The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition. Continuing the discourse on photography's place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides dealers from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks, contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations.
The longstanding photo l.a. returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 21st edition on January 12 - 16, 2012. Continuing the discourse on photography's place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides dealers from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks, contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the character that is photo l.a.
photo l.a. is proud to once again host the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the beneficiary for the opening night preview reception on January 12, 2012 6 - 9 pm.
Over the last couple decades, photo l.a. has exhibited more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers, as well as presented more than 150 lectures and collecting seminars to the public. The continued effort to create a dynamic experience for photo l.a. patrons has not only increased a very loyal fan base, but has attracted over 11,000 interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography annually.
In addition to the continuation of the lectures, panels, book signings, and special installations, photo l.a. is pleased to announce Salon de Tableaux, an area of tabletop presentations showcasing vintage, vernacular and unique photography. Also, photo l.a. is proud to introduce photoBOOK - a forum with guest reviewers offering feedback to photographers on their book proposals.
photo l.a. 2012's speakers, panels, roundtables, book signings and installations include:
Speakers, Panels & Roundtables
Walead Beshty, Ezrha Jean Black, Stephen Cohen, Eileen Cowin, Darryl Curran, Shana Nys Dambrot, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Charlotte Dumas, Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, David Fahey, Russell Ferguson, Michael Fried, Ken Gonzales-Day, Manfred Heiting, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Lee Kaplan, Kristine McKenna, Willie Middlebrook, Moby, Weston Naef, Catherine Opie, Ed Panar, Sheila Pinkel, Chris Pichler, Charles Ray, Dennis Reed, Stephen Reinstein, Stephen Shore, Karen Sinsheimer, Mike Slack, Stanley Smith, James Welling, Colin Westerbeck, Tim B. Wride, Lloyd Ziff
• photoBOOK review
• Photography Book Roundtable
• Collecting Photographs: Public & Private Collections
• Vivian Maier, Street Photographer: A Conversation
• Photographers of the Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative
Emerging Focus Finalists
Golden Age of Physique Photography 1945 - 1970
Soho Cameraworks / Cameravision 1975-1983
Harry Benson / U.S. Civil Rights Movement photographs
Moby / Destroyed
Tiffany Trenda / Urban Devotion
As the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 initiative continues into January, photo l.a. will include installations focusing on post-WWII art created in Southern California. January is also L.A. Arts Month, a collective marketing effort by the city and its arts organizations to attract enthusiasts and collectors to Los Angeles.
Please join photo l.a. in January for a memorable four days of art, education, and excitement.
Please check www.photola.com for programming updates.
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Image: Tricia Lawless Murray: Imperial Inn II, 2010
OPENING NIGHT BENEFIT GALA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
6PM - 9PM
benefiting the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography
at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
with special host Moby + DJ Aaron Byrd, KCRW
Santa Monica Civic auditorium
1855 Main Street - Los Angeles
Friday, January 13, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, January 14, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, January 15, 11 am – 7 pm
Monday, January 16, 11 am – 6 pm