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Landscape master Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is known for his photos of natural wonders including California's Yosemite National Park. The Ansel Adams Gallery, run by Adams's grandson, is based there.
Above: El Capitan, Winter.
Artist Jane O'Neal is represented by Santa Monica's DNJ Gallery; a body of work from the 1970s includes early Cibachrome work. The artist will appear on a panel discussion Saturday afternoon at Photo L.A.
Above: details from Blue Pool, Orange County and Leaving.
Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) is known for elegant black-and-white photography that often appeared in Vogue magazine and inspired Madonna's "Vogue" video. Louis Klaitman Vintage and Contemporary Photographs sells gelatin silver prints of his work.
Above: Carmen Face Massage.
New York-based Focus magazine--available in both print and digital editions--is dedicated to collecting fine-art photography and will exhibit at Photo L.A.
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was the first female American photographer permitted to work in combat zones; many of her images appeared in Life magazine. Her and other photojournalists' work is in the collection of the Santa Fe-based Monroe Gallery of Photography.
Above: Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor.
Photo collecting is a relatively inexpensive and fun way to build an art collection--and it's a field with something for everyone, from antique battlefield prints to today's flashiest fashion portraits. This week, there's an opportunity to learn more from dozens of curators and lecturers at Santa Monica's Photo L.A. expo.
This five-day affair, beginning tomorrow, is a combination of a trade show, flea market and MFA thesis presentation. In the exhibit hall, you can peruse offerings such as vintage photos from auction houses like New York's Be-hold, linger over the monographs from Artbook/D.A.P. and price work from participating galleries from South Africa to the Czech Republic.
General admission begins at $20; lectures are an additional $10 (and worth the price not least for the high drama of ego-driven creative types during Q&A's). Standout sessions include Saturday's roundtable on photo collecting and a thought-provoking discussion of influential critic Michael Fried's book, Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before.
Interested in collecting but overwhelmed by so much imagery? For $80 there are daily private, preopening docent tours led by academics including a J. Paul Getty Museum curator, so you could just say, "I'll have what he's having."
Photo L.A., Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica; 310-458-8551 or photola.com
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