Photo by Julia Dean


Exposure Weekend is back! We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be holding virtual portfolio reviews for 2021.

Mark you calendars for January 21-24, 2021.

Details to come!


This year’s Exposure Weekend has been cancelled due to the pandemic.


Friday – Sunday, September 13-15, 2019 at Hotel MdR, a Doubletree by Hilton in Marina del Rey, CA

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Portfolio Reviews! Join us for EXPOSURE WEEKEND 2019. The weekend will be filled with reviews, classes, seminars, exhibitions and networking events. The dates are Friday – Sunday, September 13-15, 2019. The event will be held at the beautiful Hotel MdR, a Doubletree by Hilton, in Marina Del Rey, CA. Reviews are 20 minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, photo editors, museum curators, publishers and other photo professionals.

Schedule of Events


Portfolio Reviewers

Please click the link below for review availability and full bios.

Elizabeth Avedon, Photography Book and Exhibition Designer, New York, NY
Nicholas Barlow, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sherrie Berger, Photography Consultant
Susan Burnstine, Contributor, B+W Magazine (UK)
Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Curator, and Author
Alexa Dilworth, Publishing Director and Senior Editor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University
Crista Dix, Founder and Director of Wallspace Creative, Santa Barbara CA
Shelby Graham, Director/Curator of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Kris Graves, Photographer and Director of Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Tish Greenwood, Executive Director, California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA
Michael Kirchoff, Editor in Chief, Analog Forever Magazine and Founding Editor, Catalyst Interviews
Caleb Cain Marcus, Roving Acquisitions Editor for Damiani and Director, Luminosity Lab, New York
Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside. CA
Pamela Schoenberg. Owner/Director of dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, CA
Kristine Schomaker, Founder of Shoebox PR and Publisher of Art and Cake, Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Schlesinger, Owner/Director of Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Dan Shepherd, Director, Gallery 1/1, San Jose, California
Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor of Lenscratch, Los Angeles, CA
Claudia Bohn Spector, Independent Curator, co-founder of Micronaut and Thistle + Weed Press, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Spiritus, Director, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.
Douglas Stockdale, Editor/Publisher of the PhotoBook Journal, CA
Ashly Stohl & David Carol, Co-Founders, Peanut Press, Los Angeles and New York City
Kristin Taylor, Curator of Academic Programs and Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, IL
Paula Tognarelli, Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Portfolio Review Pricing and Info

When: Friday-Sunday, September 13-15, 9:30 am – 5 pm, 2019


Where: Hotel MdR, a Doubletree by Hilton, 13480 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Ticket Information

Portfolio Reviews are sold in blocks of 5 or 8 reviews and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. After registering for your reviews, you will be contacted to submit your reviewer preferences in order from 1-15, 1 being who you would like to see the most. The date you register holds your place in line and priority is given to those who register early. Schedules will be released by the end of August.

Early Bird Pricing (on or before August 1, 2019)
$475 ($450 Members) for 8 reviews
$325 ($300 Members) for 5 reviews

Regular Pricing (after August 1, 2019)
$500 ($475 Members) for 8 reviews
$350 ($325 Members) for 5 reviews

Purchase Reviews

Please click HERE, scroll to bottom of the page, make ticket selection, and then click “Register Now” and follow the prompts.

Workshops and Seminars

In addition to the portfolio reviews, Exposure Weekend will feature several workshops and seminars. Please click the links below for complete information including pricing. (Early Bird pricing is available through August 1, 2019).

Friday, September 13:
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Workshop – Self-Publish and Design Your Own Photo Book with Elizabeth Avedon
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Workshop – The Secrets of Professional-Quality Inkjet Printing Revealed with Eric Joseph and Cheryl Walsh

Saturday, September 14:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Workshop – Lightroom Essentials with Chris Orwig
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Seminar – How to Succeed as a 21st Century Artist with Kristine Schomaker
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Workshop – Photoshop for Photographers with Chris Orwig
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Seminar – Presenting Yourself through the Fine Art of Storytelling with Michael O’Connor

Sunday, September 15:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Workshop – Street Shooting on Venice Beach with Julia Dean
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Workshop – The Inner Art of Portraiture with Chris Orwig
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Seminar – Practical Advice for Photographers with Jane Szabo
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Seminar – Secrets for Creating a Successful Photo-Blog with Douglas Stockdale

Hotel Reservations/Info

Traveling from out of town to attend “Exposure Weekend?” We’ve secured a discounted rate at Hotel MdR for $205/night.

To book online, please click the link below:

Hotel MdR
13480 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, California, 90292, USA
TEL: +1-310-822-8555




Refund Policy

A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests. The request must arrive before Friday, September 6, 2019. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving on or after Friday, September 6, 2019. All refund requests must be submitted via email to



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