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From 30/01/2020 to 02/02/2020


Santa Monica, Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave

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About the fair

photo l.a. is the longest-running international photography fair on the West Coast and has hosted over 700 galleries, private dealers, and publishers since its inception in 1992.

The 28th edition of photo l.a. will take place January 30 – February 2, 2020 and will feature photography from more than 60 local and international galleries and dealers. The annual event welcomes over 10,000 attendees from the international photography and art community, including collectors, curators, and art lovers. In addition to galleries, the historic Barker Hangar's sweeping 35,000 square foot space will host a curated roster of collectives, leading non-profit organizations, art schools, and global booksellers.

photo l.a. has made a name for itself as a source for discovering the most innovative contemporary photography alongside important and rare historical images," says Claudia James Bartlett, Director and Owner of photo l.a., "We couldn't be more thrilled to be nearing three decades of bringing the world's best photography to Los Angeles." 

photo l.a. 2020 galleries will be presenting the new, recent, and iconic works by photographers from across the globe. An international roster of galleries from China, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Peru, and more will participate.

The fair's renowned lectures, panel discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the arts community address the state and future of photography and the art of collecting. The 2020 programming, organized by Los Angeles based artist and curator Carter Mull, will explore a variety of topics including immigration, environmental issues, the history of Photoshop, collecting, and much more. One of the cornerstone programs of 2020 will feature a panel discussion with curators from The J. Paul Getty Museum's Department of Photographs; an artist featured in The Getty's collection; and an outside curatorial voice to speak to the very ways in which art history and cultural legacies are made. The Getty is an official cultural partner for photo l.a.

After a successful partnership in 2019, photo l.a. is proud to name Venice Arts as the Opening Night beneficiary for the 2020 edition. Proceeds from photo l.a.'s Opening Night Preview ticket sales will benefit Venice Arts' mission to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles' low-income youth through photography and film education and use participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

Opening times
Thursday, 30/01/202018:00 - 21:00Opening Night
Friday, 31/01/202011:00 - 20:00
Saturday, 01/02/202011:00 - 20:00
Sunday, 02/02/202011:00 - 17:00
Contact info
1435 Genesee Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90046
United States