photo la 2009, the largest Photographic Art Exposition in the United States, is being held January 9-11 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, and features the finest photographic art on display and for sale, from the earliest 19th-century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. Seventy of the world’s leading galleries and private dealers representing International and U.S.-based artists will display work at photo l.a. 2009. The fair begins with an opening night reception benefiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Photography Department on January 8 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Public hours are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10, from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; and Sunday, January 11, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for a two-day pass, and $30 for a three-day pass.

Programming highlights include LACMA Artist Conversation Series & Book Signings with Charlotte Cotton, LACMA’s Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, on Saturday, January 10, from 12:00pm–6:00 pm. Cotton will speak with leading photographers, including David Maisel (12:00pm–1:30pm), Susan Meiselas (2:00pm–3:00pm), Bruce Davidson (3:30pm–4:30pm), and Diane Keaton & Marvin Heiferman (5:00pm–6:00pm) to discuss their new publications. Book signings with the photographers will follow each conversation. Highly acclaimed photographer and UCLA professor, Catherine Opie, is also scheduled to lecture at photo l.a. on January 11, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Ruskin Group Theater, adjacent to the fair (3000 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405). Opie currently has a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and recently published a catalogue of her photographic works.

For further information,
including photo san francisco, photo new york, and art la,
please contact artfairs, inc.
7358 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
phone: 323.937.4659
fax: 323-937-5527

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Publicity: Megan Miller | BWR Public Relations, NY

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