MOPA - Tour The Exhibition "Pictures Of he Year International" - FREE

We are going to tour the exhibition "Pictures Of The Year International" as a group at no cost.

Photojournalists show us a world most people would never get to see.  From war-torn countries to championship sports, their images convey some of the most inspiring moments as well as some of the most heartbreaking.  The Museum of Photographic Arts, through the Pictures of the Year International exhibition, celebrates the power of these images and the people who create them.

Pictures of the Year International is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program producing the best documentary photography in the world. This competition provides us with a visual portrayal of society and fosters an understanding of the issues facing our civilization. Photojournalists document the news events, social issues, and cultural trends that capture our interest and demand our attention. POYi’s annual contest recognizes their enduring images and sets the gold standard for excellence. More than 48,000 images are submitted with 240 winners selected by a world-renowned panel of expert judges as the very best.

Also on exhibit is the show "30x: Three Decades"

In 2013, MOPA celebrates 30 years as a museum in Balboa Park dedicated to exhibiting photography, film, and video. Prior to MOPA’s founding in 1983, it existed as the “Center for Photographic Arts,” a nonprofit organization created in the early 1970s which exhibited and promoted photography as an art form. Since its founding, MOPA has presented dynamic world-class photography exhibitions in San Diego and built a world class photography collection. 30x: Three Decades highlights one acquisition from each of MOPA’s 30 years, showcasing a selection of influential figures in the history of photography, including works by Alexander Rodchenko, Loretta Lux, Thomas Struth, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Marian Drew and other influential artists.

To learn more about MOPA's current photojournalism offerings, visitmopa.org/photojournalism.

NOTE: Our group members are eligible for a one year membership at a very reduced rate. Please inquire when you are there and let them know you are a member of the San Diego Photography Collective.



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  • Emma A.

    Some of the photos were great but I suppose I expected more of them to be outstanding. Also, I thought some of the MOPA lighting on the photographs was a little too dark as it was difficult for me to see some of the detail in the photographs. I'm not complaining - just my humble opinion. Otherwise I really enjoyed the show and meeting some of the Meetup members etc. Thanks Dan for arranging this Meetup.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Dan C.

    My second time around seeing this exhibit and just as enjoyable. Good to see so many members (40+) joining us.

    August 8, 2013

  • Heather

    Sooo sorry! This one's beyond my control.

    August 8, 2013

  • Heather

    Argh! My car won't start. I was about to head over early and walk around. Think I've get my car towed to the mechanic, instead of spending this beautiful afternoon with you fine folk. Soooo sorry. I do HATE to flake. If anyone has two more friends wanting to come, feel free to fill my spots.

    August 8, 2013

  • Dan C.

    We'll be meeting out front of the museum at 12:45. Give yourself time to find parking.

    August 8, 2013

  • Emma A.

    Dan, would you mind if I bring a friend to this event please?

    August 5, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Permission granted.

      August 5, 2013

    • Emma A.

      Thank you!

      August 5, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Remember, if you sign up for this event, you are EXPECTED to show up. I will be giving the museum rsvp numbers for both groups ( the Northern group is also joining us) the morning of the tour, so please don't be a no-show. If you can't make it, please change your yes to a no before Thursday morning 10:00 AM. Thank you. You will definitely enjoy these images. I went to the opening and they were very impressive. NOTE: There are well over 25 people signed up so far between our groups.

    July 25, 2013

  • Dan C.

    We will be joining the San Diego Photography Collective there too, so we should be quite a good sized group.

    1 · July 24, 2013

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