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

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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.

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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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