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

Tim Mantoani, 1969-2016



San Diego, California

Last week we lost Tim Mantoani to cancer. A talented, generous and rare part of our photographic community is now gone.

Tim was known for his meticulous, beautiful color photography, and he left us with stunning portfolios of Cuba, sports figures, fellow photographers and countless assignments where his light touch and technique was put to good use.

But what anyone who met Tim will remember most was his thoughtful generosity. He supported the photographic community – giving of himself, his experience and his resources in a way that should be a model for how to interact with peers, clients, students and colleagues.

I was lucky enough to experience Tim’s spirit, first hand.  An amazing human being, masquerading as a regular guy.
John Durant, October 10th, 2016

Beggars Banquet featuring Anton Orlov



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

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