2 Intriguing New Exhibits at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Cat with White Collar V, 2015 by Marie Cecile Thijs is part of the MOPA exhibition Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography.

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) Showcases two new  exhibits: Defying Darkness: Photography at Night and Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography.

By Sarah Daoust, adapted from In the Wings in the August 2016 issue of Performances Magazine San Diego

Two intriguing exhibits currently on view at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) are worthy of a visit. Drawing exclusively from MOPA’s permanent collection, the exhibit Defying Darkness: Photography at Night, running through October 2, explores nocturnal images and night-time photography as an artistic genre. View unusual and edgy imagery that brings the dark to light—shot by photographers Berenice Abbott, Brassai, Larry Clark, Bill Henson, Andre Keresz, Chris McCaw, Richard Misrach, Alexander Rodchenko, Sebastiao Salgado, Edward Steichen, Weegee and many more artists.

Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography, on view through October 9, celebrates the San Diego Zoo’s centennial with a fresh look at animals in photography—ranging from portraits to supporting subjects, and from darling depictions to flat-out strange.

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.7559. mopa.org



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