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"The 10th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition"
2001-01-18 until 2001-01-21
photo L.A.
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

This is the Tenth Anniversary of the photography exposition which has become a world class event. The largest and longest running photographic art exhibition in the West will present seventy galleries and private dealers from over twenty cities. This years event will accommodate more galleries than ever before, including those from Belgium, Denmark, France, and the Czech Republic. The finest photographic art, dating from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art, will be exhibited for sale.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators and the curious to view thousands of images from all over the world. Over 6000 people attended last years fair according to Stephen Cohen, the director-organizer of the event.

Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Lynn Geesaman, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Sebastian Salgado, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Edward Weston and many others will be included.


January 18th, 6-9pm An opening night reception and preview will benefit the programs of the Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Proceeds will support the departments acquisition fund. Onview.com is sponsoring the preview reception.

The Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has one of the major collections of photography on the West Coast. In addition to hosting significant photography exhibitions, it has also generated such important shows as Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000, Robert Smithson: photoworks, and the upcoming survey of contemporary Cuban photography, Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution.

Artist, actor and filmmaker, Dennis Hopper, will host the preview. Hopper has exhibited his art in exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Japan. He has two books of his photographic work: Out of the Sixties and Abstract Reality. In February a retrospective of his work will open in Amsterdam and travel to Vienna.


Thursday, January 18th

Preview reception: 6-9pm
Hosted by Dennis Hopper
Benefiting the Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Sponsored by Onview.com

Friday, January 19th

Public hours: noon-8pm
Rick Wester collecting seminar, 10am

Saturday, January 20th

Public hours: noon-8pm
Daile Kaplan collecting seminar, 10am
Jock Sturges lecture, 1pm*
Graciela Iturbide lecture, 10am*
James Fee lecture, 3pm*

Sunday, January 21st

Public hours: noon-6pm
Karen Sinsheimer collecting seminar, 10 am
Richard Misrach lecture, 10am**

*All lectures are in the Marquee Ballroom at
the DoubleTree Suites, 1707 Fourth Street
(across the parking lot of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium)
** Richard Misrach lecture in Carousel Ballroom at the DoubleTree Suites


January 20th: James Fee, Jock Sturges, and Graciela Iturbide will give lectures on Saturday, January 20th in the Marquee Ballroom of DoubleTree Suites, 1707 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA. The hotel is across the street from the Civic Auditorium. Lecture tickets are $5/per lecture/per person. January 21st: Richard Misrach will give a lecture on Sunday, January 21st at 10 am in the Carousel Ballroom at the DoubleTree Suites. James Fee was born in Knoxville, Iowa and currently teaches at Art Center College of Design. His images of America are visual poems about the changing greatness of our country shown in its decaying cities and abandoned factories and machinery. Fees work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and is in many museum collections including MoCA, George Eastman House and the Museum of Photographic Arts. In two of his previous books, Road and Photographs of America Fee continues his process of photographing change and the bittersweet quality it evokes. His new book, The Weight of Time (St. Anns Press) will be released with a book signing and lecture at photo l.a. 2001.

Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City. She has crafted images of her native Mexico that are real and imaginative; urban and rural. Her imagery depicts the strangeness that can appear in the most ordinary of places. Her work has been exhibited internationally and and is in the collections of MoMA New York and San Francisco. She has published monographs including Images of the Spirit and Las Forma y La Memoria.

Jock Sturges received a BA in Perceptual Psychology and Photography from Marlboro College in 1974. He received a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States as well as in France and Japan. His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Previous books include Radiant Identities and The Last Day of Summer. There will be a book signing for his most recent book (Scalo) at photo l.a. 2001.

Richard Misrach has long chronicled the American West in his photographs of the desert where the sky and horizon elegantly meet. Recently he has turned his camera to the sky without reference to the horizon making light itself the subject of his photographs. As an artist and teacher, Misrach has had a profound influence on contemporary photography. He has published numerous books (Violent Legacies: Three Cantos, Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach & Skies) He has had innumerable solo and group exhibitions internationally and his work can be found in major private, corporate and public collections including MoMA, San Francisco MoMA, Gilman Paper, IBM, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery. He is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including multiple NEA grants.


On-site collecting seminars will be held before public hours Friday through Sunday. Led by specialists in the field, these sessions give a more intimate review of the work. Those leading the seminars are: Daile Kaplan, Swann Galleries photography specialist and historian; Rick Wester, Christies photography specialist; Karen Sinsheimer, curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Enrollment is limited and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $50/per person/per seminar and include a Three-Day Pass.

Friday, January 19th at 10 am with Rick Wester
Saturday, January 20th at 10 am with Daile Kaplan
Sunday, January 21st at 10 am with Karen Sinsheimer

All events take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium except the lectures which take place at the Ballroom / Doubletree Suites, 1707 Fourth Street.


Public hours:
Friday, January 19th, 12-8 pm
Saturday, January 20th, 12-8 pm
Sunday, January 21st, 12-6 pm

Tickets for the Opening Night Preview Benefit for LACMA are $35 each, and can be purchased by calling 323.932.5846. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Tickets for Photo L.A. 2001 are $12 for one day and $20 for three days and can be purchased at the door.

Lecture Tickets are $5 per person, per lecture.
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