(Source: press release)
With over 10,000 visitors photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles.
Phil Stern, James Dean, 1955; ©Phil Stern
photo l.a., the longstanding photographic art exposition, returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 22nd edition on January 17-21st, 2013. 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 and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations creating the juxtaposition that differentiates photo l.a from the rest.
Over the last two decades, photo l.a. has exhibited more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers, as well as presented more than 200 lectures and collecting seminars to the public. photo l.a. offers a dynamic experience for visitors while also attracting 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 introduce photoBOOK LA, a new platform for publishers and book artists with guest reviewers offering feedback to photographers on their book proposals.
Following the overwhelming success of the Emerging Focus Educational series during last year’s exposition, photo l.a. is proud to announce their affiliation with Emerging Focus Photo Expo, which will be held across the street at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. Master classes on photography and portfolio reviews will be part of the schedule.
Steve Kahn, The Hollywood Suites, 1974-1976; Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Gallery
photo l.a. 2013’s speakers, panels, roundtables, book signings and installations include:
- Mapplethorpe at LACMA and the Getty -- Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Britt Salvesen (Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ), Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute, Francis Terpak (In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe) and James Crup (Director, “Black White + Gray, A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe), Chief Curator Cincinnati Art Museum will discuss the simultaneous exhibitions of the artist's work.
- Matthew Thompson -- curator and author of "The Anxiety of Photography" -- will lead a round table discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists including Andrea Longacre-White, Anthony Pearson and David Benjamin Sherry, who hybridize photography with other media to explore its materiality.
- Bill Eppridge -- noted photojournalist -- lectures on his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically, Robert F. Kennedy's final campaign.
- Meg Partridge -- filmmaker -- will speak about her father, Rondal Partridge, and his photographic work. Rondal Partridge was the son of Imogen Cunningham, whose mentors and colleagues included Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.
- Josephine Sacabo -- photographer -- will discuss her trajectory from a documentary street photographer to her current work using the etched photogravure as her exclusive form of printmaking.
- Anonymous, Untitled, hand-colored albumen print from India, 1890's; Courtesy of Be-Hold Gallery
- POINT OF VIEW -- selections from Los Angeles collectors will be exhibited and collectors will elaborate on their collecting motivations at a round table discussion.
- Artillery Magazine hosts one of its infamous Face Off Debates.
- New Sales Platforms roundtable with Heritage Auctions, 1stdibs and artnet.
- Private docent tours of the fair with experts in the field of photography: Gordon Baldwin (former Curator, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum); Deborah Bell (Vice President, Specialist Head of Photographs Department, Christie’s); Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum); and Keith F. Davis, (Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum)
A private, invite-only opening night gala will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6:00PM – 9:00PM.
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