Photos by Mona Kuhn

Join Us for our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala & Auction
“The Year of Gratitude and Hope.”
Honoring Mona Kuhn with award presentation by Rebecca Morse
With “Special Guest” appearance by Norman Reedus
Hosted by Ben Giroux




The Gala will broadcast live on Saturday, October 2nd at 5 pm PST.   (Please be present before the event starts as it will start promptly at 5 pm PST!)

Simply click this link for access on your device:

(NOTE: You can also access the live virtual broadcast via YouTube by clicking this link)




Bidding of auction prints available on Artsy (September 20 – October 4)

Bidding of “experiences” available on Charity Buzz (September 20 – October 5)









On Saturday evening, Oct 2nd 2021, the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) will host its Sixth Annual Fundraising Gala & Auction. This year’s event will take place online and will honor fine art photographer Mona Kuhn with this year’s prestigious Stieglitz Award. Rebecca Morse, curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will present the award.

LACP’s Gala & Auction 2021 will feature over 150 outstanding photographs from well known and award-winning photographers that have been generously donated with all proceeds benefiting LACP. In addition, “Experiences” will be available for auction, including a private portrait session with Mona Kuhn.

The Annual Benefit is critical for the long-term success and growth of the organization, with programming only covering 50% of LACP’s operating 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.

Mona Kuhn:

LACP is proud to honor award-winning fine art photographer Mona Kuhn with the “2021 Stieglitz Award” for her continued excellence and commitment to the photographic community of Los Angeles. =

Mona Kuhn is best known for her large-scale photographs of the human form. Acclaimed for her contemporary depictions, Kuhn is considered a leading artist in the world of figurative discourse. An underlaying current among Kuhn’s works is her reflection on humanity’s longing for spiritual connection and solidarity. As a result, her approach is unusual in that she develops close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable intimacy, and creating the effect of people naked but comfortable in their own skin. In addition, Kuhn’s playful combination of visual strategies, such as translucency explores our connectedness with the environment. A sublime sense of comfort and intelligence permeates her works, showing the human body in its most natural state as the artist continues to question the role of representation in photography.

Kuhn’s work is in private and public collections worldwide, including The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Kiyosato Museum in Japan. Her work has been exhibited at The Louvre Museum and Le Bal in Paris; The Whitechapel Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London; Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland; Leopold Museum in Vienna Austria, The Polygon Gallery in Vancouver Canada, Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan and Australian Centre for Photography. Kuhn lives and works in Los Angeles.

The Stieglitz Award:

The Stieglitz Award is a new award given to one photographer annually by the Los Angeles Center of Photography. It is meant to honor an extremely accomplished member of the photographic community—someone who continually gives back to the community, to emerging photographers, to students, and to the LACP.

In 2020, iconic portrait photographer Douglas Kirkland and his esteemed wife Francoise Kirkland were honored. In 2019, portrait, entertainment and advertising photographer Art Streiber was awarded the prize.

The Mission/Cause:

For 22 years the Los Angeles Center of Photography has strived to build a community of dedicated photographers and to strengthen the importance of photography as an art form by providing classes and workshops (including online learning options), exhibitions, portfolio reviews, mentorships, lectures and events for photographers of all ages, interests and skill levels. LACP also offers public programs focused on youth and low-income families, including free photography instruction for the Boys & Girls Clubs in and around Los Angeles county.

LACP seeks to both educate and elevate the Los Angeles-based photography community with a reach that embraces a wide spectrum, from low-income families and their children, to beginning and emerging photographers, to the highest levels of commercial photographers, renowned photographic artists, and the leading galleries and art institutions of Los Angeles.

LACP maintains ongoing relationships with the curators of photography from prestigious Los Angeles museums, including The Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Hammer Museum, as well as ties to prominent Los Angeles photography galleries, such as Fahey/Klein and Peter Fetterman.

Photographers Donating Prints:

Sam Abell, Jane Fulton Alt, Nancy Baron, Jeff Bridges, Keith Carter, Tom Chambers, Fran Forman, Greg Gorman, Pamela Hanson, Michael Kenna, Gerd Ludwig, Joe McNally, Sheila Metzner, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, the Ruth Orkin Foundation, the Herb Ritts Foundation, Rose Gallery, Josephine Sacabo, Wendi Schneider, Norman Seeff, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Aline Smithson, Art Streiber, Ellen Von Unwerth, and many, many more!

Preview of some photographs available for auction:


LACP Member Rate – FREE
Non-Member Rate – $25









Individual Sponsor levels:

Pinhole Level
• 2 tickets to private viewing and cocktail party with Mona Kuhn on October 2, 2021
• 1 signed and personalized photo book “Works” by Mona Kuhn
• Recognition on Gala-related materials, e-blasts, social media and website
• Credit roll on virtual Gala

Polaroid Level
• All Pinhole level benefits
• 3 tickets to private viewing and cocktail party with Mona Kuhn on October 2, 2021
• 2 signed and personalized photo books “Works” by Mona Kuhn

35mm Film Level
$5,000 level
• All Polaroid level benefits
• 4 tickets to private viewing and cocktail party with Mona Kuhn on October 2, 2021
• Achieve LACP Circle Donor status with all benefits



Our Individual Sponsors:

Art Streiber, Bill Bloomfield, Brandon Gannon, Cathy Immordino, Evan Siegel, Ian Stewart, Ibarionex Perello, Lance Tendler, Lori Ordover, Martha Henderson, Matthew Rolston, Mona Kuhn, Michelle Elkins, Mitch Dobrowner, Nicole Kamish, The Shulman Family Foundation, Victoria Burns, Victoria Pynchon

Our Host Committee Members:

Angela Janklow & Jeff Stein, Anne Crawford & Dudley DeZonia, Dana Brockman, Donald De Line, Eric Buterbaugh, Jared Harris & Allegra Riggio, Lisa Edelstein & Robert Russell, Rose Apodaca, Rufus Wainwright

Our Corporate Sponsors:

Our Media Partners:

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

Click HERE to download Sponsor Packet/Outreach Deck
Brandon Gannon,, 323-464-0909







Can’t Attend the Gala? – If you’re unable to attend this event, you can still support the cause. Please DONATE HERE. Thank you for your support.


Images from Fundraising Gala & Auction 2019