Issue #139  1/3/2008
Photo LA Moves Dates and Venue to Jan. 10-13 and The Barker Hanger At Nearby Santa Monica Airport

Photo L.A. 2008, the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, will take place next week, January 10-13, 2008. Besides the slightly earlier dates, the show is moving to a larger location: the 35,000 sq. ft. Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. The new event space will allow for larger booths and an improved lighting system, producing a clean, modern backdrop against which to display more photo-based art, including more digital and video than ever before.

Contemporary Works/Vintage Works will be exhibiting at this show in booth C16 toward the rear middle of the fair, so please come see us. We will be showing contemporary work from Arthur Tress, Claudia Kunin, Mitch Dobrowner, Marcus Doyle and Lisa Holden, plus lots of important vintage photographs from the 20th-century. Ask us about additional images we will have hidden away, including some fine new 19th-century ones. If you are planning on attending and are a client of ours, please call or email me, and I will attempt to get you tickets for the show.

The Barker Hangar, located at 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica, CA, also will comfortably accommodate a crowd in excess of 10,000 people--a necessity as Photo L.A. has become one of the country's most popular art fairs and will coincide with Golden Globes week.

The exhibition will be open to the public Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 13 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass.

The "Conversations with Artists" series of lectures are co-sponsored with LACMA and are free to the public. The "Conversation with Julius Shulman" will cost $10, as well a Sunday morning seminar on Book Collecting. Onsite collecting seminars are $80 (includes a three day pass and catalog). These guided tours of the exhibition will be held before public hours and will be led by Charlotte Cotton, Dale Stulz and John Bennette.

At the opening night reception scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 6-9 p.m., Artfairs, Inc. will welcome to Los Angeles, and Photo L.A. 2008, the new department head and curator of photography at LACMA, Charlotte Cotton.

Renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman will also be honored with Photo L.A.'s inaugural lifetime achievement award in association with the Center--a nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers.

Proceeds from the opening night reception will benefit the photography department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Tickets to the opening benefit reception on Thursday, January 10, 2008 are $80 (which includes a one-day pass to the show). To order tickets to the benefit reception, email the photography department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at photola@lacma.org or contact the event hotline at 1-323-932-5846.

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. 2008, visit http://www.artfairsinc.com .