The longest-running art fair in Los Angeles, photo l.a., returns for its 26th season, January 12-15, 2017 at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building. Bringing together over 10,000 attendees from the global arts community, photo l.a. has blossomed into an unparalleled global showcase of photographic art since its inception in 1991. Showcasing works from the history of the medium, the fair features more than 80 exhibitors including Crave faves Monroe Gallery of Photography, the Lucie Foundation, and the School of Visual Arts.
The 2017 edition launches with an opening night benefit gala honoring Weston Naef, founding curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Thursday, January 12, from 7-10 p.m. Naef's appointment ushered in a new era for photography in Los Angeles, as acquired the stellar collections of Sam Wagstaff, Arnold Crane, and Andre Jammes for the Museum. During his 25 years at the helm, Naef supervised more than 100 exhibitions and 50 publications, many of which he authored.
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Photo: Bruce Hall, Sun Spots, 2014, courtesy of Blind Photographers Guild