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.

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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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2009 EXHIBITORS

Ace Gallery
Aperture Foundation
Nailya Alexander
Robert Berman Gallery
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
The Blind Photographers Guild
Bondi Books
ClampArt
John Cleary Gallery
Stephen Cohen Gallery
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works
Charles Cowles Gallery
Czech Center of Photography
D.A.P.
Stephen Daiter
Michael Dawson Gallery
DNJ Gallery
Gary Edwards Gallery
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Simon Finch Rare Books
Foley Gallery
Gitterman Gallery
Halsted Gallery
Paul M. Hertzmann Inc.
Galerie Stephen Hoffman
hous projects
Hurrell Estate Collection
Jail Gallery
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Steven Kasher Gallery
Louis Klaitman
LEADAPRON
Lee Gallery
Sarah Lee Artworks & Projects
Kevin Longino Fine Photographs
GALLERY M
M+B
Carl Mautz Vintage Photography
Duncan Miller Gallery
Modernbook Gallery
Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Moore Photographs
Nazraeli Press LLC
Scott Nichols Gallery
Gallery 19/21
Oswald Gallery
photo-eye Gallery
Queensland Centre for Photography
Sandroni Rey
Schaden Books & MoH/08
Select Vernacular / Norman Kulkin
Barry Singer Gallery
Janet Sirmon Fine Art
Andrew Smith Gallery Inc.
Susan Spiritus Gallery
Studio 391 Fine Photography
TAI Gallery
Robert Tat Gallery
James Trezza Fine Art
21st Editions
TZR Galerie
Verso Limited Editions
VERVE Gallery of Photography
Andrew Ward Gallery
Winterworks on Paper
Witzenhausen Gallery