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23rd annual photo l.a. photographic art exposition

Who: photo l. a.
This Event has concluded.
Date: Friday January 17th, 2014 Through Sunday January 19th, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Til 7:00 PM
Location: The LA Mart
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles
Cost: $20+
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Description: photo l.a. (, the acclaimed photographic art exposition is pleased to announce featured exhibitors and programming for its 23rd annual photography fair. In celebration, photo l.a. 2014 will present its widest collaboration of photography yet, exhibiting works dating from the 19th century, up through the most cutting edge contemporary photo-­based art. photo l.a. will continue its celebration of the photographic arts, both through the exhibition of internationally renowned galleries and as a platform for education and discussion. Known for its dynamic programming, photo l.a. will once again spearhead a unique series of lectures, roundtable discussions, and docent tours as a valuable supplement to its exhibitions.

Featured Exhibiting Galleries

Cirrus Gallery - Cirrus Gallery, a Los Angeles­-based print workshop, publisher and gallery, is a welcomed addition to photo l.a. 2014. Cirrus shows a diverse range of mediums, with a special focus on photo and technology-enhanced work. Some of the artists they will show at photo l.a. this year include John Baldessari, Brice Bischoff, Brassaï, and Steven Criqui.

Hous Projects -­ New York City's Hous Projects will exhibit again at photo l.a. 2014, bringing seven contemporary artists -­- including Tara Bogart, Alison Brady, F & D Cartier, and Klaus Enrique -­- primarily exhibiting photography and video works adding a collaborative and intermedia approach to the contemporary scene.

Jancar Gallery -­ Los Angeles based Jancar Gallery joins this year's photo l.a., bringing leading works of contemporary photography, vintage photography and video. Jancar Gallery represents the local art culture of Los Angeles showing artists such as Micol Hebron, Robert Cumming, Ilene Segalove, Tricia Lawless Murray and more.

Louis Klaitman - Louis Klaitman has been active in the photographic art community for over 25 years specializing in vintage and contemporary photographs. Klaitman will be showing artists including Beckwith and Fisher, Sally Gall, Annie Leibovitz and Ellot Porteer, among many others at photo l.a. 2014.

George Lawson Gallery - The San Francisco based George Lawson Gallery is best known for its showcases featuring a dynamic international roster of contemporary artists from emerging to mid-career level. At photo l.a. 2014 George Lawson Gallery will be exhibiting photo-based works by artists including Tama Hochbaum, Susan Mikula and Jennah Ward.

Monroe Gallery of Photography - AIPAD member from Santa Fe, NM, Monroe Gallery of Photography represents classic black & white photography with an emphasis on humanist and photojournalist imagery. The gallery features work by more than 50 renowned photographers in addition to representing a select group of contemporary and emerging photographers like Eddie Adams, Robert Capa, Bill Eppridge, Yuri Kozyrev and many others.

Smith Andersen North - San Francisco based Smith Andersen North gallery will show established and emerging artists focused on twentieth-­century and contemporary fine art photography. Some of these well-known photographers include Daido Moriyama, Paul Caponigro, Philip Hyde, Benjamen Chinn and William Heick.

Featured Programming

Friday, January 17, 2014

See the Light-Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection (Panel Discussion)

Britt Salvesen (Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department Prints and Drawings Department, LACMA) will moderate the panel discussion on the LACMA exhibition featuring Robbert Flick (Professor of Fine Art, USC Roski School of Art and Design), and Susan Rankaitis (Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art, Scripps College) discussion curated LACMA exhibition.

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

To Live and Die in L.A. (Panel Discussion)

Los Angeles has been the site of a vast amount of cultural production in film, visual arts, writing, performance, and design, as well as being the subject in much of this work, whether utopian, dystopian, or somewhere in between. The panel, moderated by Emily Gonzalez (Curatorial Assistant, The Hammer Museum) and featuring artists Kate Costello, Julian Hoeber and Vincent Ramos, will discuss the fertility of Los Angeles as a subject of investigation as well as a physical place for artistic growth, touching on the myths and legends of the city.

Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm

Artists in L.A.: The Expanded Field and Photographic Possibilities (Panel Discussion)
This round table discussion explores new boundaries in contemporary photographic practices, led by a selection of three Los Angeles artists, Phil Chang (Artist and Lecturer at UCLA), Zoe Crosher (Artist), and William E. Jones (Artist, Filmmaker, and Writer). Moderator John Tain (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Collections Development, The Getty Research Institute) will focus on practices, methodologies and thoughts regarding today's photographic image.
Time: 3:30-­5:00pm

Saturday, January 18, 2014

So You've Formed a Collection, What Now? (Panel Discussion)

Weston Naef (Panel Moderator; Curator Emeritus and Founding Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum) along with Stephanie Smith (Curator, Wilson Centre for Photography), Justin Fiset (Artist; Independent Collection Manager), Gawain Weaver (Independent Photo Conservator) explore the question: What is a collection and how does one maintain it?

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

A Fifty Year Love Affair with Photography: A Life in Pictures (Keynote by Douglas Kirkland)
Douglas Kirkland has been photographing for over five decades, exploring his passion in the discovery of beauty that never wavers. Photography has been his bride, his companion, his lover, and his confidante throughout his multifaceted career. Kirkland is best known for his celebrity portraits, but the scope of his work is far wider: his portraits go far beyond the physical appearance of his subjects and capture the very essence of their being with disarming honesty and sensuality."

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

The Reproductive System (Panel Discussion)

This panel will discuss photographic reproduction and its changing relationship to contemporary art. Through a series of case studies on the work of Tino Sehgal & Stanley Brouwn, artists who prohibit the reproduction of their work, the phenomenon of "burning" a work on the secondary market, come into investigation relative to the broader economy. Matthew Thompson (Director of Collection Development and Exhibition Support, LACMA) will moderate this panel.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sex and Fashion (Panel Discussion)

This panel, presented by Joe Zee (Creative Director, ELLE Magazine), discusses the blurred lines of sexuality and what is accepted as appropriate in the world of fashion photography.

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Moving Still, The Art of Gabriel Figueroa: A Legacy of Images, From Cinema to Stills

(Panel Discussion)
For decades, Gabriel Figueroa has been known internationally as one of the greatest innovators in the medium of black and white cinema. So powerful and universal are his images that today he is reconsidered as a master maker of both the moving and the still image. Currently the subject of a major LACMA exhibition, this panel, featuring Gabriel Figueroa, Rita Gonzalez (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA) and moderated by Michael Donnelly (Producer and Curator of Film, Photographer), will explore Figueroa's historic importance, as well as the technical aspects of the transformation of the master's motion to still images, with his son Gabriel Figueroa Flores, photographer and archivist.

Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm

Photographic Fictions: Technology and the Digital Document (Panel Discussion)
Natalie Bookchin (Photography and Media Faculty, CalArts; Artist) and Ken Gonzales-Day (Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department, Scripps College; Artist) will discuss their work in relationship to technology, from digital manipulation and online publishing to large archives and social media. Bookchins video installations often draw their source material from social media and video-sharing sites, exploring shared language, gestures, and narrative tropes. Gonzales-Day alters found images and objects to raise questions about racial violence and historical memory. Both bodies of work reflect on documentary practice and push at the boundaries of the digital document. Topics may include: fair use, authorship, archives, photographic truth, alternative constructions of documentary practice.

Time: 3:30-5:00pm
About: photo l. a.
Photo l.a. 2005 features the finest photographic art, from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. More than 80 premier galleries and private dealers present International and U.S. artists. Highlights of the exhibition will include works by world renowned contemporary artists Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Larry Fink, Robert Frank, Joel Peter-Witkin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and vintage pieces by Man Ray, Josef Sudek, Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange. Last year’s event saw record attendance, attracting over 7500 visitors, and more are expected this year. This is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators and photographers to view thousands of photographic images.
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