The 2015 international photographic art exposition photo la runs from Friday, January 16, through Sunday, January 18, at The REEF/LA Mart in Downtown Los Angeles.
Now in its 24th year, photo la brings together leading galleries, museums, universities, and nonprofit organizations for an unparalleled showcase of photographic art from around the world, from 19th Century masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge photography-based work.
As in previous years, photo la will include a diverse range of programming, including panel discussions, educational workshops, and curated installations that foster an ongoing dialogue about the changing landscape of photography and its role in the art world at large. Says Claudia James Bartlett, director of photo la:
Stephen Cohen founded photo la in 1992 to unite and support the international community of experts, enthusiasts, collectors, and artists who share a love of photography and our unique combination of gallery installations, curated exhibits, and programming support this mission.
On Thursday, January 15, photo la launches with its annual Opening Gala. This year, the Gala will honor Catherine Opie, one of America’s preeminent documentarians, and her lifelong contributions to the arts. Additionally, photo la will feature an installation of Opie’s work, which will be on display for the entirety of the weekend.
The 2015 photo la Gala, exposition, and programs will take place on the second floor of The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building at 1933 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The REEF/LA Mart offers affordable onsite parking, and is also accessible by Metro. With the LA Art Show taking place simultaneously at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center, photo la will provide free shuttle service between the two fairs, once again creating a destination arts weekend in the heart of LA. For out-of-town visitors, The Standard Hotel Downtown LA is offering special rates for photo la guests, with discounted daily rates starting at $185 with the promotional code PHOTOLA.
For more information, visit: www.photola.com.
About photo la:
Since its creation in 1992, photo la has grown into a singularly ambitious exposition of photographic art, bringing together established and new exhibitors that showcase contemporary, modern, traditional, and vintage photography, with the mission to support and advance the discourse on photography’s place in the world of contemporary art.
The exposition’s premiere sponsors for the 2015 edition are Freestyle Photographic Supplies and The New York Times. The Standard Hotel is photo la’s partner hotel.
Friday: January 16, 11am – 7pm
Saturday: January 17, 11am – 7pm
Sunday: January 18, 11am – 6pm
Opening Night Benefit Gala:
Thursday, January 15, from 7pm – 10pm
Tokyo by Alessandro Barattelli, courtesy of Italian Tramer Art Lounge
Composition XIX by Henri von Noordenberg, courtesy of Kunstkomple
Untitled by Nobuyoshi Araki, from the Erotos Series, courtesy of Amansalto
Benecio Del Toro by Maurizio Galimberti, courtesy of Cristinerose Gallery