Beggars Banquet with scott b. davis and MOPA, June 8, 2017

San Diego photographer scott b. davis will present a slide lecture of his work for APA|SD’s “Beggars Banquet” series on June 8, 2017, followed by a viewing of prints made from an 8”x10” and 16”x20” field cameras.

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© 2017 Stacy Keck

Beginning with large format b/w landscapes, davis slowly moved toward abstract and minimalist works, incorporating the 19th century platinum / palladium printing as an integral part of the process. Today, davis is working on a series of negative prints made in camera, exploring the perception of light and space in the Sonoran desert.

About the Artist

Since the 1990’s scott b. davis has made photographs that explore unremarkable wilderness corridors and anonymous urban spaces in the American landscape. A platinum printer for two decades, his night photographs and recent work with platinum paper negatives examine the far ends of the visible spectrum and consider the limits of human perception. His work with large format wooden view cameras (8”x10” up to 16”x20”) facilitates working slowly and affords large-scale negatives used for platinum printing.

In 2012 davis founded the Medium Festival of Photography, an annual event that brings emerging and established contemporary photographers to San Diego for four-days of portfolio reviews, artist lectures, exhibitions, and related events.

scott b. davis’s photographs have been reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and other print + online media. His work can be found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pier 24, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, and others. davis’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, in Germany and Japan.

His website contains additional exhibition and project information.

Join us for APA|SD Beggars Banquet graciously hosted by MOPA.
June 8, 2017 6:30-8:00 in the MOPA Atrium
APA and MOPA Members: $10
Students & Affiliates (ASMP, SDX) $15
Non-members: $20

Surviving Photography: A How-to Guide

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We’re pulling back the curtain on a career in photography and taking an honest look at what it entails.

Stacy Keck and Kevin Roche are San Diego based photographers who shoot everything from tech conferences to flamingoes in Bolivia to weddings in Beverly Hills. 

Join them for a discussion about how to make sense of turning your passion into a career and being successful in different areas of work, and how it ties into overall business.  They’ll open up about what they show on social media vs. the “hustle” and how to balance jobs that pay the bills with ones that feed your passion.  

Doors open 6:30 pm at the San Diego Photo District11717 Sorrento Valley Road San Diego, CA 92121

Purchase tickets here

APA Members $10

Student, MOPA, ASMP Affiliate $15

Non-Members $20

Beers with Peers


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

March 16th

6:30 PM  

Culture Brewing Co., 111 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Holiday Party and Print Swap


APA | SD’s Holiday Party and Print Exchange

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Come – join us and some of California’s top photographers at what is now a venerable tradition: arrive at Waypoint Public with loose print and depart in the wee hours filled with winter cheer, your heart full of holiday spirit, your hands clutching a new and wonderful photograph.
It’s a custom. It’s an age-old practice. It’s a party.
Waypoint Public
3794 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104
Free to all, but space is limited.
Please RSVP by December 6th to


Untitled 2016 Winners Announced

APA|SD would like to thank all of the attendees and participants that helped make the Untitled 2016 exhibition such a success. More than 250 entries were received and the top 30 were curated by our judge, top American art buyer Josette Lata. The prints were displayed at 3rdSpace for a one-night-only event and silent auction benefiting MOPA. More than $5,000 in prizes were awarded by our gracious sponsors.


Our congratulations go out to the winners of this year’s competition:

1st Prize: Scotty Cottrell

2nd Prize: Michele Zousmer

3rd Prize: Bil Zelman

Peoples Choice: Maren Caruso

The Top 30 images that were selected for the show can be seen in the Untitled 2016 gallery.
Please pay a visit to our sponsors who helped make this event possible. Thank you, and we look forward to next year’s Untitled event!sponsor-page


Untitled 2016 Event – October 22nd at 3rd Space

unitled_event_poster_2016_wordpressJoin APA San Diego for a one-night only exhibition and benefit auction of fine art photography at 3rdSpace, 4610 Park Blvd, San Diego CA, 92116.

30 exceptional images will be displayed and sold on silent auction benefitting the Museum of Photographic Arts ( Enjoy the rotating slideshow of all the contest entries, craft beer bar, and more.

Free to attend! RSVP here