About the Space
The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned photographers and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, and it creates a new paradigm in the world of photography.
Photo by: © 2009 Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai
Photography is one of the most accessible and personal forms of art. We see the creation of the Annenberg Space for Photography as a service to the community where visitors can see the world through a different lens and leave feeling motivated to make positive change.
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation
Design and Architecture
Technology at the Space
Annenberg Foundation Trustees
Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, is a visionary who strives to improve the well-being of people and communities throughout the world. Wallis has spent much of her life focused on philanthropy dedicated to education, communications, arts and culture, medical research, animal welfare, social justice and environmental stewardship.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. He later worked as a journalist at The Times of London, before embarking on a career as an artist. He primarily shows his work in the United States and France. Gregory’s philanthropic work is diverse both programmatically and geographically. It ranges from tackling homelessness in Riverside County to supporting teachers in remote areas of Peru to constructing a universally-accessible baseball field in the San Fernando Valley to funding a dance program for underprivileged children at the Royal Opera House in London.
Gregory is a member of various boards including the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the National Parks Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USA Foundation of The American Library in Paris, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet and the American Friends of the Louvre. He is also a member of the President’s Council at the J. Paul Getty Trust and a member of the Chairman’s Council at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Along with his wife and philanthropic partner Regina, Gregory is active in the lives of his two children and, through them, is helping shape the next generation of philanthropy.
Charles Annenberg Weingarten
Charles Annenberg Weingarten is a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of explore.org, a philanthropic media organization. A filmmaker and philanthropist, he has directed and produced more than 300 short films, covering an inspiring range of people, places and nonprofits around the globe.
Annenberg Weingarten created Dog Bless You, a platform for celebrating the guardians of the human spirit, and uses it as forum to pair service dogs and war vets with PTSD. He also created and developed Pearls of the Planet, the world's largest network of live nature cams, which was established in partnership with global steward organizations and media outlets spanning the world and streams worldwide on explore.org.
An innovator to traditional board room philanthropy, Annenberg Weingarten lives by the mantra “never stop learning.”
As of October 2015
Lauren Bon serves as a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation. She is a graduate of Princeton University and MIT and holds degrees in architecture and the history and theory of art. She lived in London for more than a decade and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is raising a son and a daughter.
Lauren's work as a Director is most notable for her project-based philanthropy and her studio for practice, the Metabolic Studio.
How much is admission to the Annenberg Space for Photography?
Admission to the exhibits at the Space is free. Some workshops, forums and other special events may require registration fees.
How often do exhibits change at the Photography Space?
Exhibits change every three to six months.
How do I arrange a tour of the Space?
What is Skylight Studios?
Opened in 2013, the Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios is a 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery located directly across the park from the Photography Space. Skylight Studios provides an enhanced lecture viewing atmosphere and experience through state-of-the-art A/V equipment, a concert-quality audio system and HD broadcast capabilities.
Can I hold a private event at Skylight Studios?
Skylight Studios is available for rental for private events. Download this document for additional information on the services available at Skylight Studios for events. If you would like to learn more about holding an event at Skylight Studios, please complete our online Event Request Form.
I am a photographer and would love my work to be exhibited at the Photography Space. How do I submit my work?
Because of overwhelming interest, we unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited submissions at this time.
Are you hiring? Where can I send my resume?
How do I register for Iris Nights lectures?
Advanced online registration for Iris Nights, our Thursday evening lecture series, is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration for each lecture begins 10 days prior to the date of the lecture. These lectures are held at Skylight Studios, located across the park from the Annenberg Space for Photography. Please visit the Iris Nights page for more information. We encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletter so we can notify you when registration begins.
The tickets sell out quickly – why does this happen?
Since the lectures launched in 2009, they have grown tremendously in popularity. Due to the size of our venue, we have more interest in the lecture series than we can accommodate.
I can't attend the lecture. Is there another way for me to see it?
Most of our Iris Nights lectures are available for live streaming. To see a live lecture, please visit the Iris Nights Live page approximately 10 minutes before the lecture's listed start time. To view one of our past lectures, please visit the Watch Past Lectures section of our website.
I registered online for an Iris Nights lecture, but the tickets were never sent to my email account. What should I do?
If you receive a web page confirmation after registering for a lecture online but do not receive an email confirmation, your ticket(s) have most likely been reserved. We find that tickets often don’t make their way to the recipient due to a misspelled email address in Eventbrite. Please review your email address in your Eventbrite profile, or feel free to contact us if you would like to confirm that your name is on the list of registrants.
Once I arrive at Skylight Studios for a lecture, how do I check in?
You have two options for checking in at the lecture: bring your printed ticket with you or simply provide your name to the Staff Member at the Front Desk when checking in.
I arrived at the lecture at 6:20pm, and the doors were closed! I had a ticket for the lecture – what happened?
Guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 6:20pm at the latest. Once we’ve reached capacity, we are obligated to restrict further guests from entering. Signs are placed outside Skylight Studios main entrance to notify the public we’ve reached capacity. Parking validations for guests who are not able to enter the lectures are available outside Skylight Studios main entrance.
How do I cancel my Iris Nights lecture ticket reservation?
If you have reserved a ticket to one of our Iris Nights lectures and find that you are unable to attend, please notify us by email at [email protected]
Do you have a waitlist or standby line to get into the lectures?
To let more guests see our Iris Nights lecture series, we are releasing an additional set of tickets to view the lecture televised live in the Digital Gallery of the Annenberg Space for Photography (walking distance from Skylight Studios). These Digital Gallery tickets are free, released on a first-come first-serve basis, and will be made available online eight days prior to the date of the lecture.
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA
Hours / Admission
Wed - Sun: 11am - 6pm
Mon - Tue: Closed