The next big photo fair up is Photo LA 2003. The 12th annual Los Angeles International Photographic Print Exposition, will be held this week, January 16th-19th, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA. This is the 12th anniversary of the photography exposition, which has become a world-class event. Approximately 70 galleries and private dealers from over 30 cities, as well as galleries from Denmark, France, Canada, the Czech Republic and Russia, will exhibit thousands of images. Vintage Works, Ltd., one of our companies, will be exhibiting at the show and we will be bringing numerous masterworks. Look for us in booth 30. If we are slow in answering your email, this show will be the reason why.
The Thursday opening night preview and reception will be hosted by Joe Mantegna. Joe Mantegna, has appeared in numerous films including Liberty Heights, Searching for Bobby Fischer, House of Games, Alice, The Godfather III, Bugsy, and the cable original feature The Rat Pack, for which he was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. His television roles include starring in First Monday and the miniseries The Last Don, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Mantegna is an avid photo enthusiast and supporter of the arts. The preview will benefit the Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has one of the major collections of photography in the United States Preview tickets are $40 each and ordering information is available at 323-937-5525. There will be no tickets available at the box office except on a "Will Call" basis.
Lecturers include photographers Debbie Fleming Caffery, Jock Sturgis, Lauren Greenfield, Bruce Davidson and Wim Wenders. The cost is $5 per lecture. Advance registration is highly suggested.
There will be on-site collecting seminars with leading collectors Manfred Heiting, Leland Rice and Michael Wilson. This is an opportunity to view the exposition with a small group led by an expert in the field. Seminar tickets are $65 per seminar and include a three-day pass to the exhibition.
Public hours for the expo are Thursday, January 16th, 6-9 pm (the special charity reception for LACMA at $40 per ticket), Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th, 12-7 pm, and Sunday, January 19th, 12-6 pm. Tickets for the event are $15 for one day and $25 for three days and can be purchased at the door. Readers of this newsletter can take $5 off of the one-day ticket, or $8 off of the three-day ticket by showing this page at the ticket booth.
For more information on the show, go to the I Photo Central Calendar of Events section at http://www.iphotocentral.com/calendar/calendar.php and click on the Photo LA banner.