Aphotola-JayMark Johnsoncclaimed as a showcase for the best in the photographic arts, photo l.a. continues to be one of the most dynamic and energized art fairs in the world.

See image: Jay Mark Johnson, Costantino Sott Acqua 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007

This year’s photo l.a. will be housed in an all-new new location in Downtown Los Angeles at the LA Mart; it will be our largest exposition floor to date. photo l.a. 2014 will be home to 90+ national and international exhibitors, from January 16-19, including special installations “A Life in Pictures,” by Douglas Kirkland, “Deviled Eggs,” by Jeff McLane, a short film by Allan Sekula, “Vanishing Siren,” a study via film and polaroid by John Knuth, live tintypes by Will Wilson, Classic photo l.a., and more.

Since 1992, over 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers have participated and exhibited at photo l.a. More than 200 lectures, panels and collecting seminars have been presented. photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

With over 10,000 visitors photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles. Our outstanding programming series continues to address the most current topics in the converging worlds of art and photography.

photphotol.a.-AnyesGalleani Formal Portraitso l.a. is honored to host the preview reception to benefit Inner-City Arts. This Thursday,  January 16th, there wil be and art and charity event celebrating the opening of photo l.a.

See image: Anyes Galleani, “Formal Portraits”  Courtesy of Modern Art Etc.

Inner-City Arts’ mission is to use arts education to positively affect the lives of inner-city children, improving their chances to lead productive and successful lives by developing creativity, improving learning skills and building self-confidence.

Inner-City Arts provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods, with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally. Our unique approach to arts education brings elementary, middle and high school students, educators, families and the community to Inner-City Arts’ award-winning campus—an oasis of creativity and learning in one of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods—to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios and performance spaces. http://www.inner-cityarts.org/

Admission rus as low as $20, $30… all they way up to $599 for VIP access….Check the website as there is a large variety of tickets and weekend passes.

What: photo l.a.
Where: L.A. Mart, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
When: Thursday, Jan 16 – Sunday Jan 19;   Opening gala, Thurs, Jan 16th 6-9pm;  Fri-Sat 11-7pm; Sun 11-6pm;
Website:  http://www.photola.com/