Photo LA
Anabela Pinto - Sea of Possibilities 2019
Ara Oshagan - dis/placed #1 2017
Arnaud Montagard - A vanilla shake and the check please 2019
Dan Forsyth - Monument Valley and Man 2018
Debe Arlook - Emerging Ways of Being 2019
Dotan Saguy - City Lights 2019
Ellen Friedlander - Shattered 2019
Fred Brashear Jr. - Endemic Treasures 5
Helene Koch - Haze in Brown - Shore III 2019
Hieronymus Grabstein - Hidden Gem 2019
J. Wesley Brown - Home
Jamie Johnson - Going to the Fair 2018
Joshua Sariñana - Image of Structure, Form 4 2016
Marian Crostic - Hearthstone 2019
Michael Rababy - Juvenile Passion on Bus 2011
Michele Zousmer - Abandoned Elderly Bulgaria 2 2019
Nathalie Seaver - Urban Paradise 2019
Nicolas Laborie - Suffragettes Millennial Rebel Emmeline Panhurst 2018
Valerie Laney - One Morning in Madagascar 2019
Viktor Hubner - Jesse, Ester & Samuel in Fiedler, PA 2018
Thank you to January / February 2020 live FOCUS photo l.a. Program Participates
Live Past FOCUS Programing
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

11:30AM - 1:00PM
How To Protect Your Work in the Digital Age


Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq. attorney and photographer focuses on copyright law.

-The New Rules for United States Copyright Registration
-Social Media and Copyright Law- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat -Embedding and Inline Linking- Why do they get away with it?
-DMCA Safe Harbor-What does this mean?
-What Constitutes Fair Use
-Watermarks and Metadata
-Copyright Infringement Damages
-Removal of Copyright Management Information Under Section 1202
-Current Events: Recent Copyright Case Rulings and Cases

Q & A - Share your copyright infringement claims with us. Do you have a case?
Come learn about current topics in the law affecting artists around the world!

Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq., is an attorney and photographer who focuses on copyright law, at Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC. He is a 16-year member of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA) and has produced award-winning photojournalism. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hofstra Law School, Richard now helps his fellow photographers and other artists around the world resolve their copyright infringements and protect their work, on a contingency basis. As a fellow photographer, he understands where artists are coming from and is passionate about helping the creative community.
1:30 - 3:00PM
Artist & Curator Presented by New York Film Academy


Lane Barden discusses his work in the Monumentality exhibition at the Getty. Frances Terpak, Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute who selected the project to go into the Monumentality Exhibition at G.R.I. – and Roberto Scheiberg, architect from the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design who was present and an active player in the funding and exhibiting of the Linear City project at Woodbury University's gallery in Hollywood (Wuho). Kean O'Brien (Co-Chair, Photo Arts) will moderate discussion.

Lane Barden is a Los Angeles based photographer and Artist. His work is in the collections of the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He holds an M.A. and M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico. He currently is a Full Time Faculty at the Photo Arts Conservatory at the New York Film Academy
3:30 - 5:00PM
Venice Arts Projects


Current and alumni students from Venice Arts' Advanced Photography program share work and discuss their long-term personal projects

The four students on the panel represent Venice Arts' Advanced Studies: Photography program. Advanced Studies is designed for our most engaged students who, for over a year, spend time working on intimate storytelling that explores such issues as coming out, the intersection of work and family life, and the trauma of domestic violence.

These committed young photographers meet every Saturday for four hours, to develop their project ideas and deepen their photographic knowledge and skills. In-the-field assignments are designed to perfect their technical and documentary abilities, while in-class activities emphasize aesthetic and conceptual development through critique, viewing historic and contemporary works, and writing. Students shoot independently, learn to edit and curate their photography, and design photo books for their final projects.

Venice Arts' Mission ~ To ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles' low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.
5:30 - 7:00PM
The Fine Art of Travel Photography w/ Mark Edward Harris


The workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography - images that go far beyond the "I was here" photograph. Photographers will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays - pictures that tell a story. Harris will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of "fast" lenses, filters, and the creative use of flash on location. Mark Edward Harris is a Photographer & award-winning author.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

11:30AM - 1:00PM
The World of Inkjet Papers ~ The Print Matters! Presented by Freestyle


Showing over 200 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aes-thetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson-Infinity, Epson, Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome. Learn how to turn "ordinary images in to extraordinary prints."

The focus of this seminar is to empower participants with knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is. "We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers."

Eric Joseph is a photographer and Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, North-ridge in 1985 with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. He began his career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies in 1986, where he worked his way up to his current Sr. V.P. position. Eric travels across the United States leading a seminar entitled, "The World of Inkjet Paper...The Print Matters!" Speaking at colleges, universities, commercial labs, photo clubs, art centers and professional photographic organizations, Eric teaches digital printmaking with an emphasis on empirical knowledge allowing folks to make informed decisions about their digital output and how to obtain consistent, reliable, repeatable and controllable results.
1:30 - 3:30PM
OPEN SHOW LA #57 @ PHOTO LA


FOCUS photo l.a. is please to collaborate with OPEN SHOW Los Angeles. PHOTO LA and OPEN SHOW LA will host a special event with artist talks that feature curated presenters from the winners of the FOCUS photo l.a. competition that will be exhibiting at photo l.a.

ABOUT OPEN SHOW
OPEN SHOW is a global organization with local chapters around the world. OPEN SHOW LA provides a forum for our community of visual storytellers to share their projects. About each month, photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers gather at different venues around town for an evening of live presentations and lively conversations. At OPEN SHOW LA, we like to "get your work seen".

OPEN SHOW FORMAT
4-6 curated presenters have 15 minutes each to introduce one project/portfolio. Approximately 20-25 images will be shown via projection while the presenter provides insightful narratives. Both ongoing and completed work is accepted. We welcome dialog on diverse topics in any genre ranging from documentary to fine art.
4:00 - 5:30PM
Social Media Giants: Thoughts and Advice on Instagram Presented by New York Film Academy


Baz Here (NYFA MFA student) and Alejandro Ibarra (MFA Alumni and NYFA Instructor), both who have strong Instagram followings, will discuss their use of Instagram as a platform, how they got their following, and what they see the future of Instagram to be for photography. Silvi Naci will moderate discussion.
5:30 - 7:00PM
Photo Reps: The Inside Scoop Presented by New York Film Academy


Maren Levinson (RedEye), Jigisha Bouverat (BOUVERAT COLLECTIVE), and Mara Serdans (Freelance producer and photographer) will be in dialogue about the current trends in photography and the role reps are taking as things change within the industry. A closer look at diversity inclusion in leadership, advertising, and creating content. Amanda Rowan (Faculty at Photo Arts) will moderate discussion.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020

11:30AM - 1:00PM
Photobook Roundtable: From Gallery Walls to Printed Pages


Are you interested in the world of photobooks, a collector, or an artist working on or contemplating a photobook project? This insightful panel discussion focuses on how best to approach and execute a photobook project. Attendees will gain insights from panelists who are experts in the photographic arts industry. They offer real life perspectives on a range of practical considerations including:

- The idea of the photobook as art objects and collection,
- The organic process and design of the book,
- The difference between print-on-demand self-publishing versus employing a publishing house,
- Success strategies for crowd funding,
- Marketing, lessons learned, pitfalls and success factors

Interactive dialog is encouraged with a Q&A at the end of the roundtable. Sample photobooks will be available for viewing. Richard S. Chow (Photographer, curator; producer OPEN SHOW LA) will moderate discussion.

PANELISTS
Sarah Hadley - Photographer; artist and festival producer
Mark Edward Harris - Photographer; award winning author with multiple editions
Bootsy Holler - Photographer; designer; published author
Khodr Cherri - Master printer; Director of Operations, A&I Publishing
1:30 - 3:00PM
The World of Inkjet Papers ~The Print Matters! Presented by Freestyle


Showing over 200 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aes-thetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson-Infinity, Epson, Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome. Learn how to turn "ordinary images in to extraordinary prints."

The focus of this seminar is to empower participants with knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is. "We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers."

Eric Joseph is a photographer and Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, North-ridge in 1985 with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. He began his career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies in 1986, where he worked his way up to his current Sr. V.P. position. Eric travels across the United States leading a seminar entitled, "The World of Inkjet Paper...The Print Matters!" Speaking at colleges, universities, commercial labs, photo clubs, art centers and professional photographic organizations, Eric teaches digital printmaking with an emphasis on empirical knowledge allowing folks to make informed decisions about their digital output and how to obtain consistent, reliable, repeatable and controllable results.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Power of the Darkroom Hand-Printing vs. Man-Made Machine


Alexzandra R. Chandler discusses the strengths and power of analog darkroom printing. Chandler’s unique printing formula combined with determined dark room practice have created a revolutionary body of photographic expressionism. Daphne Benavides will guide the conversation through the most critical elements of the photographic advancements occurring in this body of work.


FOCUS photo l.a.
Opening Night

Jan 30, 2020
Public Dates

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020
Location

Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact

info@photola.com