Learn more about past and traveling photography exhibitions at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Traveling Exhibits

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine

GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield

GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield

Past Exhibits

Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling

In this arresting and iconic exhibition – curated by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend, and the magazine’s former director of photography Susan White – Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling features photographic portraiture and multimedia installations that capture the magic and glamour of the film and television industry’s major players from the last four decades.

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine examines the historical use and artistic treatment of walls over centuries. Across diverse civilizations, walls have been central to human history, from Hadrian’s Wall to our current debate over the U.S./Mexico border.

CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.

Photo Ark

The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, reflects an effort to document every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in order to motivate action through education.

Not An Ostrich: And Other Images From America’s Library

Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library is the result of celebrated American photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker’s excavation of nearly 500 images—out of a collection of over 14 million—permanently housed at the Library of Congress.

Cuba Is

Revealing complexities both on and off the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners, and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves.

Resolviendo: Cuba’s Creative Drive

RESOLVIENDO is a familiar sentiment in Cuban culture that is being redefined by a new generation.

GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield

GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield weaves two-and-a-half decades of work into an epic narrative that charts our growing obsession with wealth.

#girlgaze: a frame of mind

#girlgaze: a frame of mind brings an underrepresented viewpoint to the forefront – that of young, female photographers from around the globe.

IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits

IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits is a refreshing and deeply engaging study of race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity in America.

New Americans

The New Americans installation features a collection of stories on refugees who made their way to the United States to start a new life.



REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world.

Pearls of the Planet: A Live Cam Experience by explore.org

Pearls of the Planet brings visitors deep into the colorful kelp beds of the Channel Island of Anacapa, along the break of Hawaii’s waves and across the coastline as far as Alaska.

Life: A Journey Through Time

LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a photographic interpretation of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting.


Emerging is comprised of works from photographers who have been featured in “PDN’s 30,” representing a range of styles and genres and demonstrating a distinctive vision, creativity and versatility.

Emerging Experience

Emerging Experience is a multimedia installation at Skylight Studios featuring the work of artists who are challenging photographic boundaries in social media.

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Sink or Swim explores resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the world’s richest and poorest coastal communities.

Inside Tracks: Behind the Lens on the Assignment of a Lifetime

The extraordinary story of photographer Rick Smolan’s journey across the Australian Outback in 1977.

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Country: Portraits of an American Sound presents images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

Organized in collaboration with National Geographic magazine, this exhibit celebrates the iconic publication’s 125-year anniversary.

Helmut Newton White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes

Helmut Newton: White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes features the work of revolutionary fashion photographer Helmut Newton.

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY presents images from both the military and civilian point of view including the advent of war, the fight itself and remembrance.

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

no strangers explores the ways cultures express a shared humanity and navigate the circle of life.

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 – Present

Who Shot Rock & Roll spotlights the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music.

Digital Darkroom

Digital Darkroom features the work of 17 artists from around the world who explore the intersection of art and technology.

Beauty CULTure

Beauty CULTure explores photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives.

Extreme Exposure

Extreme Exposure celebrates five photographers who brave dangerous conditions to capture rarely seen moments in environments few dare to explore.

2010 Pictures of the Year International

POYi2010 features very best documentary photography of 2009 from winning photojournalists and visual editors in Pictures of the Year International (POYi).

Water: Our Thirsty World

Coinciding with National Geographic‘s special April 2010 issue, “Water: Our Thirsty World,” the exhibit features the work of award-winning photographers examining perspectives on our most precious resource.

SPORT: Iooss & Leifer

SPORT examines the work of photographers Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer, who captured the lives of our greatest sports heroes.

2009 Pictures of the Year International: The World. In High Resolution

POYi2009 honors the work of winning photojournalists and visual editors from Pictures of the Year International (POYi).


L8S ANG3LES celebrates the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity of Los Angeles.