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PHOTO L.A. 2000


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photo l.a. 2000
JANUARY 20 - 23, 2000

photo l.a. 2000, the 9th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition, will be held January 20-23, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California. The move to this larger venue is in response to greater demand for exhibit space and the ever-increasing attendance by the public.

The largest, and longest running photographic art fair in the West, will present sixty galleries and private dealers from over twenty cities. As photography enters it's third century 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. Collectors, curators and photographers will have an extraordinary opportunity to view thousands of images. Over 4000 people attended last year's event according to Stephen Cohen, the director-organizer of the event.

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

Collecting seminars will be held before public hours Friday through Sunday led by: Jon Bennette III, collector and editor of 21st; A.D. Coleman, critic and author; Daile Kaplan, Swann Galleries photography expert and Dale Stulz, curator and consultant. Lectures with important photographers will be named later.

John Bennette III, is a noted private collector, curator, lecturer and instructor from New York. Mr. Bennette is an unusually passionate collector of photographs whose emphasis is on the "art" of collecting, rather than on commercial aspects. He is an Editor for 21st , The Journal of Contemporary Photography and has lectured at previous photo la Fairs. His seminar will be held on Friday January 21st at 1pm.

Daile Kaplan, Director of Photographs at Swann Galleries, Inc. since 1994, has expanded their focus to feature vintage and modern 20th century photographs. She has been named “one of the 100 most important people in photography” by American Photo magazine. Her essays have appeared in The Photo Review, 21st, The Journal of Contemporary Photography and History of Photography. In addition, she is the author of, Lewis Hine in Europe, The ‘Lost’ Photographs. She is currently writing a book about photographer Albert Arthur Allen. Her seminar will be on Saturday January 22nd at 10am.

A.D. Coleman, photography critic and lecturer, has published numerous books including, The Grotesque in Photography, Light Readings, Critical Focus, Tarnished Silver, Depth of Field and The Digital Evolution. His internationally syndicated columns and essays have appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, Art Forum, The New York Times and The Village Voice. He was a guest scholar at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1993, a Fulbright senior Scholar in Sweden, and the Ansel and Virginia Adams Scholar-in-Residence in 1997. He is currently the executive director of Nearby Café, a multi-subject electronic magazine. His seminar will be on Sunday January 23rd at 10am.

Dale Stulz, is one of the leading experts on photography and art. As a consultant, curator and appraiser he counts major collectors and institutions as his clients. His seminar will be on Friday, January 21st at 10 am.

The preview reception, Thursday evening, January 20th, from 6-9pm will benefit DIFFA/Los Angeles, a community fund for AIDS services. Benefit tickets must be purchased directly from DIFFA. For DIFFA information only, please call Joy Miller at 310-652-6601.

Public hours are: Friday, January 21st 3-8 pm; Saturday, January 22nd 12-7 pm & Sunday, January 23rd 12-6 pm. Tickets for the event are $12 for one day and $20 for three days and can be purchased at the door. For further information, contact the Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-937-5482; fax 323-937-5523.

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