20th Annual Photo LA Brings the World to Los Angeles in Pictures

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BY KAREN YOUNG

Whether you are a photography collector, enjoy photography, or just want to experience pictures and stories that extend beyond your everyday existence, you won’t want to miss the 20th Annual Photographic Art Exposition, otherwise known as Photo LA, at the Santa Monica Civic this weekend.

Herman Leonard, "Ella Fitzgerald" from "Listen: Herman Leonard and his World of Jazz," courtesy of 21st Editions

As the the longest running art fair west of New York and  the largest photo-based art fair in the country with over 10,000 attendees, Photo LA joins  photography dealers from around the world, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multi-media installations, along with masterworks from the 19th century.

It’s all happening Thursday, January 13  through Monday, January 17. The weekend kicks off on Thursday with an opening fundraiser with  proceeds benefiting LACMA’s photography program.  Check out who you can hear  throughout the weekend lecturing in special seminars here.

Natalie "Miss Aniela" Dybszi, "The Smothering," 35x35 inches, courtesy of JoAnne Artman Gallery.

This year there is an added 7,000 square foot tented canopy entry which provides space for sculpture, installations, book signings and seating. Hang out in a expansive lobby that includes a Phaidon bookstore, sitting area, café, coffee bar and cupcake corner — or check out the VIP balcony lounge and video viewing area — if you have a VIP ticket, of course.  Photo LA is the perfect weekend event for all ages.

Bill Eppridge, "Robert F. Kennedy campaigns with various aides and friends; former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier and Deacon Jones," 1968, courtesy of Monroe Gallery.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica; Thurs.-Mon., Jan. 13-17, opening reception Thurs., Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m.; . (310) 458-8551. www.photola.com For tickets and a list of lectures and seminars,  go to photola.eventbrite.com

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email: karen @mydailyfind.com

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