Issue #116  12/5/2006
Photo LA 2007 to Be Held Jan. 19-21

Photo L.A. 2007 will be held January 18-21 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA. The show will feature photography from the earliest 19th-century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art.

More than 65 premier galleries and private dealers representing International and U.S. artists will be on display at Photo L.A. 2007, which is one of the largest such shows in the U.S.

The preview reception, hosted by rock artist, photographer and photography collector Graham Nash, will take place on Thursday, January 18 from 6-9 p.m. and benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Nash is also the co-founder of Nash Editions, a digital fine-arts printmaking studio. Guests will enjoy all the works of art on display as well as a cocktail reception. Tickets to the reception are $100 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 1-310-276-5802 or visiting http://www.ejaf.org .

Established by Sir Elton John in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has raised nearly $120 million to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service programs in 55 countries around the globe. Today, EJAF is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. EJAF focuses on supporting community-based prevention education programs, harm reduction programs and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. These efforts include HIV/AIDS-related physical and mental health services, HIV testing and counseling, street outreach and education, food distribution, assisted living services, social service coordination and community volunteer recruitment and support.

"The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to funding prevention education and service programs for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles and around the world. What better way to celebrate the spirit and vitality of our local community than to partner with Photo L.A. 2007 to host its opening reception?" says Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. "This event will bring us all together to enjoy fine works of photography in support of EJAF and its work in fighting HIV/AIDS."

Regular exhibition hours are Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, 12-7 p.m. and Sunday, January 21, 12-6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass. Lectures are $10 each and onsite collecting seminars are $80 (includes a three day pass and catalog). Student discounts for lectures and the fair are available with valid I.D. Tickets to the opening benefit reception on Thursday, January 18th are $100. All exhibition, lecture and preview reception tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance. Seminar tickets should be purchased in advance. For additional information on Photo L.A. 2007, the opening benefit reception, and advance ticket sales, visit http://www.artfairsinc.com or call 1-323-937-4659.