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Into the Light: Analog Photography Now – In-Person Opening Reception – Jan 29

  • Monday
    January 29, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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© Photo by Nina Menconi, Second Place Winner


Opening reception, in-person, on Monday, January 29, 2024, 6-8 pm PST @ LACP, 252 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE. Please RSVP tickets below. Suggested Donation HERE

Winning Selections

First Place
Natalie Obermaier

Second Place
Nina Menconi

Third Place
Lynne Breitfeller

Honorable Mentions
Carla Bowman-Smith, Susan Kaufer Carey, Richard Chow, Patricia Garcia, Richard Hay Jr, Avery Junius, Katharine Kollman, Evan Michio, Lori Pond, michael rababy, Gregory Talley, Serhii Tkachenko, Tom Walder, Jonas Yip


Exploring our relationships with the past, this show considers how analog procedures and experimentations inform our digital, networked existence and continue to push photographic practice forward.

The heated discussions about the impact of AI on photographic technology, practice and copyright highlight the growing resurgence of analog photography during the past decade: Photography brands, once on the brink of bankruptcy were able to turn a new leaf.  New models of film cameras are rolling into the market, and a generation born into the online universe cannot wait to get to the darkroom. What captivates us in the singular photographic image? Can we consider contemporary questions about manipulation in the context of analog photo-making? What can analog photography teach us about the future and past of photography? 


Marisa Caichilo, PhD, of Building Bridges International Art Foundation, Artist, Curator and Art Historian.

Marisa Caichiolo is an artist and curator who studied art history and curatorial studies, she holds a PhD in art history and psychology.

Her research focuses primarily on the impact on social and political changes in society. She focuses on cultural exchanges researching cultural production fluctuating between theory and practice.

Her curatorial projects have been shown internationally, including MUSA Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, (Argentina); DOX Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague (Czech Republic); Frost Science Museum, Miami (USA); PVAC Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes (California); Building Bridges Art Foundation,Los Angeles (California); KATARA Cultural Center, Doha (Qatar); Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Anaheim Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim (California); Telefónica Art Foundation, Santiago (Chile); among others.

She is the founder of Building Bridges International Art Foundation an international non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. The foundation is conceived to be a platform for critical thinking, and researching; local and international programs in LosAngeles; art residencies; and education programs among others.

She was part of the curatorial team for several international biennials, such as the Casablanca Biennale, Morocco; Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado; among others. She is also an active board member for Bugatti Foundation, Italy; Now Art LA, Los Angeles; and the Advisory Board of the DAP Program at The Broad, Los Angeles.

Rotem is a lecturer at USC Roski School of Art and Design Critical Studies Department, and teaches seminars about photo-theory at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She mentors artists worldwide and contributes regularly to magazines, journals and exhibition catalogues. Her writings about contemporary art and image-based media, as well as Jewish and Israeli art, were published in, Photographies, Jewish Currents, Tablet and Forward, among other outlets.


Admission is FREE. Please RSVP tickets below. Suggested Donation HERE


  • Dates: Monday, January 29, 6-8 pm
  • Free with RSVP!
  • Location: Downtown Los Angeles (LACP Headquarters), 252 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
  • Parking: Street parking or paid parking at underground lot across the street: Teraski Budokan Recreation Center, 249 S Los Angeles St.
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