Photo LA Opening & Benefit for LACMA

Photo LA is opening its 21st annual show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Thursday, January 12 through Monday, January 16, 2012. The Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at LACMA is the beneficiary for the opening night gala which will be on Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6pm-9pm. Moby and DJ Aaron Byrd of KCRW are hosting the event, tickets are only $80 and can be purchased here. Anthony Friedkin’s “Woman by the Pool, Beverly Hills Hotel,” 1975 is above and a complete listing of events, lectures and tours is below…

KEYNOTE | ARTIST AND AUTHOR TALKS
* Eileen Cowin Artist, Photographer
* Ken Gonzalez-Day Artist, Chair, Professor, Art Dept., Scripps College
* Weston Naef Curator Emeritus, The J. Paul Getty Museum
* Jeffrey Henson Scales Photographer, Photo Editor, The New York Times

DOCENT TOURS, PANELISTS, MODERATORS
* Stephen Cohen Founder, photo l.a.
* Hunter Drohojowska-Philip Author
* Michael Fried Critic, Author
* Lee Kaplan Owner, Arcana Books on the Arts
* Willie Middlebrook Photographer, Artist
* Weston Naef Curator Emeritus, The J. Paul Getty Museum
* Sheila Pinkel Photographer, Professor, Art & Art History, Claremont College
* Franklin Sirmans Curator, Department Head, Contemporary Art, LACMA
* Lloyd Ziff Photographer

BOOK SIGNINGS
* Charlotte Dumas Retrieved, Paradis, Al Lavaro!
* Michael Fried Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before
* Weston Naef Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Plate Photographs
* Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene & the 1960’s
* Julia Reyes Taubman Detroit: 138 Square Miles
* Lloyd Ziff, Near North: Photographs of Alaska and the Yukon

EMERGING FOCUS COMPETITION JUDGES
* Allan Sekula Photographer, Filmmaker, Professor
* Dennis Keeley Photographer, Head, Dept. of Photography & Imaging, Art Center
* Issa Sharp Photographer, Instructor of Photography
* Mark Hanauer Photographer

INSTALLATIONS, PANELS, ROUNDTABLES
* Collecting Photographs: Public & Private Collections
* Emerging Focus, Photo Competition Finalists
* Golden Age of Physique Photography 1945 – 1970
* Photographers of the Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time, Art in Los Angeles, 1945-1980
* Photography Book Roundtable
* Soho Cameraworks / Cameravision Galleries 1975 – 1983
* Technical Seminars presented by Canon and Samy’s Camera
* Vivian Maier, Street Photographer: A Conversation

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