Seawall along the Kitakama and Ainokama coastline - Sendai, Japan
© Paula Bronstein
Sink or Swim
Designing for a Sea Change
Dec 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015


Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Skylight Studios

10050 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067



Wed - Sun: 11am - 6pm

Mon -Tue: Closed

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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

The exhibit explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world's coastal communities.

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Upcoming Events

Monica Nouwens speaks about her recent project Look At Me And Tell Me If You Have Known Me Before and her video installation Sebastian Cough, Claire Phillips, exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Trenches, Accropodes and High Design
Lane Barden shares select images from his portfolio of architecture and infrastructure that keep him intellectually and aesthetically engaged with his subject, and explore how engineering, planning and design offer solutions for the future of Los Angeles. 

All Exhibits

Sink or Swim

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

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


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

The Power of Photography

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

Helmut Newton

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


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

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

Who Shot Rock & Roll

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).


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 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

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.