If you're a collector, a fan of great photography, or an aspiring photographer, photo l.a. in Santa Monica is the place to be every January. photo l.a. is an international fine art photography exhibition and sale. Galleries from around the world converge on Santa Monica, California to showcase and sell fine art photographs from some of the most famous names in photography as well as emerging fine art photographers.
The approximately 70 exhibitors bring work from most major American and European art centers. In addition to the gallery booths, there are lectures by photographers, photo editors, and photo collectors. The weekend usually kicks off on Thursday with a celebrity fundraiser.
For 2013, the Emerging Focus Expo will be held in conjunction with Photo LA, offering educational seminars and workshops as well as portfolio reviews for advanced amateur and professional photographers.
When: Annually, the 2nd or 3rd weekend in January. In 2013, Jan 18-21, Opening Reception January 17.
Hours: Opening Reception Thursday from 6-9 pm; Public hours Fri-Sun 11 am - 7 pm, Mon 11 am - 6 pm; .
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Cost: $20 1-day pass, $30 3-day pass, Discount for students and seniors. Lectures and Seminars $10-$80, Thursday benefit $80 includes cocktails and light refreshments.
Info: www.photola.com, (323) 937-5525
Information is accurate at the time of publication. Please check the event website for the most current information.