Opening Night Gala
Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Public Show Dates
Friday, February 1st through Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

The longest-running international photographic art exposition, ​photo l.a.​, proudly announces its 27th edition at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA from January 31 - February 3, 2019.

Los Angeles is world-renowned as being an international cultural destination for art patrons and enthusiasts alike. With its close proximity to cities such as Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and to the neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Venice, ​photo l.a.​ will draw an eclectic, affluent crowd to its new location, typically 7,000-10,000 visitors.

Each year we feature an extraordinary roster of approximately 50-65 local and international galleries, and dealers, in addition to, exhibitions by individual artists, artist collectives, leading not-for-profits, museums, art schools, and established art world booksellers. The fair focuses on an intimate scale of exhibitors to allow each exhibition to gain greater visibility and impact, as well as to foster more personal dialogue between exhibitors and collectors.

With our expertise in the photographic arts and art fair markets, photo l.a. provides its exhibitors with unparalleled service, giving each participant individualized attention and care. photo l.a. offers all exhibitors and dealers wide-reaching media coverage, a multifaceted approach to marketing, and access to prominent collectors. Our team believes their work in supporting the exhibitors strengthens the vitality of the community and the market.

Using forward-thinking social media campaigns and strategically tailored programming, we engage the arts and photographic community by helping to enrich the participants experiences at the fair. Our lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the arts community draws an informed audience to the three day event and sparks critical debates about the state and future trends of photography and the art of collecting.

For 27 years,​ photo l.a.​ has been proud to offer this platform with countless possibilities to promote commerce and create opportunity.

"Monroe Gallery has exhibited consistently at photo l.a. for over 10 years. The Los Angeles area is home for many of our collectors and additionally every year we have been introduced to new collectors and important contacts."
- Sid Monroe, Monroe Gallery of Photography