Upcoming Programming

The Annenberg Space for Photography offers over 50 programs a year, often themed around photography and our exhibits. Scroll below to view our current calendar, featuring workshops, panels, portfolio reviews and our acclaimed Iris Nights lecture series. Many programs are free or have nominal fees. Register now – our events fill up quickly!

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Iris Nights: The Beauty, Humor, and Humanity of America

A Conversation with Carol M. Highsmith and Anne Wilkes Tucker

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith and Not an Ostrich exhibit curator Anne Wilkes Tucker will discuss Highsmith’s decades-long project to photograph America with images from all 50 states.

Desegregating Education: Past and Present

Featuring Dorothy Counts

In 1957, at age 15, Dorothy Counts was greeted with jeers and taunts as she became the first African American to attend the all-white Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Women in the Field: Female Photojournalists

Featuring Isadora Kosofsky, Darcy Padilla, and Renée C. Byer

Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation with five women whose long-form photojournalistic work was recently shown at the Visa Pour L’Image International Festival of Photojournalism.

The Victorian Age in Los Angeles

Photo Field Trip

Travel back in time to Victorian-age Los Angeles with this next stop in our Photo Field Trip series.

Iris Nights: The Restless Genius of Garry Winogrand

A Conversation with Geoff Dyer and Sasha Waters Freyer

Two experts on the prolific photographer Garry Winogrand will offer their views and visions of his approach and achievements, sharing their work and their knowledge in an intriguing conversation.

Photographing the President

Featuring Sharon Farmer, Eric Draper, and Lawrence Jackson, moderated by Jamelle Bouie

Three former White House photographers – Sharon Farmer, Eric Draper, and Lawrence Jackson – who span the Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations, reflect on their time spent photographing United States Presidents.

The Art of Your Story: Finding Legacy Through the Lens

Featuring Sascha Brown Rice

In this hands-on workshop, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sascha Brown Rice will guide participants as they use old photographs to uncover their own personal histories.

Celebrating Americana

Family Fun Day

Bring the whole family for a day at the Annenberg Space for Photography! Enjoy the exhibit and spend time with us in the park where there will be a medley of free activities to fill your afternoon.

Iris Nights: Time, Place, and Race

A Conversation with Will Wilson and Amy Scott

Diné artist Will Wilson and Autry Museum Chief Curator Amy Scott’s dialogue will cover a broad range of subjects, including the ways indigenous people are taking back the representation of their own cultures through art and photography.

Iris Nights: From Behind Closed Doors to #MeToo

A Conversation with Donna Ferrato and Nona Willis Aronowitz

Photographer Donna Ferrato – whose image “Behind Closed Doors” (1982) elevated awareness of domestic violence abuse in the United States – speaks with author and editor Nona Willis Aronowitz, whose own work covers similar subjects.

Telling Border Stories

Featuring Ceci Bastida, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Adriana Monsalve, moderated by Melissa del Bosque

Ceci Bastida, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Adriana Monsalve will engage in a timely panel discussion on the border narrative (historical and present day) from both sides of the fence, between the United States and Mexico.

Iris Nights: Tracking Time in America’s Ghettos

A Conversation with Camilo José Vergara and Christopher Hawthorne

A chronicler of societal shifts in changing urban landscapes, photographer Camilo José Vergara will speak to these issues with former Los Angeles Times architecture critic – and newly appointed Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles – Christopher Hawthorne.

Deadlines to Headlines: Covering a Campaign

Featuring Damon Winter, Chip Somodevilla, and Carolyn Kaster, moderated by Ben LaBolt

Photojournalists Damon Winter (The New York Times), Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images), and Carolyn Kaster (Associated Press) have all covered recent presidential campaigns, including those of Howard Dean, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump.