27th Edition Photo LA Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2019
Barker Hangar - Santa Monica, CA
Alberto Mesirca - L.A. River #10 2017
Aline Smithson - Geisha, from Fugue State 2017
Ave Pildas - Circles 2014
Bob Avakian - House on the Hill 2017
Charles Volkens - Present Tense 2016
Cheryl Medow - Great Blue Courtship 2016
Erin Tengquist - Progress 2016
Jamie Johnson - Kittens, Cigarettes, and Gucci 2018
Jérôme Brunet - Pinetop Perkins 2008
Kasia Trojak - Havana, Cuba 2018
Kelly Fogel - Mursi Women 2018
Larry Brownstein - The Coffee Shop 2018
M. Robert Markovich - Looking West 19 2003
Marcela Angeles - Golden 2017
Michael Knapstein - Hay Bale 2018
Reed Hearne - Round Peg 2016
Richard S. Chow - Secret Message 2018
Sally Ann Field - Valentine’s Day, from Dúos de Oaxaca 2018
Sinziana Velicescu - Mid-City, Los Angeles 2018
Stephanie Sydney - Window Reflections and Clouds 2018
2019 FOCUS Programing
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019

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


-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 and 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 - 3PM
Handmade Photography in an Instagram World
Wood+Brass+Silver+Light
Luther Gerlach


Photographer Luther Gerlach has made his career working in a variety of historical processes for over 30 years. Shooting in the field and working in the darkroom, Gerlach manipulates the constraints of the processes and technologies he works with to create some of the largest, most technically perfect examples of alternative process photography today, particularly wet plate collodion. Gerlach will be displaying items form his personal collection of antique lenses and mammoth plate cameras, including cameras he has built himself. Gerlach’s work is a testament to the enduring value of handmade photography in an Instagram world. Come join the dialogue.
3:30 - 5PM
The World of Inkjet Papers ~The Print Matters!


Seminar Overview:
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 impor-tant 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."

Presenter Bio:
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 pho-tographic 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.

Presented by : Freestyle
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019

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


Seminar Overview:
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 impor-tant 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."

Presenter Bio:
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 pho-tographic 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.

Presented by : Freestyle
1:30 - 3:30PM
OPEN SHOW LA #50 @ 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.

FEATURED PRESENTERS
Aline Smithson (FOCUS Photo L.A. Winter 2018 Grand Prize Winner - Geisha, from Fugue State, series 2017)
M. Robert Markovich (Looking West 19, 2003)
Reed Hearne (Round Peg, 2016)
Ave Pildas (Circles, 2014)
Marcela Angeles (Golden, 2017)

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
Mark Edward Harris
The Fine Art of Travel Photography


This 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. Mark Edward 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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

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


This 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 phonebook as art objects and collection, the organic process and design of the book, the difference between print-on-demand self publishing versus publishing house, success strategies for crowd funding, marketing, lessons learnt, pitfalls and success factors... Interactive dialog is encouraged with a Q&A at the end of the roundtable. Photobooks will be available for viewing and for samples. Book signing at this event is not currently planned at this time.

Are you interested in the world of photobooks, a collector, or an artist currently thinking or working on a project that ultimately be presented in a book publication? This insightful talk that can jump start your project vision and providing take aways for a meaningful and artistic book project.

PANELISTS:
Aline Smithson - Photographer, Lenscratch, curator, reviewer/juror, educator, published author
Dotan Saguy - Photographer, Leica workshop, published author
Doug Stockdale - Photographer, published author, editor/publisher The Photobook Journal (ezine)
Khodr Cherri - Master printer, Director of Operations, publisher A&I

MODERATOR:
Richard S. Chow, Photographer; producer/curator Open Show LA
1:30 - 3PM
Practical Methods: Moving Toward Success for Professional Photographers


Laura Belevica and Ted Soqui will be speaking about the practical methods to move towards success as professional photographers.

Laura Belevica is an international architect, photographer and artist born in Latvia that has spent years working all around the world. She continues her pursuit of promoting herself and her unique style of art that mixes photography and drawing. Belevica give us practical advice on how to adapt to various environments and what skills are most important in finding success.

Ted Soqui is an an accomplished photographer and photojournalist, who has pursuing his craft for decades. His body of work covers social sign posts that are instantly recognizable and in fact, he his work has been recognized by the Getty Museum. Soqui now has three books that are in the permanent collection at the Getty. He will speak to us about his journey as a photographic professional and how he began his relationship with the Getty and how others may follow his steps down that road of professional recognition.


FOCUS Photo L.A.



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Opening Night to benefit Venice Arts
Opening Night

January 31, 2019
Public Dates

February 1-3, 2019
Location

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

info@photola.com