Untitled 2016: Call for Entries. Submit your work today!


APA | San Diego is calling for photography that represents your best work. Images that show your unique vision, creative passion, and individualistic style, titled or untitled. 30 images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction at 3rd Space on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016; proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. All entries will be judged by art buyer Josette Lata and prizes will be awarded for the top images. All entries will be represented in the exhibition slide show on the night of the event.

Deadline is September 25th!

Submission guidelines and entry form at UntitledShow.org

Beggars Banquet with Anthony Friedkin


APA San Diego invites you to the first of the Beggars Banquet series featuring renowned Los Angeles photographer Anthony Friedkin in an intimate one-on-one studio setting. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His pictures have been published and exhibited internationally.
Celebrating a lifetime as an artist with a camera, Mr. Friedkin will be showing his hand-made, fine art darkroom prints chosen from various photo essays he has accomplished through the years. These include The Gay Essay, the Hollywood Series, images from his heralded Wave Portfolio and his new panoramas documenting LA Street Art.
Please join us for this special, limited event  
Thursday September 8th, 2016, 6:30-9:00 PM
Hosted at John Durant’s studio
3421 Tripp Ct #4, San Diego, CA 92121
APA and MOPA Members $10
Affiliates and Students: $15
Non-members: $20

To register for the event click here

Very special thanks to our sponsors John Durant and the Museum of Photographic Arts




Meet Our New Director, Ilana Diamond


We’re pleased to introduce Ilana Diamond, APA San Diego’s new director. Ilana was born and raised in a small beach town outside of New York City. She attended Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with a degree in graphic design. Later, Ilana found her ground as a producer and stylist and navigated her way around the NYC photo scene for nearly 5 years before relocating to sunny San Diego. She’s worked on a variety of shoots, including lifestyle, fashion, interiors, tabletop, and food.

Please help us welcome Ilana to San Diego and the APA family. Email or drop a greeting in the comments.


Photos: Gary Allard

APA Awards Deadline Extended to July 27


Call for entries extended to Wednesday July 27!

Register now until July 15th at no additional fee
Starting July 16 submission fees increase $10 per entry

Enter just one image and you could walk away with thousands of dollars worth of prizes! Enter as many images as you like and increase your chances even more!

Winners are seen online, and also in print to help you earn recognition from people who can hire you. For the cost of an entry, imagine what you could win!

Plus, enjoy knowing that your entry fees support the association that’s working on your behalf — Win. Win.

Need more reasons to enter? We’ve got 17 of them right here.

Beers with Peers is Back!


Beers with Peers is heading up to North County!

Join us for a casual meet-up over craft beers. Meet your chapter Board members, share your latest victory (or defeat), or just catch up with your photo industry peers.

Not an APA member? No problem, everyone is welcome. Want to become a member? See all the benefits here.

It all starts at 6:00 PM at Culture Brewing Co., 111 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Good times await you. Free to all. See you there!

2016 APA National Awards


2016 APA NATIONAL AWARDS – Call For Entries
Deadline: June 29

  • Over $100,000.00 in Prizes
  • 34 Winners
  • New Easy Entry system
  • New Categories
  • Grand Prize: Canon EOS 5DS Camera body
  • APA Members can save more than 50% on entry fee

Complete details are here:

Need inspiration before entering? Checkout last year’s selections.