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Photo l.a. returned for its 22nd Edition – with closing date Jan. 21st

January 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  Santa Monica, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/18/2013  Photo l.a. returned to Santa Monica for its 22nd Edition - and 4 more days to go. Photos & facts by Karen Ostlund  
Tiffany Trenda performed “Body Code” live during photo l.a.’s opening night last night.
“Body Code” was a live performance that focuses on the toxicity of man-made chemicals and how these harmful   substances affect the human body. We are creating a hazardous material which simultaneously, destroys our bodies.   The work is interactive by encouraging the viewer to scan the artist’s body with their smart phone.
Tiffany Trenda performed(photo credit:X. Eskandar)

Tiffany Trenda performed
(photo credit:X. Eskandar)

The scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit, will take them to a certain page found on  the   Body Code website.  Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read Google searches consisting of two  key words: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part. The piece has internationally exhibited at Context Art Miami and Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland.  
Congressman Tom LeBonge (right)

Congressman Tom LeBonge (right)

Photo l.a. – the longstanding photographic art exposition, returned to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium last night for its 22nd edition. The show will run daily through January 21, 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.  
Photos by Steve Schapiro of Martin Luther King 1965

Photos by Steve Schapiro of Martin Luther King 1965

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 announcing its 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.
Alec Byrne's photo of Paul McCartney 1970

Alec Byrne’s photo of Paul McCartney 1970

  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) and Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute, Francis Terpak (In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe), will discuss the simultaneous exhibitions of the artist’s work. 
Mike Spitz book about mental illness

Mike Spitz book about mental illness

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 some 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.
Bill Eppridge's photos of Robert F. Kennedy

Bill Eppridge’s photos of Robert F. Kennedy

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. POINT OF VIEW — selections from Los Angeles collectors will be exhibited with some collectors elaborating on their collecting motivations at a round table discussion.  Artillery Magazine hosts one of its infamous Face Off Debates.  
Ellen Jantzen

Ellen Jantzen

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), Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus, Dept.  of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum) Visit www.photola.com for open hours. January 18th – 21st, 2013 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main Street Santa Monica, CA90401-3209 .
21st Editions jdc Fine Art
American Icons Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
ArtCapitol.com Louis Klaitman
JoAnne Artman Gallery Kana Manglapus Projects
Joseph Bellows Gallery Monroe Gallery of Photography
Bekris Gallery Nazraeli Press
Be-hold Northern Light Gallery
Bleicher/Golightly Gallery One Hour Cleaners
Blind Photographers Guild PX Photography Gallery
Circa Photographics, Ltd Queensland Centre for Photography
Cohen Gallery Russell Levin Gallery
Czech Center of Photography Select Venacular Photographs/Norman Kulkin
DECODE books Smith Andersen North
Dermot Begley Fine Art Susan Spiritus Gallery
dnj Gallery Space-Time Studio
drkrm Verge
Duncan Miller Gallery Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art
Greisen Willem Photographic
Hous Projects Women In Photography International
Jancar Gallery Zero + Publishing
The Art Institute of California-Hollywood Dispose
CSUN Art Department East of Borneo
The Daily Photograph Inner-City Arts
Emerging Focus Finalists The Julius Shulman Institute
Bill Eppridge The Pablove Arts Foundation
International Cinematographers Guild Palm Springs Photo Festival
Jay Mark Johnson  
Lucie Foundation  
Navajo Nation Museum  
New York Film Academy  
Otis College of Art and Design  
Point Of View  
Phil Stern  
Santa Monica College  
Will Wilson  

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 moberhofer // Jan 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Good show this year

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