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Artfairs, LACMA Host Photo L.A.


Artfairs Inc. recently presented Photo L.A., its 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Photo L.A. is the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States, featuring 70 of the world's leading galleries and private dealers.

Nearly 7,000 collectors and artists attended the event, held at the Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport, Jan. 8-11. An opening night reception benefited LACMA's photography department.

Programming highlights included the LACMA Artist Conversation Series and book signings with LACMA curator Charlotte Cotton and photographers David Maisel, Susan Meiselas, Bruce Davidson, Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman. The event's Lecture Series included talks by photographer and UCLA professor Catherine Opie; Jim Goldberg, photographer and professor of art at California College of the Arts; and photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.

Artfairs also produces Art L.A. and Photo Miami. Archived information about the Photo L.A. show may be accessed at artfair.org.