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"12th annual Los Angeles International Photographic Print Exposition Opens"
2003-01-16 until 2003-01-19
photo l.a. 2003, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

The largest and longest running photographic art exhibition in the West will have seventy galleries and private dealers from over thirty cities as well as galleries from Denmark, France, the Czech Republic and Russia. The finest photographic art, 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 photographers to view thousands of images from all over the world. Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertész, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Weegee, Edward Weston and many others will be included. Over 6000 people attended last year's fair according to Stephen Cohen, organizer of the event.

BENEFIT RECEPTION - January 16th, 6-9pm

The opening night preview reception will benefit the Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has one of the major collections of photography in the United States. Preview tickets are $40 each and ordering information is available at 323-937-5525

LECTURES & SEMINARS

Photographers Bruce Davidson, Debbie Flemming Caffery, Lauren Greenfield and Jock Sturges will deliver lectures. Renowned film director Wim Wenders will also lecture. Bruce Davidson is a major figure in modern photography, having one the first grant for photography from The National Endowment for the Arts. Debbie Flemming Caffery is best known for her poetic images of Louisiana, Portugal and Mexico. Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture, is on a national museum tour. Jock Sturges’work, including his striking portraits of women and girls, are widely collected by both museums and private collectors. Wim Wenders is a world-renowned film director and photographer. His most recent directorial effort was The Grand Hotel, shot on location in downtown Los Angeles. All lectures are $5.00

Collectors Michael Wilson, Manfred Heiting and curator historian and photographer Leland Rice, will host on-Site Collecting Seminars. Seminar leaders will take a small group of guests through the exhibition before public hours. Seminars are $65.00 and include a 3-day pass.

HOURS & TICKET INFORMATION

Public hours: Friday, January 17th, 12-7 pm, Saturday, January 18th 12-7pm and Sunday, January 19th, 12-6pm. Tickets for the event are $15 for one day and $25 for three days and can be purchased at the door or through The Stephen Cohen Gallery.


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