Photo LA: The Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition

This weekend the annual Photo L.A. exposition will be taking place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. This event is near and dear to our heart as it is a great place to see some of the best work in the photographic arts. We were able to speak with Claudia Barlett, part of the Photo L.A. team, and she had some great things to share about the event and her personal connection with photography.

© Chris McCaw, Sunburned GSP #225 (Pacific Ocean/LA), 2008. 16″×20″ unique gelatin silver paper negative, Courtesy of Duncan Miler Gallery and Photo LA

Tell the Lomography community a little about Photo L.A.

This year photo l.a., returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for our 22nd year, January 17-21st, 2013. We continue the discourse on photography’s place in the fine arts. Dealers from around the globe have a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and mulit-media installations. During the four days we present an outstanding programming series which continues to address the most current topics in the converging worlds of art and photography.

Our rich and distinguished history has influenced the landscape of art and photography in Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played that crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

How did you get involved in such an amazing event?
I have been involved in the arts for over 30 years. It is my passion. I worked for Larry Gagosian in the early 80’s , was the West Coast advertising representative for ArtForum Magazine in the 90’s and most recently my husband and I owned Hayworth Gallery. I had attended photo l.a. for many years. Two years ago I met Stephen Cohen the founder of photo l.a. and now co-produce photo l.a. with Wayne Fernandez.

© Michael Lange, Wald, 2010, Courtesy of Cohen Gallery

What is your personal relationship with photography?
My father had a darkroom in a bathroom off our laundry room. I guess my love of photography started there. I took pictures, went to art school and studied photography, printmaking and film. After art school, I worked in galleries and continued being interested in photography. While I was working for Larry Gagosian, we exhibited Robert Mapplethorpe and Barbara Kruger. This may sound corny but, my husband, Peter Bartlett who is a real student of photography, has been a wonderful inspiration.

What is your favorite part of Photo L.A.?

The exhibitors.

I am always thrilled to see what the exhibitors are bringing to to photo l.a. Everyone has a sightly different point of view and I love to have that discourse happen in front of me.

And, the programming.

I find it very exciting to have the photography community come together and talk about what they are passionate about. Sometimes people even fight!

Check out the 2013 Programming here!

© Steve Kahn, The Hollywood Suites, 1974-1976, Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Gallery

What can we expect from this year’s event? Anything in particular that you are excited to see?

Great photography! Great Art! ~ Vernacular, Vintage, Classic Photography, Contemporary Photography and Photo Based Work. It is there to be seen, In all it’s shapes and forms. If you love photography this is the place to be. The community comes out and it is something to experience.

Thanks so much to Claudia for taking time out of her busy schedule to give us a little Photo L.A. insight.

If you’d like to learn more about the exposition check out the Photo L.A. website here and we highly suggest that anyone who is in the Los Angeles area check out this incredible event.

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