An Introduction by Julia Dean

After 14 years of business, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW) is transforming into a nonprofit with a new name, the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). This marks a great moment in the history of the organization. Transforming into a nonprofit will allow us to fully realize our vision ? a true center of photography ? and will enable us to create more opportunities that will benefit aspiring, emerging and professional photographers in Los Angeles and beyond.

The goal of the Los Angeles Center of Photography is to build on what JDPW has started, offering a center of photography unlike anything offered in Los Angeles before ? a home for photographers to show work and further their careers, a place where new photographers can be discovered, a community in which to gather for discussion, education, artistic growth, inspiration, and the exchange of ideas.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We?ll celebrate our move to a new facility in Hollywood, 1515 Wilcox Ave., on the corner of Sunset Blvd, with a Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, July 12.? Details to come.

Remember, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is now the Los Angeles Center of Photography! (JDPW is now LACP)

Thank you for your support.

All the best,

Julia Dean, executive director
Los Angeles Center of Photography


A Little About LACP

? Larry Hirshowitz

Julia Dean, founder of The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors. Also serving on the Board of Directors is JDPW?s beloved faculty member Aline Smithson, whose contributions over the years have been impossible to measure. Brandon Gannon will continue as the organization?s Director of Operations, as well as LACP?s Treasurer. Kasia Czerski will continue as our Manager of Events & Programs.? The Board of Advisors is also in place with the most respectable names in the business.? (See “Board, Officers & Advisors”)