Monday, December 31, 2007

Focus on Photo L.A. 2008

17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition
January 10-13, 2008

Coinciding with Golden Globes Week, Highly Anticipated Event Moves to Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport to Accommodate More Art and Larger Crowds
Opening Night Reception January 10 to honor Julius Shulman and Benefit Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

artfairs inc., producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs photo MIAMI and ART LA, is pleased to announce that photo l.a. 2008, the 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, which 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. 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.
The Barker Hangar, located at 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica 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 exhibition will be open to the public Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 13 from noon 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 is co-sponsored with LACMA and free to the public. The Conversation with Julius Shulman and The Photobook: A Discussion moderated by Paul Kopeikin will cost $10.
On-site collecting seminars are $80 (includes a three day pass and catalog). AARP and student discounts for the fair are available with valid I.D.
At the opening night reception scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., artfairs inc. will welcome to Los Angeles, and photo l.a. 2008, the new Department Head and Curator of Photography at LACMA, Charlotte Cotton. Renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman will be honored 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. Tickets to the opening benefit reception are $80 (price includes a one-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 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, visit

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