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LA Art Scene: APA LA’s Off the Clock Photography Exhibit During MOPLA

The seventh annual Off the Clock fine art photographic exhibit was on display at the Santa Monica Art Studios through the Month of Photography Los Angeles.See the video above for an idea of the quality of the photography and the overall show.

We shot the video long after the opening night as the opening night of this premier photographic exhibit is always so crowded it is difficult at times to even get up to the art to see it.  Let alone film it!

The Off the Clock exhibit is presented by the Los Angeles chapter of American Photographic Artists, a professional photographer’s organization.  The 2018 exhibit was curated by Laurie Kratochvil who selected the 100 best images out of over 1000 submitted images to be included in the photography exhibit.

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Fine art photography at the APA LA Off the Clock photography exhibit at the Santa Monica Art Studios.

The annual APA LA exhibit stands out for a number of reason.  The first is the quality of the work.  As an organization of professional working photographers the participants are the most talented and technically proficient to be found.  It is the work they do when they are not answering to a client. Then despite a diverse body of highly inspirational work, the curation and framing process creates a themed show that holds together perfectly.

For photographers who make it into the shot, the APA LA Off the Clock exhibit is hands down the best one to be part of.  Being put on by a professional photographer’s organization, they know that what photographers need most is to get their work seen by the clients that will ultimately hire them.   As the show at the Santa Monica Art Studios comes down on May 12th, the exhibit begins a year long tour.

The 100 selected framed images will rotate throughout multiple ad agencies including: Ignited, Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, David & Goliath, and RPA. In previous years, the exhibition has wound up its tour at PhotoLA.

Click here to see a list of exhibiting photographers in the 2018 Off the Clock Exhibit.  And if you are a professional photographer, I recommend joining APA LA for the advantages it gives the professional photographer.

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Off the Clock Photo Exhibition by American Photographic Artists at the Santa Monica Art Studios


Produced by: Mark Stout

Background Music:
Babylon – Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


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