PHOTO L.A. a collaborative platform that links the international photography community of world-class artists, photographers, galleries, dealers, and publishers, announces its debut at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, February 1 - February 3, 2019, with an opening preview on Thursday, January 31, 2019 to benefit Venice Arts.
PHOTO L.A. will honor artist and photographer Jo Ann Callis for the 27th edition of the Photo L.A. fair. A central figure in the Southern California photography scene since the 1970s, Callis is known for her provocatively staged scenarios with a poetic dimension. In her work, the inner world of the artist finds material expression through creative juxtapositions, bold colors and playful constructions.
Also featured at PHOTO L.A. will be Making It Up: Photographs from the Michael and Jane Wilson Trust Collection. Drawn from the holding of photographs by women in the collection of Michael and Jane Wilson, this selection illustrates an impetus of exploration, collaboration and performance among contemporary women photographers. It includes work by Nancy Burson, Jo Ann Callis, Nancy Honey, Graciela Iturbide, Barbara Kasten, Nikki S. Lee, Mary Ellen Mark, Alex Prager, Susan Rankaitis, Marcia Resnick, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Catherine Wagner.