Early Bird discount now available – LACP Exposures – Portfolio Reviews & more

2017 LACP Portfolio Review photo


The early bird discount is now available for September’s LACP’s 2019 Exposures event, primarily organized around three days of Portfolio Reviews in conjunction with Workshops, Seminars, Networking, Portfolio Walk and just recently announced, a photobook competition & exhibition. The Early Bird discount ends August 1st.

Friday – Sunday, September 13-15, 2019 at Hotel MdR, a Doubletree by Hilton in Marina del Rey, CA

Portfolio Reviews are 20 minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, photo editors, museum curators, publishers and other photo professionals.

I am again honored to be among the team of Portfolio Reviewers this Fall, marking my fifth year of participation. Joining me as Portfolio Reviewers will be Elizabeth Avedon, Photography Book and Exhibition Designer, Nicholas Barlow, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sherrie Berger, Photography Consultant, Susan Burnstine, Contributor, B+W Magazine (UK), Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Curator, and Author, Alexa Dilworth, Publishing Director and Senior Editor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, Crista Dix, Founder and Director of Wallspace Creative, Santa Barbara CA, Shelby Graham, Director/Curator of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Kris Graves, Photographer and Director of Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, Tish Greenwood, Executive Director, California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA, Caleb Cain Marcus, Roving Acquisitions Editor for Damiani and Director, Luminosity Lab, New York, Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA Pamela Schoenberg Owner/Director of dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, Kristine Schomaker, Founder of Shoebox PR and Publisher of Art and Cake, Los Angeles, Jennifer Schlesinger, Owner/Director of Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Dan Shepherd, Director, Gallery 1/1, San Jose, California, Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor of Lenscratch, Los Angeles, CA, Claudia Bohn Spector, Independent Curator, co-founder of Micronaut and Thistle + Weed Press, Los Angeles, CA, Ashly Stohl, Co-Founder, Peanut Press, Los Angeles, Kristin Taylor, Curator of Academic Programs and Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, IL & Paula Tognarelli, Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.

You will need to check back into the LACP website as more details are in the process of being added about the Workshops (one I do know of is Elizabeth Avedon’s one-day book design workshop) and Seminars.

Yours truly, along with Gerhard Clausing, the Associate Editor of PhotoBook Journal, will be the two jurors for the Photobook Competition, which we are developing right now with more details to come.  Planned so far is that the juried books will be on display during the 2019 Exposures event and subsequently exhibited at the LACP gallery in Los Angeles for the month of September.

Just the facts; the photo above of me during a previous portfolio review is not my idea of an ideal portrait nor one of my favorites; mouth hanging open, caught mid-sentence while discussing a body of work. Nevertheless pretty realistic of a working session. sigh.


Douglas Stockdale; blogger since 2008 as well as Editor & Publisher PhotoBook Journal, the contemporary photobook magazine and Associate Editor, SoCal PhotoExchange Journal.

Exhibition: 2019 Summer Group Show, Fabrik Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, exhibition opening August 3rd, 6 – 9pm, 2019

Featured photograph, above; Douglas Stockdale, Portfolio Reviewer, Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Exposures, 2017 copyright Julia Dean


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