Photo Book Exhibition at MOPLA


I’m excited to announce that my book “These Years Gone By…” has been selected for the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) Photo Book Exhibition by the Lucie Foundation. The MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition is a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world, it is an Official Exhibition of Month of Photography Los Angeles.

These Years Gone By…  (2018 trade edition)

These Years Gone By… (2018 trade edition)


Opening reception:
Thursday, April 11, from 6-9pm

House of Lucie at ROW DTLA 
777 S Alameda St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Building M1, Suite 140 

Participating Artists in the Exhibition include:
Hannah Smith Allen, Tom Atwood, Guilherme Bergamini, Tianqiutao Chen, Gabriele Chiapparini, Richard S. Chow, Ashley Cortes, Attilio Fiumarella, Tom Fowlks, Gianluca Galtrucco, Leo Garcia, Nathaniel Grann, Bootsy Holler, Remy Holwick, Karolina Jonderko, Demetris Koilalous, Hubert Humka, Andrej Lamut, Lisa McCarty, Yael Meiry, Jana Sophia Nolle, Anita Osuch, Mark Peterman, Matthew Portch, Ekkarat Punyatara, Mark Purdom, Lukasz Rusznica, Elsa Seignol, Miki Soejima, Britland Tracy, Ian Trask, Sinziana Velicescu, Tristan Wheelock, Rana Young, David Zentz, Chiara Zonca

More information about the exhibition can be found here.


About the Project:

These Years Gone By…is a love story told through my grandparents letters from World War II. From these letters, artifacts and old family photos, I have woven together a narrative that tells the story of this critical time in world history and challenging time in their personal history. The book was also selected for the inaugural Click! Photobook Exhibition in October 2018 at Horse & Buggy Press in Durham, North Carolina and most recently work from the project was ‘chosen’ for the American Photography 35 photo annual.

You can view more information about the project and the book on my site here.

About the Month of Photography:

In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) showcased the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. As Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image.

MOPLA was established and exists to celebrate photography through a variety of events and programs that inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector.

MOPLA's two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events.

See the complete list of 2019 exhibitions during Month of Photography Los Angeles here.

My personal work explores narrative storytelling through photographs and multi-media, usually consisting of constructed realties that cross over into implied fiction.

Mark Peterman