Creative Events LLC, producers of photo l.a., ArtLA Projects & Emerging Focus.
photo l.a.– Now in its 23rd year of production, photo l.a. (the longest running art fair west of New York City), carries on its mandate to showcase both emerging and established artists from around the globe alongside traditional and contemporary art galleries and private dealers. In essence, photo l.a. continues the discourse on photography’s place in the world of fine art, providing a distinctive platform for the display of everything from vintage masterworks from the 19th and 20th centuries, to contemporary photography, new techniques, and new forms of presentation, as well as video and multimedia installations. This exciting juxtaposition creates the brimming character that is uniquely photo l.a. By hosting more than eighty prestigious galleries and over 12,000 visitors comprised of collectors, curators, dealers, and all lovers of fine art, photo l.a. has developed a distinguished reputation, ranking it among the top photography fairs in the world. The fair has influenced the art and photography landscape of Los Angeles tremendously, not only by increasing public awareness of photography, but also by promoting the acceptance and inclusion of photo-based art in almost all contemporary galleries and museum exhibitions citywide.
Since 1992, over 300 galleries, private dealers, and publishers have participated in the fair, and more than 185 lectures, panels, and collecting seminars have been presented on behalf of photo l.a. Countless renowned and influential artists have entered the public eye for the first time at this exhibition, and photo l.a. is not only honored to play such a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles, but to continue its immense influence on the spread of art and photography culture throughout the world.
Emerging Focus Photography Competition/Expo – The mandate of Emerging Focus Photo Competition/Expo is simple: we want to spotlight the revolutionary, the ground breaking, and the virtuosos of tomorrow’s photography community by focusing on them today. Our mission is to provide a platform for artists and commercial photographers to distinguish themselves and their work, to lead them into the world of photography and art, and give them a stage for fostering relationships with galleries, collectors, dealers, curators, and enthusiasts alike. We take our moniker seriously, and the winners of our competition will earn the incredibly valuable opportunity to emerge from anonymity and enter into the heart of the industry with true momentum. With over 100,000 images submitted over the last three years, Emerging Focus has become one of the largest Fine Art Photography competitions & Photo Expos in the world, and it continues to grow each year.