Photo L.A. returns for 11th year

Photo L.A. returns for 11th year

LOS ANGELES–The 11th annual Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition, known as Photo L.A., returns to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from Jan. 17 to 20. The largest and longest-running photographic art exhibition in the West, show organizers say Photo L.A. will present 75 galleries and private dealers from more than 20 cities as well as from countries such as Denmark, France, Canada, the Czech Republic and Russia. A variety of photographic art, dating from the earliest 19th-century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art, will be exhibited for sale. More than 6,000 people attended last year’s fair, according to Stephen Cohen, the director-organizer of the event.

Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Lynn Geesaman, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Sebastian Salgado, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Edward Weston and many others will be included. A benefit reception hosted by actor Ben Stiller will be held Jan. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There will be on-site collecting seminars as well as lectures given by distinguished photographers Larry Fink and Gerd Ludwig and Beth Gates Warren, formerly of Sotheby’s.

Show hours are Thurs., Jan. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 18 from 12 to 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19 from 12 to 7 p.m.; and Sun., Jan. 20 from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for one day and $25 for three days.

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