Jay Mark Johnson, Costantino Sott Acqua 2, Cetona, Italia, 2007

Following the unprecedented success of photo l.a 2014, we are proud to announce the 24th edition of the fair; photo l.a. 2015 will take place from January 15-18th, 2015 in Downtown Los Angeles.

Our new location at the historic LA Mart welcomed 18,000 guests this year, and we are excited to return to Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in 2015. DTLA has become a leading destination for art enthusiasts, where art and culture continue to flourish. Now, with the presence of photo l.a., the LA Art Show, cutting edge new galleries, the Downtown Art Walk, and the most recent addition of both FIAC coming to the Convention Center and the new Broad Museum opening in 2015, DTLA has come to the forefront for international patrons of the arts.

In addition to the increased number of hotels, high-end restaurants and new bars cropping up Downtown, the LA Mart continues to significantly expand its event schedule as it evolves to take on its new name and identity as "The REEF," an institution dedicated to the growth of the DTLA community. The LA Convention Center, which hosts the LA Art show in alignment with photo l.a.'s show dates, has also announced a 30% increase in the number of events it will host this coming year.

We invite you to join on with photo l.a. 2015 and to become an integral part in this explosion of the arts and culture in Los Angeles. There has already been extraordinary interest in what photo l.a. 2015 will bring to the community, and we are thrilled to present to you the current application for the newest edition of the fair.

Apply Here.

We look forward to your participation and expect a bigger and better 24th edition of the longest running photographic art exposition west of NYC.

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The next edition of the Emerging Focus International Photography Competition - EMERGING FOCUS Barcelona - is here. Proudly sponsored by photo l.a. and Le Meridien Barcelona, and open to all international artists.

One Grand Prize Winner from EMERGING FOCUS Barcelona will receive a 4-night stay at Le Meridien Barcelona. Perfectly positioned for discovering the rich artistic heritage represented by Barcelonas museums, music and architecture, Le Meridien is located on the citys most famous street, Las Ramblas. With examples of Gaudis architecture, the Liceo Opera House, MACBA, and the Gothic Quarter all main attractions within walking distance of the hotel, our Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, and to capture the elements of this truly unique city through their own lens.

***Competition closes Sunday April 27, 2014***

Submit Here.

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In recognition of Los Angeles' growing importance in the international art market, photo l.a. is proud to announce its 23rd edition in a new location: downtown at the L.A. Mart. photo l.a. 2014 will house a rare coming together of the photography and arts communities under one roof, truly raising the bar for both the cultural and collecting experiences. This vast collection, along with a variety of outstanding programming and installations, promises an impressive 23rd edition of our fair.

Opening Night Gala: photo l.a. opening night gala attracted over 3,500 people setting the stage for an extraordinary weekend of events not to be missed. There are still ticket options available for the final days of the fair.

photo l.a. is proud to announce its 2014 exhibitors and partners. Learn more.

Our new 2014 catalog is now available for viewing on your mobile device, and computer. In a bid to preserve the environment and keep up with technology we have created a newer, more accessible catalog!

photo l.a. 2014 catalog

Get a jump on the photo l.a. floor plan by downloading our fair guide here.

Fair Guide

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Eugene Harris, Peruvian Flute Player, Pisac, Peru, 1954

Classic photo l.a. comes to the LA Mart

How does one define classic photography? However one defines it, Classic Photography has always been a part of photo l.a. since it started in 1992 at Butterfield's (now Bonhams) auction house. It was, and always will be part of the expanse of photography and photo-based art that is available to view and enjoy at the fair. Learn More.

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Douglas Kirkland: A life in Pictures

photo l.a. is extremely proud to announce that the 2014 edition of the fair will be honoring award-winning celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland. Since 1960, Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities, from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie. He has also released a multitude of best selling books and has had his photography exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the world.

Date/Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014
*This is a free event

Brought to you by Canon, Explorers of Light

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photo l.a. is happy to announce that the LA Art show will join us on the same dates setting the scene for an unsurpassed weekend of celebrating the arts in Downtown Los Angeles. A shuttle bus between our two venues will be available to help transport attendees. Learn More.

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photo l.a. @ LA Mart

photo l.a. is proud to announce its 23rd edition in a new location: downtown at one of the most distinctive venues in Los Angeles - the historic LA Mart (1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007) built in 1958. photo l.a. is joining the massive celebration of the arts throughout the downtown area, where the L.A. Art Show and a large number of popular galleries will all be working in unison to drive a massive collaboration of the arts downtown precisely for the weekend of photo l.a.s exposition.

With the resurgence of downtown Los Angeles as a cultural and artistic hub, and Los Angeles' growing importance in the international art market, photo l.a. is proud to join the acceleration of downtown L.A.'s artistic impetus. Joining in on the renewed support of downtown Los Angeles are major art establishments like the new Broad Museum, The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, and the Japanese American National and Chinese American Museums, along with many new contemporary galleries. photo l.a. and the L.A. Mart are connecting with this scene to present a phenomenal art experience in 2014.

From January 16-19, 2014, in L.A. Mart's massive 60,000 square foot Exhibition Hall, photo l.a. will present its widest collaboration of photography yet, exhibiting works dating from the 19th century, up through the most cutting edge contemporary photo-based art. photo l.a. 2014 will continue its celebration of the photographic arts, both through the exhibition of internationally renowned galleries, and as a platform for education and discussion. Known for it's excellent programing, photo l.a. once again will spearhead a unique series of lectures, roundtables, and docent tours as a valuable supplement to our exhibitions.

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