Photo LA Art Exposition comes to Santa Monica (January 10-13, 08)

photo l.a. 2008





New Location to Accommodate More Art, Larger Crowds

During Golden Globes Week


Legendary Architecture Photographer Julius Shulman to Be Honored at Opening Night Reception to Benefit Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art



(Los Angeles, CA) November 8, 2007 – artfairs inc. is pleased to announce that photo l.a. 2008, the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition and the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States , will take place January 10-13, 2008.  artfairs inc. also announces that this highly anticipated event—popular among collectors and curators alike—is moving to a larger location: the 35,000 square foot Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport . 


Located at 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica , Barker Hangar 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 in January 2008.  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 digital and video art, than ever before. 


Created by Stephen Cohen, producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs photo Miami, ART LA, photo san francisco and photo new york, photo l.a. will feature the finest photographic art on display and for sale, from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art.  Seventy of the world’s leading galleries and private dealers representing International and U.S. artists will display work at photo l.a. 2008. Participating Los Angeles exhibitors include Craig Krull Gallery, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Stephen Cohen Gallery, and Jan Kesner Gallery .  Chicago and New York galleries participating in the exhibition include Yancey Richardson Gallery, ClampArt, Gitterman Gallery and Stephen Daiter Gallery.  International galleries Galeria Sicart of Spain and Gallery19/21 of France also will participate in the fair.


Los Angeles is home to many artists—a major creative center in terms of the production of photography and photo-based art,” says Stephen Cohen, producer of photo l.a. , owner of the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles , and co-owner of the Cohen Amador Gallery in New York .  “photo l.a. 2008 presents an international array of galleries, artists, curators, collectors, critics and art enthusiasts with an opportunity to enjoy the best photography that our city and the world have to offer.  It will be a major cultural event in the Los Angeles fine art landscape.”


Highlights of the exhibition will include works by world-renowned contemporary artists including Masao Yamamoto, Chris Jordan, James Fee, Hellen van Meene, William Eggleston, David Hilliard, and Luis Gonzalez Palma.  Works by photography luminaries Eugene Atget, Brassai, Dorothea Lang, Julius Shulman, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Weegee, Josef Sudek, Edward Weston, Edmund Teske, Henry Callahan and Ansel Adams also will be on display


At the opening night reception scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., artfairs, inc. and photo l.a. 2008 will welcome to Los Angeles the new department head and Curator of Photography at LACMA, Charlotte Cotton. The evening’s festivities also will present the perfect occasion to honor renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman who will be presented 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.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a lecture and seminar series will take place from January 12-13 with guest lecturers including Julius Shulman and Charlotte Cotton.

The exhibition will be open to the public Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 from 11:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 13 from 11:00 to 6:00 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).  Student discounts for lectures and the fair are available with valid I.D.   Tickets to the opening benefit reception on Thursday, January 10, 2008 are $80 (which includes 1-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 [email protected] or contact the event hotline at (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, the opening benefit reception, and advance ticket sales, visit