Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Photo LA

photo l.a. 2010

LA’s 19th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION TO BE
COMPLEMENTED BY THREE DAYS OF ORIGINAL ARTS PROGRAMMING
INCLUDING DAVID LACHAPELLE IN CONVERSATION

January 14-17 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) January 6, 2010 – The 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, photo l.a. 2010, will take place January 14-17 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Created by Stephen Cohen, producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs artLA and photo Miami, photo san francisco and photo NY, photo l.a. will feature the finest in photographic art—from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to contemporary photography and photo-based art. In addition, beginning January 15, photo l.a. 2010 will include three days of collecting seminars, public discussions and other programming created specifically to complement the exhibition, including David LaChapelle in conversation with Degen Pener.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
9:30 a.m., Collecting Seminar with Anthony Bannon
Anthony Bannon, director of the George Eastman House since 1996, will offer an intimate guided tour through the fair before public hours. Bannon serves on numerous boards, including the Rochester School for the Deaf and the 360 | 365 Film Festival. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Museum Directors, the Society of Photographic Education, and the International Association of Art Critics. (At the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.)

5:00-8:00 p.m., Review LA Portfolio Viewing
An exclusive portfolio viewing will provide collectors and photography lovers with a unique opportunity to see the work of 75 emerging and cutting-edge photographers on the cusp of wider recognition. (Produced by Center. At the Carousel Ballroom in the Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica.)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
9:30 a.m., Collecting Seminar with Gordon Baldwin
A recipient of the Rome Prize for his architectural drawings and an independent curator, Gordon Baldwin will offer a guided tour of the exhibition. Attendees will have the benefit of Baldwin’s deep experience built over the course of his twenty-year career at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles where he curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including “Fame and Photography,” “Nadar/Warhol,” “The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris” as well as exhibitions of the work of Gustave Le Grey and Roger Fenton. Baldwin is the author of Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms. (At the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.)

12:00 p.m., Photographer Michael Light presents Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack
Michael Light will present an aerial examination of Bingham Canyon Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation which lies twenty miles southwest of Salt Lake City and which has produced more copper than any mine in history. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Michael Light has photographed areas of settled and unsettled American land for more than fifteen years, pursuing themes of mapping, human impact and the nature of time. (Curated by LACMA. At the Marquee Ballroom, Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

1:00 p.m., Photography Books That Benefit: A Thousand Words: Photos From the Field
Edward Robinson, associate curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, will lead a panel discussion featuring author and editor Stacy Twilley, photojournalists Colin Finlay and Sara Terry, and International Medical Corps’ Margaret Aguirre. Occasioned by International Medical Corps’ landmark publication of A Thousand Words, a chronicle of its lifesaving humanitarian response to conflict, natural disaster, and genocide worldwide, their conversation will focus on photography’s ability to inform and inspire change,. (Curated by LACMA. At the Marquee Ballroom, Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

3:00 p.m., David LaChapelle: Reflections on Photography
Renowned photographer David LaChapelle will join Degen Pener, editor-in-chief of Angeleno magazine, for a conversation about LaChapelle’s journey through the artistic intersection of popular culture, celebrity and American society. The author of several acclaimed publications, LaChapelle is also the subject of upcoming solo exhibitions at major museums in Taipei and Beijing. (Curated by LACMA. At the Marquee Ballroom, Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Photographer’s Fling
Meet, mingle, and celebrate with the LA fine art photography community to the tunes of Fat Albert Einstein and The Kone from the Brokefolk Crew. Dress in black and/or white. (Sponsored by Center. At the Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
9:30 a.m., Collecting Seminar with Idurre Alonso
Spanish art historian and Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) curator Idurre Alonso will lead a guided tour of the exhibition. Her current area of research is on Latin American photography of the 1990s, and her most recent project, Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005), scheduled to open in February 2010 at MOLAA, will be previewed at the fair. (At the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.)

11:00 a.m., Lynn Saville's Night/Shift Lecture
Internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, whose series of black and white photographs of urban and rural post-twilight photographs, Acquainted with the Night, was published by Rizzoli in 1997, will discuss photographs from her latest work, Night/Shift, a collection of color photographs published by Random House/Monacelli. (At the Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

1:00 p.m., Idurre Alonso Lecture
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) curator Idurre Alonso will discuss the genesis of her upcoming exhibition (to be previewed at the fair), “Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005),” scheduled to open in February 2010. (At the Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica.)

photo l.a. Tickets and Information
photo l.a. will be open to the public Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass, $30 for a three-day pass and $10 for lectures. All exhibition, lecture and opening night benefit reception (January 14) tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door. Tickets to the collecting seminars are available online or at the door for $80.

Tickets to the LACMA-curated lectures will be free to photo l.a. ticket-holders, and available one hour in advance at the photo l.a. box office, however attendance will be limited. Tickets to the Lynn Saville and Idurre Alonso lectures are $10. Admission to the Photographer’s Fling will be $15 at the door with a cash bar.

For additional information on photo l.a. 2010, including updated programming information, visit www.photola.com.

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