The countdown is on; Paris is coming to Los Angeles.
Over the last 16 years Paris Photo has firmly established itself as a key event in the art calendar, providing a place where photographers, collectors, and associated professionals can gather. Held in Paris in November each year the 2012 event attracted over 50000 visitors. This April sees the inaugural Paris Photo Los Angeles, which promises to be just as popular.
The decision by the Paris Photo committee to choose Los Angeles as a second home will bring further prestige to an area which has long been considered an art capital; rich as it is in galleries, museums, archives and collections as well as being home to the moving picture industry.
The event takes place at Paramount Studios over three days and features photographers, galleries and publishers from countries across the globe. As well as discovering new photographers and rediscovering old ones, I am particularly looking forward to attending the William Eggleston book signing and to hearing Gregory Crewdson in conversation with Matthew Weiner. Walking around Paramount’s New York street backlot (where many of the galleries will be set up) is also going to be pretty special.
Je suis très excite!!
The Paris Photo website has comprehensive details about what is happening where and provides you with information on all the artists and exhibitors. To make it extra easy for you I’ve done the hard work and put together this Handy Guide which you can print off and scribble on as you formulate a plan for your visit. Please don’t use it as a substitute for visiting the website though; you’ll be missing out if you do!
PDF Guide to Paris Photo Los Angeles 2013.pdf (546.50 kb)
If you’re not lucky enough to be in Los Angeles this weekend then make sure you follow me on twitter @PhotoTAW as I keep you informed about the event.
Paris Photo Los Angeles runs from April 26th until April 28th at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles