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Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography

An image of three photographs on the gallery walls from the exhibition In the Air: A photographic investigation of the instances and processes that give rise to airborne particles
In the Air



Located in the heart of the University of La Verne’s main campus, on the garden floor of historic Miller Hall, The Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is a vital center for civic engagement. Through a compelling program of exhibitions, lectures, screenings and discussions, that promote a critical dialogue about the role of contemporary photography today, the gallery generates collaboration, conversation and artistic growth between our students, faculty, staff and the local community.

Established in 1990, the gallery is dedicated to the University of La Verne’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity and community engagement within the broader context of intellectual life on campus. In addition to the four contemporary photography exhibitions and events each academic year, the Gallery hosts an internship program where students learn curatorial methodologies, exhibition design and production. 

All exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Due to the novel Coronavirus all gallery exhibitions are on hold until further notice.
Please check back after April 12th for further updates.

A photograph of a giant wave crashing against the darkened shore just after sunset with a pink sky.
If you can read the ocean you will never be lost


Shannon Benine | If you can read the ocean you will never be lost

TBA / 2020
Artist Talk: TBA / 2020 / 5:30 – 6:30 pm / TBA
Closing Reception: TBA / 2020 / 6:30 – 7:30 pm / Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography 


Sandra Bacchi + Anna Grevenitis | Disability / Visibility

TBA / 2020
Chronic Illness Day Panel Talk: TBA / 4–5 pm / TBA
Reception: TBA / 5–6 pm / Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography 


Department of Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition | Spring 2020

May 18 – August 22 / 2020
Gallery Talk: TBA
Reception: TBA


A photograph of a man who falls asleep on his bedroom full of empty drug bottles and pills, used to treat mental disorders. Some people within the 'Marconi' building, are living in this major city without any contact with family or relatives since they decided to leave their hometowns in search of better opportunities.


Javier Alvarez | Predio

Fall / 2020
Pannel Talk: TBA
Reception: TBA


Department of Photography Faculty Exhibition | Fall 2020

Fall / 2020
Pannel Talk: TBA
Opening Reception: TBA