photo l.a. 2013
The 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition
Confirming Los Angeles’ rising status as a destination and marketplace for curators, collectors and art enthusiasts are the city’s many new galleries, world-class museums and outstanding university programs. Now in its 22st year, photo l.a., the longest running art fair west of New York City, carries on its mandate to showcase emerging and established artists from around the globe alongside traditional and contemporary art galleries and private dealers.
photo l.a. continues the discourse on photography’s place in the fine art universe, providing a platform for the display of vintage masterworks from the 19th and 20th centuries, contemporary photography, new techniques, and new forms of presentation alongside video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the character that is uniquely photo l.a.
By hosting more than sixty prestigious galleries and over 12,000 visitors comprised of collectors, curators, dealers, and lovers of fine art, photo l.a. has developed a distinguished history, ranking it among the top photography fairs in the world. Our fair has sharply influenced the art and photography landscape of Los Angeles by increasing public awareness of photography and promoting the acceptance and inclusion of photo-based art in almost all contemporary galleries and museum exhibitions.
Since 1992, over 300 galleries, private dealers, and publishers have participated in the fair, and more than 185 lectures, panels, and collecting seminars have been presented. Many influential and renown artists have entered the public eye for the first time at photo l.a., and we are honored to play a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.
During the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 17 – 21, 2013, photo l.a. returns to the landmark Santa Monica Civic Center for the 14th time. Joining our compelling program of lectures, panels, book signings, and special installations is photoBOOK, a face-to-face forum with guest reviewers offering feedback on photographers’ monographs.
This is the 50th art fair produced by Stephen Cohen, Director of photo l.a., whose past successes include photo san francisco, photo MIAMI, photo santa fe, photo NY, artLA, and the first vernacular photography fair in NYC. The photo l.a. team brings decades of experience in art exhibition, the local Los Angeles art scene, and event production.
General Show Dates
Friday, January 18, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 19, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 20, 11am – 7pm
Monday, January 21, 11am – 6pm
General Admission One Day $25
Less Online Discount of $5
Discounted Online tickets for photo l.a. available here.