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Every year, the Port of Long Beach presents its annual PHOTO Program in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach. Port professional photographers share photographic techniques and give local professionals and amateurs alike a chance to apply them on a special harbor tour. The best of these images, highlighting the hidden beauty of an industrial port, form a curated exhibition which will be featured during the month of October for Arts Month. 

If you are interested in participating, please note:

  • You must be available all three dates below to participate
  • There is no cost for the program
  • Only first-time participants will be accepted
  • You must be 18 years or older to participate
  • Any skill level is welcome, but you are required to have an SLR camera

    Link will be active from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20

    Participants will be selected by random lottery and notified by June 27 if selected or placed on the waitlist.

    PHOTO Program Dates:
    Orientation: Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-noon
    Tour: Saturday, July 21, 6-9 p.m.
    Gallery Reception: Friday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m.

    To learn more about the program, watch this video.

    Questions? Contact us via e-mail at communityrelations (at) polb.com or call 562-283-7722.

    2017 Winners

    1st - Greg Bishop - Pinniped Beach

    2nd - Denise Favre - Trans-Porting

    3rd - William Zhang - Port Bow Colors

    Fan Favorite  - Michelle Deegan - Working Class Beauty

    View all of the photos from the 2017 PHOTO Program here

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