Photo LA 2007, the 16th International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, runs until tonight at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
I got there yesterday around 2.30 pm and there was a rather long line of photo aficionados waiting to get their tickets. If you decide to go today, expect to wait 15 to 20 minutes before getting in. The 1-day pass costs $20.
Over 60 exhibitors showcase their artwork in this very rich and diverse exposition. From vintage black and white to multi-layered experimental arrangements, photo la 2007 is a great immersion in the world of artistic photography.
Visitors wander in the crowded corridors of the Civic Auditorium stopping at the numerous booths of galleries from all around the nation and some overseas exhibitors.
The Cohen Amador Gallery from New York showcased several pieces from Jessica Todd Harper in odd family portraits where all the members seem perfectly still and perfectly arranged.
Jessica and Her Jewelry by Ben Geist, presented by the Stephen Daiter Gallery from Chicago is an amazing portrait of an old lady with striking details.
M+B was one of the most successful booths with several artists, including Mona Kuhn, a Brazilian born photographer now living and working in Los Angeles, internationally recognized for her alluring renderings of human form.
The Quint gallery from La Jollia exposed several black and white shots by Ron Church capturing surfers around the world.
These are just a very small portion of the amazing work that can be seen at the exposition.
If you don't go to Photo LA for the art, you can still go for some celebrity sightings. Meg Ryan, Beck and probably many others could be seen yesterday, and chances are that you will be able to see other stars today.
Following Photo LA, the Santa Monica Civic Center will host next week another Artsfair inc exposition: Art LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair. For more information, go to http://www.artfairsinc.com/artla/2007
To see some photos shot at the photo la 2007 expo (Beck included), go to BrooWaha's Flickr group:
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A day at Photo LA 2007
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