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photo l.a. – The 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition

January 11, 2013 by Aparna Bakhle in Art Fairs with 0 Comments

photo-la-logoSince 1992, photo l.a. has been instrumental in transforming the art/photography landscape of Los Angeles into the force it has become. The 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition (photo l.a.) takes place January 17-21, 2013 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Collectors, curators and artists converge within this premier platform that presents lectures, panels and collecting seminars for all those compelled to deepen their awareness of the vanguard in photographic arts.

Some of photo l.a.’s outstanding programming for this year’s fair includes:

Simultaneous upcoming exhibitions of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work at LACMA (Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ) and the Getty (In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe) bring together in discussion LACMA curator Britt Salvesen, Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute, Frances Terpak and James Crump, Chief Curator Cleveland Museum of Art and Producer of the film “Black White + Gray, a Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe.”

photo l.a. - James Dean

James Dean, 1955. Phil Stern Photographer. Courtesy of Duncan Miller Gallery. © Phil Stern

Author and curator of “The Anxiety of Photography,” Mathew Thompson leads a round table discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists who hybridize photography with another practice to further explore its materiality. Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum, moderates Collecting: A Critical Perspective, with Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gloria Huyck, Collector, and Kevin Moore, Ph.D., art advisor and author, among others. Collector Manfred Heiting moderates The Photo Book with Taschen Book Editor Dian Hanson, Leadapron’s Jonathan Brown, Nicolas Fahey of Art Book Apps, and Lee Kaplan, Arcana Books on the Arts. Noted photojournalist Bill Eppridge expounds upon his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically the Beatles first US tour and Robert F. Kennedy’s final campaign.

For a complete listing of photo l.a.’s programming and updates, please visit www.photola.com.

In conjunction with photo l.a., the Emerging Focus Photo Expo aims to embody advancements within the photographic medium. Beginner, intermediate and advanced seminars on a diverse range of photography topics, panel discussions, vendor sessions from leading manufacturers and equipment specialists all happen next door at the Hilton Doubletree. Complete details can be found at: http://www.emergingfocusphoto.com/expo/

This year’s photo l.a. Preview Reception (Jan. 17th, from 6-9 pm) benefits Inner-City Arts, a learning oasis in the middle of L.A.’s Skid Row where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment and tickets can be purchased online at http://www.photola.com.

About Aparna Bakhle

Aparna Bakhle-Ellis is a writer enthralled by the consonance and dissonance of ‘being’ in Los Angeles. L'écriture féminine, outsider art, and altered states of consciousness rank high among her myriad interests. She is also Fabrik’s Managing Editor. 

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