The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (JDPW) is a practical education school of photography devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages. We fulfill this mission by offering nearly 170 workshops per year, programming a variety of community events, supporting artists through group and one-person gallery exhibits, and by producing four annual contests. In addition, JDPW offers workshops with and provides access to some of the most well-known and respected photographers in the world, including: Greg Gorman, Duane Michals, Mary Ellen Mark, Sam Abell, Douglas Kirkland, David Alan Harvey, Keith Carter, Phil Borges, Bruce Davidson, John Paul Caponigro, Alex Webb and Joyce Tenneson, among others.
As the West Coast’s largest non-degree based school of photography, JDPW offers a broad range of coursework, with classes ranging from photojournalism and fine art photography to studio photography and portraiture. A Certificate Program is available for a comprehensive course of study, in addition to an intense, one-year “Full-Time” Program, where students may elect to take an unlimited amount of workshops for one year. For students looking to become more involved in the photographic community, JDPW provides monthly Membership which provide numerous perks and benefits, such as: discounts on tuition, free admittance to events and guest lectures, and use of darkrooms, galleries and studio.
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What is a JDPW Membership?
JDPW Membership is a great way of becoming involved with the photographic community and supporting the art of photography. By becoming a member, you’ll immediately be granted free access to al events, exhibits and speaking engagements produced by JDPW, including notable appearances by world-renowned photographers. You’ll also receive exclusive invitation to our Portfolio Nights, a perfect way of sharing your work and networking with other photographers. Looking to exhibit your work? Need a studio space? Members can receive 50% off all rental rates including gallery rental, studio rental, event rental, digital darkroom rental, and traditional darkroom rental. Each year, members will also receive a $50 JDPW gift certificate that can be shared with anyone and applied toward workshop tuition or rental services, one FREE A&I book, and one FREE custom print. Finally, members will enjoy a 50% discount off all JDPW contest entry fees, including the prestigious Berenice Abbott Prize. It all adds up to great savings, fun and camaraderie.
Join Los Angeles’ premiere photographic community today, experience the sense of fellowship that JDPW has to offer, and enrich yourself in an environment dedicated to photography.
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