Untitled 2017 Winners Announced

APA|SD would like to thank all of the attendees and participants who helped make the Untitled 2017 exhibition and auction a success. More than 140 entries were received and our judge, Dersu Rhodes, curated the top 20. The prints were displayed at Subtext gallery for a one-night only event and silent auction benefiting the Museum of Photographic Arts and prizes were awarded for the top 3 submissions and people’s choice.

1st Prize: Dana Neibert
2nd Prize: Bil Zelman
3rd Prize: Weston Fuller
People’s Choice: Adele Godfrey

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

Here are a few photos from the event courtesy of Stacy Keck.


Beggars Banquet with Todd Glaser and MOPA

Join us for APA|SD Beggars Banquet, a photographic talk featuring Todd Glaser and graciously hosted by MOPA. Glaser will be discussing his photo career and his recently published book “Proximity.” This is a special event benefiting Leucadia Photoworks and their recovery from a recent fire.

Todd Glaser is a San Diego-born photographer, surfer, and waterman. A SURFER Staff Photographer since 2008, Glaser is prolific for his young age, earning more than a dozen covers during his tenure at the magazine. Equally talented shooting land, water, and lifestyle photography, his work has also appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, GQ and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. He recently released his first book titled Proximity: a 300 page hardbound color book documenting 8 of the worlds best surfers traveling to new waves around the world. When he isn’t globetrotting chasing swells, treading water shooting in the tropics, or capturing images of the first wave ever ridden at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, Glaser can be found riding waves around his home on a variety of equipment types and enjoying the company of his wife, Jenna.

Leucadia Photoworks is a creative space for photographers in the San Diego area that recently suffered a tragic fire that forced them to close their doors. Although no one was harmed, many local photographers and friends lost their studio and workspace and we are helping give them a fresh start. With a new location and some support from friends, anything is possible. APA|SD is teaming up with MOPA and Todd Glaser and donating all ticket sales from this event to Leucadia Photoworks.

November 28, 2017 6:00-8:00 in the MOPA Atrium
APA, MOPA and Members: $10
Students & Affiliates (ASMP, AIGA, Leucadia Photoworks, SDMP) $15
Non-members: $20
Doors open at 6 and event starts at 6:30pm
Space is limited! Reserve your tickets now.

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Untitled Exhibition & Photo Auction at Subtext Gallery

Join us at Subtext Gallery for a one-night only benefit auction of 20 photographic prints. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. See all competition entries shown in a rotating slideshow, sip craft beer from Coronado Brewing Co., and bid on original art by some of the regions best photographers. Winning entries were judged and curated by Dersu Rhodes, Design Director at Vice. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 images and a special “People’s Choice” prize will be provided courtesy of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 7-10 PM
Where: Subtext Gallery, 2479 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, 92101

Untitled 2017 Deadline EXTENDED to Midnight October 1st!


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. 20 images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction at Subtext on Friday, November 3, 2017; proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Museum of Photographic Arts. All entries will be judged by Dersu Rhodes and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 images. All entries will be represented in the exhibition slide show on the night of the event.

Please visit our contest site to see full list of prizes.

APA | San Diego presents: The Joelsons – September 28th, 2017


After earning a liberal studies degree from SDSU, Rebecca Joelson signed up for a black and white photography course at San Diego City College, where she found her true calling behind the lens.  A year later, she opened her own photography business. Kevin encouraged this exploration because deep down he wanted the same for himself. He graduated from SDSU’s Film & New Media program and landed a job at Sony PlayStation where he edited videos and crafted content for games. While they were both successful individually, there was an undeniable spark when they had a chance to collaborate.

When Rebecca was awarded her first video job, Kevin gave her a crash course in cinematography. Fast forward to 2013 when Kevin began using vacation days from Sony to work with Rebecca on jobs for The History Channel, P&G and New Era. A year later, Kevin officially joined Rebecca as a freelance filmmaker and photographer. Today, The Joelson’s reputation as a photography power couple continues to grow as quickly as their business.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

Riverdale Studios
6314 Riverdale Street
San Diego, CA 92120

APA | SD Members: $10.00
Students & Affiliates (ASMP, MOPA, AIGA, SDX): $15.00
Non-members: $20.00
(+$5.00 more at the door)

Purchase your tickets online HERE.




APA San Diego – DRONES Roundtable – August 10th, 2017

Photo courtesy of Ramon Purcell

Do I need a pilot’s license? Do I need a pilot? Can I fly my drone and shoot video at the same time? Can I fly over populated areas? Can I fly over the beach?

Do I have to file a flight plan? What is a 107? Will I get arrested? What’s a gimbal?

You have questions. We have answers. Come to the APA | San Diego – DRONES Roundtable and get caught up.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Event starts at 7 PM

John Durant Photography
3421 Tripp Ct.#4, San Diego, CA 92121

APA | SD Members: Free
ASMP/Students/MOPA: $5.00
Non-members: $10.00
(+$5.00 more at the door)

Purchase online HERE or email director@apasd.org