Photo LA, and the Art of Architectural Photography

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still instead of moving imagery at Photo LA, the annual showcase of past and present photographic art, being held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The five-day event opened Thursday night with a party that doubled as a fundraiser for Inner City Arts, the non-profit in downtown LA that provides visual and dramatic arts classes to local public schools bereft of art education (shown, left, in photo by Iwan Baan; in photo right, Michael Hodgson, designer of the signage at the Michael Maltzan-designed school). 

Photo LA runs until Monday and will also host panels all weekend; architectural photography is one of several subjects under discussion Sunday, with guests Gordon Baldwin; Barbara Bestor; Ken Breisch; Grant Mudford; Tim Bradley; Edward Cella (Cella, owner of Edward Cella Art+Architecture Gallery, is shown in middle of photo left, with Grant Mudford and Tulsa Kinney, editor of Artillery magazine; she is host of her own panel today, Saturday, “The Anarchy of Imagery: Art, Archives and Post-Photography,” with Colin Westerbeck and Ken Gonzales-Day.)

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