Past programming

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Wildlife Family Fun Day

Sat, Oct 20, 2018

It’s time to get wild! Bring the family for a full day of fun at the Annenberg Space for Photography as we celebrate the opening of our National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition.

Iris Nights: The Photo Ark – A Life’s Work

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Joel Sartore—award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year—founded the Photo Ark project in 2005 to document endangered species around the world.

Bringing History into the Future – Iris Nights Series

Sat, Sep 8, 2018

The 14th Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and bestselling author, curator, and Harvard University Assistant Professor Sarah Lewis will engage in a far-reaching conversation about the vital importance of the Library of Congress.

Annenberg After Hours

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Back by popular demand! If your days are busy, but your nights are free, Annenberg After Hours is the perfect time to check out Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library.

Deadlines to Headlines: Covering a Campaign – Damon Winter, Chip Somodevilla, and Carolyn Kaster

Sat, Aug 25, 2018

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.

Tracking Time in America’s Inner Cities – Iris Nights Series

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

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.

Automobile Driving Museum: SoCal Car Culture

Sun, Aug 5, 2018

Come along for the ride! Next up in our popular Photo Field Trip series: the Photo Space, Hot Wheels, and the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo have partnered to celebrate Southern California’s rich history of classic cars and car culture.

Telling Border Stories – Ceci Bastida, Adriana Monsalve

Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Ceci Bastida and 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.

From Behind Closed Doors to #MeToo – Iris Nights Series

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

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.

Annenberg After Hours

Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Back by popular demand! If your days are busy, but your nights are free, Annenberg After Hours is the perfect time to check out Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library.

Time, Place and Race – Iris Nights Series

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

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.

Family Fun Day

Sat, Jun 23, 2018

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.

The Art of Your Story: Finding Legacy Through the Lens

Sun, Jun 10, 2018

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.

Photographing the President – Sharon Farmer, Eric Draper, and Lawrence Jackson

Sat, Jun 2, 2018

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.

Annenberg After Hours

Sat, May 19, 2018

Can’t make it out during the day to see our latest exhibit, Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library? Join us on Saturday, May 19 for Annenberg After Hours – an evening of live music, photography, and food!

The Restless Genius of Garry Winogrand – Iris Nights Series

Thu, May 17, 2018

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.

The Victorian Age in Los Angeles – Photo Field Trip

Wed, May 16, 2018

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

Women in the Field: Female Photojournalists – Isadora Kosofsky, Darcy Padilla, and Renée C. Byer

Sat, May 5, 2018

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.

Desegregating Education: Past and Present – Dorothy Counts

Wed, May 2, 2018

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.

The Beauty, Humor, and Humanity of America – Iris Nights Series

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

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.