PHOTO L.A. Announces Participating Galleries

  • Christopher Thomas, Courtesy of Galerie XII

    Christopher Thomas, Courtesy of Galerie XII

PHOTO L.A. a collaborative platform that links the international photography community of world-class artists, photographers, galleries, dealers, and publishers, announces its debut at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, February 1 - February 3, 2019, with an opening preview on Thursday, January 31, 2019 to benefit Venice Arts. PHOTO L.A. will honor artist and photographer Jo Ann Callis for the 27th edition of the fair. A central figure in the Southern California photography scene since the 1970s, Callis is known for her provocatively staged scenarios with a poetic dimension. In her work, the inner world of the artist finds material expression through creative juxtapositions, bold colors and playful constructions.

Also featured at PHOTO L.A. will be Making It Up: Photographs from the Michael and Jane Wilson Trust Collection. Drawn from the holding of photographs by women in the collection of Michael and Jane Wilson, this selection illustrates an impetus of exploration, collaboration and performance among contemporary women photographers. It includes work by Nancy Burson, Jo Ann Callis, Nancy Honey, Graciela Iturbide, Barbara Kasten, Nikki S. Lee, Mary Ellen Mark, Alex Prager, Susan Rankaitis, Marcia Resnick, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Catherine Wagner.

A full list of participating galleries can be found on the PHOTO L.A. website; some of which include: Danziger Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Nino Mier Gallery, Robert Klein Gallery, Monroe Gallery of Photography, Aperture, Peter Fetterman Gallery, MULHERIN, Pan-View Gallery, The Lapis Press, Nazraeli Press, Richard Moore Photographs, CIPA Gallery, George Lawson Gallery, Lunn LTD, and De Soto Gallery, amongst many others.

Programming for the 2019 edition will include:

  • Michael Fried, modernist art critic and art historian in Conversation with Thomas Demand
  • Britt Salvesen, Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Print and Drawing Department, on the panel titled Between Totalization and Difference: Opticality and Optical Technology in Art Today in dialogue with Matthew Lax Victoria Fu and Carter Mull
  • Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc Tony Vaccaro (HBO Documentary) Film Screening and Conversation with Tony Vaccaro. Tony Vaccaro fought with the 83rd Infantry Division for the 272 days of World War II, playing two roles – a combat infantryman on the front lines and a photographer who would take roughly 8,000 photographs of the war. Following the screening, Vaccaro will be available for questions from the audience.

PHOTO L.A. cultivates connections between industry elite and up-and-coming talent alike. Presenting a roster of 55-60 local and international galleries and dealers, collectives, leading nonprofits, art schools, and global booksellers. The 2019 edition will also feature renowned lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours by leaders in the industry, such as Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photographs; Ryan Linkof, Curator of Film at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art; and Paul Martineau, Associate

Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. FOODLAB will provide a gourmet organic market & cafe featuring sandwiches, salads, fresh juices and gourmet treats. A full espresso bar will be provided by Cafe Demitasse.

The ticket prices for PHOTO LA are Available HERE: Advance Day Tickets - $20 Advance Weekend Pass - $30 Advance Student/Senior Ticket - $15 Advance Student/Senior Weekend Pass - $25 On site tickets: Day Ticket - $25 Weekend Pass - $40 Student/Senior Day Ticket - $20 Student/Senior Weekend Pass - $35 Gold Pass - $450 (Opening Night, entire weekend and all Photo L.A. and FOCUS Photo L.A. programing)