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Photo L.A. 2012 –21st edition


photo l.a. returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 21st edition January 12 —16, 2012. Continuing the discourse on photography’s place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides galleries from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the unique environment that characterizes photo l.a.

Over the past twenty-one years, photo l.a. has exhibited more than three hundred galleries, private dealers and publishers and has presented more than one hundred and fifty lectures and collecting seminars to the public. Our continued efforts to create a dynamic experience for our patrons has not only increased our loyal fan base, but has attracted over eleven thousand interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography each year.

As the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945— 1980 initiative continues into January, photo l.a. will include installations focusing on post-WWII art created in Southern California. January is also LA Arts Month, a collective effort by the city and its arts organizations to attract enthusiasts and collectors to Los Angeles.

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

• Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before & Four Honest Outlaws
• 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
• Vivian Maier / Street Photographer
• Moby / Destroyed
• Tiffany Trenda / Urban Devotion

The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition
Until January 16, 2012

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209

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