donors and the Board of Trustees, we moved into a beautiful new center in November 2019 just east of Culver City, CA. This new 6,900 sq. ft. facility boasts two dedicated class- rooms, a spacious digital lab, a darkroom, a library, offices and beautiful new gallery space. 

The 2020 Pandemic has meant our Center has been closed since March 2020, but despite the challenges of this year, many amazing things happened – we introduced a popular weekly Webinar series on a variety of topics, we also began hosting regular Artist Talks with Professionals, Instructors and others in our community, we created several online Exhibitions and hosted Talks with the participants, including one called “Say What You Want to Say” which gave Black photographers a platform to show their work and talk about how systemic racism has affected their work and careers. Our summer Teen Program was so popular we had to add classes and our community has remained strong. 

When our incredible new Center reopens we plan to increase classes, exhibitions, lectures, and community events, but our programming only covers about half of our costs. The rest comes from individuals, sponsors, grants and donations. Your support will help invest in a vibrant community of photographers in Los Angeles and keep LACP growing and thriving. In addition, you’ll also be supporting our efforts to bring the gift of photography to underserved kids through our free programs at many Boys & Girls Clubs across Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. This means that your donation is tax-deductible. You may verify LACP’s status by visiting the IRS website and using EIN # 46-3133016.

Where Does Your Money Go?

Each year, the Los Angeles Center of Photography …

Offers over 150 Workshops and Classes, many with Master Photographers
Exhibits over 300 Photographers in Gallery Exhibitions
Creates over $200,000 in Jobs for Working Artists
Welcomes 5,000 Visitors to our Center
Offers discounts, art fair opportunities and special events for over 900 Members
Hosts over 50 lectures, portfolio reviews, artist talks, panels and networking events.
Programs approximately 20 classes for middle & high school students.
Provides free education to 100 kids in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County.

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Your donation dollars support kids from Boys & Girls clubs. Photo by John D. Russell