Exposition Programming for photo l.a.

Photo l.a. is featuring some amazing programming for their 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition. Time is running out for you to win free tickets to photo.la! We will announce the winners on January 10th, so get your submissions in now!


Docent tour of photo l.a. with an expert in the field of photography
Friday, January 18, 9:30 – 11:00am
Docent tour with Keith F. Davis (Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum).

Todd & Melanie Walker
Friday, January 18, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Melanie Walker will talk about the pioneering work of her late father, renowned photographer, Todd Walker and his influence on her photographs. The talk will feature the recent exhibition of their work, Light and Shadow and Wanderlust.

Archiving in Transition; Digital Darwinism
Friday, January 18, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Roundtable discussion with Katharine Martinez (Director, Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon), Mark McKenna (Executive Director, Herb Ritts Foundation), Meg Partridge, (Filmmaker, Director Imogen Cunningham Trust) and others to be announced.
Sponsored by Iron Mountain

Keynote: Bill Eppridge
Friday, January 18, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Bill Eppridge, The noted photojournalist, lectures on his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically, Robert F. Kennedy’s final campaign and the Beatles 1st US tour.

Collecting: New Platforms: Virtual Markets and Art Databases
Friday, January 18, 5:30 – 7:00pm
A roundtable discussion with Rachel Peart (Director Consignments, Heritage Auctions), Christopher Sweet (Photography Specialist, Artnet) and others to be announced.
Sponsored by Heritage Auctions


Docent tour of photo l.a. with an expert in the field of photography
Saturday, January 19, 9:30 – 11:00am
Docent tour with Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum).

Hightlight: Rondal Partridge
Saturday, January 19, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Filmmaker Meg Partridge, will speak about her father, Rondal Partridge, and his photographic work. The son of Imogen Cunningham, his mentors and colleagues included Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.
Sponsored and Presented by 21st Editions

Mapplethorpe at LACMA and The J. Paul Getty Museum
Saturday, January 19, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Britt Salvesen, LACMA, Head Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department, of Photography (Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ), Frances Terpak, Curator of, Collection Development at the Getty Research Institute (Robert Mapplethorpe Archive), and James Crump, Chief Curator Cleveland, Museum of Art, (Maker of the film “Black White + Gray, A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe”) will discuss the simultaneous, exhibitions of the artist’s work and his continued cultural and, artistic significance.

Collecting: A Critical Perspective: The Changing Market
Saturday, January 19, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Moderated by Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum), with Keith F. Davis (Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum), Gloria Huyck (Collector), Kevin Moore (Curator & Art Advisor), and others to be announced.

Face Off, The Anarchy of Imagery: Art, Archives and Post-Photography
Saturday, January 19, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Artillery hosts one of its popular debates. Moderated by Tulsa Kinney (Editor of Artillery) with Colin Westerbeck (Curator and Writer), and Ken Gonzales-Day (Artist).


Docent tour of photo l.a. with an expert in the field of photography
Sunday, January 20, 9:30 – 11:00am
Gordon Baldwin (former Curator, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum).

Josephine Sacabo : Lecture
Sunday, January 20, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Josephine Sacabo will discuss her trajectory from a documentary street photographer to he current work using the etched photogravure as her exclusive form of printmaking. The talk will feature her most recent project: Guilded Circles and Sure Trouble: The Art of Josephine Sacabo and Keagan LeJeune, from 21st Editions.

Sponsored and Presented by 21st Editions
The Architectural Photograph
Sunday, January 20, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Moderated by Gordon Baldwin (former Curator, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum), with Edward Cella (Edward Cella Art+Architecture Gallery) Barbara Bestor (Architect, Executive Director of the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University), Ken Breisch, Director, USC Programs in Historical Preservation, Adjunct associate professor, USC School of Architecture, Grant Mudford (Photographer), and Tim Bradley (Photographer, Former chair of photography Department at Art Center School of Design).

Art in Fashion
Sunday, January 20, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Ivan Shaw (Photography Director at Vogue Magazine) leads a roundtable discussion with Kevin Moore (Curator & Art Advisor), Juan Carlos Obanda (Fashion Designer), and Vanessa Kramer (Worldwide Head, Department of Photographs, Phillips de Pury) and others to be announced.

Matthew Thompson; Young LA Artists
Sunday, January 20, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Matthew Thompson, curator and author of The Anxiety of Photography, leads a roundtable discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists including Andrea Longacre-White, Anthony Pearson and David Benjamin Sherry, who hybridize photography with some other practice to explore its materiality.


Docent tour of photo l.a. with an expert in the field of photography
Monday, January 21, 9:30 – 11:00am
Deborah Bell (Vice President, Specialist Head of Photographs Department at Christies).

The Photo Book
Monday, January 21, 11:30am – 1:00pm
A roundtable discussion moderated by Manfred Heiting (Colletor) with Dian Hanson (Taschen Book Editor), Jonathan Brown (Leadapron), Nicholas Fahey (Art Book Apps), and Lee Kaplan (Arcana Books on the Arts).

New Technologies & Social Media
Monday, January 21, 1:30pm
Moderated by Nicholas Fahey (Developer of Art Book Apps), David Koenig (GM of PTCH Dreamworks Animation), Elizabeth Brooks (CMO of BUZZMEDIA) and Amanda MacNaughton (CMO of PROMOJAM).

Sustainable Business Models: Continuing the Conversation
Monday, January 21, 3:30 – 5:00pm
American Society of Media Photographers. Panel discussion moderated by Richard Dale Kelly, featuring Allen Murabayashi (Chairman and co-founder, PhotoShelter), Rob Haggart (Editor, Photo Editor and former director of photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine), Stephen Mayes (Managing Director, VII photo agency) and Robert Henson (Founder, Evolve Images).
Sponsored and Presented by ASMP


Point of View: Selections from Los Angeles Collectors, will be on view.
Multi-part installation of student work from local universities including California State University Northridge, the Art Institute, (to be confirmed – USC, Otis, UCLA, Cal Arts, Brooks and Art Center)


A variety of ticket options are available from weekend pass, day pass to individual seminars. Please note the weekend pass and day pass get you complementary entry to the exhibits at photo l.a., but not to photo l.a. programming.

Learn more about Emerging Focus: www.emergingfocusexpo.com

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