THE 2017 APA AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 14TH


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 until June 29th at no additional fee.

STARTING JUNE 29TH submission fees increase $10 per entry.

THE APA AWARDS is one of the most respected photo contests in the world.

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 will receive a connection to people who can hire you, and there’s more:

Selected images to be included in a 2-page spread in Lürzer’s Archive 2018
A gallery showcasing winning images will be viewable online for two years.
A selection of winners will be included in a promotional mailing and sent to select art buyers and photo editors across the country.
An acclaimed panel of Judges will be viewing your work.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT – proceeds help advance APA’s core mission of protecting photographers’ rights so you can feel good about entering.

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 www.scottbdavis.com 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

Holiday Party and Print Swap

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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 director@apasd.org

 

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

 

Beggars Banquet featuring Anton Orlov

 

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Join APA San Diego in welcoming Anton Orlov to the Beggars Banquet series. Anton Orlov is an award winning artist working in the analog film medium, specifically wet plate, tintype and ambrotype. Anton is currently traveling the country in a converted 35ft school bus, the rear 12ft of which has been turned into a full-size darkroom for his project The Photo Palace. He will be sharing this work and discussing his process at this intimate event. See Anton’s work at http://orlovphoto.com.

Please join us for this special, limited event on Thursday, October 16th. 6:30-8:30pm.

Hosted at Riverdale Studios (6314 Riverdale Street, San Diego 92120)

Purchase tickets here!

APA | SD Members: $10
ASMP/Students: $15.00
Non-members: $20.00