Past programming

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Hollywood Calling Music Video Night Featuring Quinn Wilson

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Feature film directors and actors take center stage in Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling, but visual storytelling can be powerful and brief, even at three minutes.

Film Screening: Selma

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, the Annenberg Space for Photography will screen Ava DuVernay’s historical drama, Selma. 

Oscars Viewing Party

Sun, Feb 9, 2020

Come celebrate the opening weekend of Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling with a special Oscars Viewing Party, hosted by the Annenberg Space for Photography!

Exploring Mindful Living Through Public Art

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Across the world today, nearly 450 million people are afflicted by issues of anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders, yet two thirds of those individuals challenged with these mental illnesses never seek treatment.

Photography: In and Out of Prison + 16 Bars Screening

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Writer and educator Pete Brook will moderate a discussion with photographer Raymond Thompson Jr. and visual artist Nigel Poor about the history and future of prison photography. The panel will be followed by a special screening of the film 16 Bars.

Screening – Pink Floyd: The Wall

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this landmark rock opera release – to the day –  with this screening of the feature film written by the band’s co-founder and bassist Roger Waters.

The Evolution of Street Art in LA

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Muralist and Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) co-founder Judy Baca will present on the transformation of L.A.’s storied mural and graffiti art scenes.


Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Architect Ronald Rael will engage in a presentation and discussion with artist Tanya Aguiñiga, exploring how making art at the southern border creates moments of cultural interaction, exchange, and communication between communities on both sides of the divide.

Border Myths

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Seeing beyond the visible, exploring ideas of myth, and examining the ways identity, racial memory, and lost history intersect at two separate Southern frontiers in America – in North Carolina and at the U.S.-Mexico border – will be the topic of this unique panel discussion.

America’s Invisible Walls

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

On April 11, 1968 – when the Fair Housing Act was ratified – the policy was aimed to undo the damage of housing discrimination created by the Home Owners Land Cooperation.

In Between Walls and Peace

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

What does conflict look like 50 years after it starts? How are generations of a community transformed by the physicality of walls, especially those intended to bring peace, but instead – in the case of Northern Ireland – both trigger and reinforce the Troubles?

Sneak Preview: Going Behind W|ALLS

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

“The only way to tell a story about genuine moments is to walk the journey with people; to establish trust that you are there not to merely take pictures but to give an understanding of their situation to others,” says the four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy.

In Conversation: Barron Claiborne and Rob Marriott

Sat, Aug 17, 2019

Help us send-off CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop with this closing weekend discussion between photographer Barron Claiborne and author, editor, producer, and DJ Rob Marriott.

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.