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PHOTO LA- 2010



The 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition or PHOTO LA
January 14 - 17, 2010

Opening Night Reception Benefitting the Wallis Annenberg Photography
Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
January, 14th 6 - 9 pm
Hosted By David La Chapelle & Christopher Lowell

The opening night reception was a benefit the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA and is hosted by noted photographer David LaChapelle and actor/photographer Chris Lowell.

Over the past eighteen years photoLA. has earned a reputation as one of the foremost art fairs and the leading photo-based events in the country. Presenting the finest galleries from around the globe, this 19th edition of photo l.a. promises to be the best ever.
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i agree - opening night of photoLA was very special.
i have been a regular @ photoLA since 1995. i look forward each year to viewing the past, current and future masters, but i think this year was the most diverse and fun combo of art and people.
the art work on display had so much variety, creativity & range- mixing vintage with the classics, and a healthy does of modern technology, ( like 3D images).








my personal faves-


pete eckert and THE BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUILD.
you have to be legally blind to be part of the gallery.. inspirational and amazing photography. a testimony to creative people and art.

(below- peter eckart & his guide dog- UZU)



DAVID FAHEY presents MARK LAITA @ FAHEY/KLEIN GALLERY.
i have known david fahey for many, many years. he consistently presents quality photography with a dedication to the media and craft.




LAURIE FRANK @ FRANK PICTURES GALLERY, laurie has been an art dealer for as long as i can remember. she is a trail-blazer, (a "maverick!!") and has excellent taste. * check out the candid pic of NIXON behind her- priceless!



DAVID LA CHAPELLE. the reigning pop photography king of america.
i have known david for eons. i reminded him of the first time we met waaaaay back in 1982, @ a party on 14th street - NYC. we were both wearing dresses for men. he said it must have been by english designers-BODY MAP, but i know mine was just an extra long, hanes black t-shirt & black leggings, paired with beatle boots.



JOHN SONSINI, (pictured with his longtime-lover-wayne shimabukuro). creates classic portraits of working class latino men. his technic is perfectly executed. his approach fetishistic. john and i go so far back, i don't even remember when we met. i do rememember going to his studio one day and he made me a baloney sandwich with all mustard.


(cute bartender!)


(vicki bohannon @ photoeye gallery- santa fe)

(cute-as-a-button & antebellian-dale johnson.. his twin sister is on the right)


(benjamin ariff- palm springs photo festival)


(the lobby of photola)

The 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition

January 14 - 17, 2010
Santa Monica Civic
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209
310.458.8551

Click here for visitor information.

Fair Hours
Friday, January 15th 11am - 7pm: Public Hours
Saturday, January 16th 11am - 7pm: Public Hours
Sunday, January 17th 11am - 6pm: Public Hours

Tickets-

$20 1-Day Pass
$30 3-Day Pass
$80 Collecting Seminar
$10 photo l.a. Lectures

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