Past programming

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The Hip-Hop Way of Life

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Hip-hop is a musical genre, but it’s also a way of life, with multiple subcultures that help to comprise the ethos and spirit of hip-hop as a diverse form of personal expression.

CONTACT HIGH Summer Film Series at Delicious Pizza Presents

Sat, Aug 10, 2019

The Annenberg Space for Photography partners with hip-hop pizza shop Delicious Pizza located in West Adams to host a free film screening series showcasing three hip-hop themed films in honor of our CONTACT HIGH exhibition.

Photo Field Trip: LA B-Boy & B-Girl Summit

Sat, Jul 27, 2019

The newest destination in our Photo Field Trip series takes us to the Los Angeles B-Boy & B-Girl Summit at the International Hip-Hop Festival in Los Angeles.

California Love: A Hip-Hop History

Sat, Jul 20, 2019

Take it back to the early days of hip-hop in Southern California with this conversation between folks who were there when it all went down.

CONTACT HIGH Summer Film Series at Delicious Pizza Presents

Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Annenberg Space for Photography’s summer screening series at the iconic hip-hop eatery Delicious Pizza located in West Adams, continues!

Fourth of July – We’re Open!

Thu, Jul 4, 2019

Come celebrate the Fourth of July at the Annenberg Space for Photography

CONTACT HIGH Summer Film Series at Delicious Pizza Presents

Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Annenberg Space for Photography has partnered with hip-hop pizza shop Delicious Pizza to host a free film screening series this summer, on the first Saturday of the month.

Stretch and Bobbito: Live!

Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Join us as Stretch and Bobbito engage with legendary Los Angeles-based photographer Estevan Oriol.

“King of New York” Portrait Session with Barron Claiborne

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Now is your chance to claim the title of hip-hop royalty and don the crown that Biggie wore!

Hip-Hop as Activist Megaphone

Wed, May 22, 2019

Some of the most prominent and consequential voices in hip-hop will engage in a discussion about music and activism and how each platform can help to serve the other.


Sat, May 18, 2019

Author of the book CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop – and the exhibit’s curator – Vikki Tobak joins photographer and director Mike Miller, best known for his documentation of the West Coast rap scene, with his early images of Easy-E, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.

Annenberg Space For Photography Presents Photoville LA

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Brooklyn’s annual photo festival, Photoville, is bringing its magic to Los Angeles for the first time in its seven-year history.

Iris Nights: One Village, Thirteen Elephants and the Moon

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

After more than a decade covering conflict, photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale noticed that the less sensational, but equally true stories were not getting told—the wedding happening around the corner from the revolution, or the small triumphs amidst seemingly endless devastation.

Wildlife Learning Center Photo Field Trip

Sun, Dec 9, 2018

The latest in our popular Photo Field Trip series takes us to the Wildlife Learning Center (WLC). Learn from the WLC staff about their conservation efforts, hear stories about the Center’s most interesting creatures, and get the rare opportunity to photograph exotic animals up close.

Conservation: Not Just The Cute Stuff – Dr. David Steen & Lucy Cooke

Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Inspired by photographer Joel Sartore’s commitment to advocating for the conservation of all species, this panel discussion will bring together experts about Earth’s least cuddly critters and explain why understanding and caring about them is paramount to preserving our planet.

iPhoneography Pet Photography – Grace Chon

Sat, Dec 1, 2018

Have fun, learn, and do some good all at the same time. Los Angeles-based commercial pet photographer Grace Chon will lead this hands-on iPhoneography workshop, co-hosted by Annenberg Space for Photography and the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.

Iris Nights: Bear Cams, Dog Bless You, and – The Nature of Social Media

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

As the founder of, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has made wildlife and environmental conservation a central focus of his philanthropic work.

Planning for Success: Art Marketing 101 – A. McLean Emenegger

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

In this workshop, guided by Photo Space favorite A. McLean Emenegger, participants will learn how to best plan and execute an effective marketing strategy tailored to specific art-career ambitions.

Have Dog, Will Travel – Andrew Knapp & Jordan Kahana

Sat, Nov 10, 2018

Join us for an evening with two photographers who find inspiration from their best friends and trusted companions as they travel the world.

Iris Nights: In Focus – The Aquarium of the World

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

International League of Conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Octavio Aburto shares his passion for fact-based conservation, highlighting reef life in Cabo Pulmo, a small marine reserve in the Gulf of California.