An excellent opportunity to see a broad and interesting selection of fine photographic books is to attend one of the many photography fairs or book exhibitions. So put on your planning calendar photo l.a., which will be in Santa Monica (LA County) January 9-11th, 2009 (Friday to Sunday).
photo l.a. is the 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition. At this time they will have 70 US and international exhibitors. There are 10 book sellers or book publishers, including Bondi Books (Tokyo), D.A.P. (NY), Michael Dawson (LA), Simon Finch Rare Books (London), Leadapron (LA), Mondernbook (SF), Nazraeli Press (Portland), photo-eye (Sante Fe), Schaden Books (Koln), and 21st Editions (South Dennis).
Additionally, many of the photographic galleries which are exhibiting will have signed books available for the photographers that they represent.
Also of note is the LACMA Artist Conversation Series and Book Signings, with Charlotte Cotton, LACMA’s Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg PHotogrphaphic department. This will be occuring on Saturday, January 10th from noon to 6pm. I will provide more details as they become available.
Best regards, Douglas Stockdale