PHOTO INDEPENDENT, Groundbreaking Artist-Only Art Fair Returns to Raleigh Studios, 4/29 – 5/1
2016 Edition features 100 photographers, Mobile Photography Special Exhibition, Magnum Photos Workshops & Luther Gerlach demonstration
(Los Angeles, CA., April 15, 2016) – PHOTO INDEPENDENT is the place to be for photography lovers April 29th – May 1st at Raleigh Studios. A complete collector experience for fine art photo enthusiasts, PHOTO INDEPENDENT returns with PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT to provide a comprehensive look at the photography landscape including the best independent fine art photographers that are not represented by galleries. PHOTO INDEPENDENT will present more than 100 photographers and 50 fine art photography publishers will participate in PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT. The shows will also present a special Mobile Photography exhibition and specialized programs including panel discussions and workshops. (image right: Franz Szony, Taxidermy)
“We are so excited about our upcoming show,” states Chris Davies, President of Fabrik Media and Founder of PHOTO INDEPENDENT. “We are to thrilled to provide a forum for collectors to connect directly with a curated selection of artists.”
Now in its third year, PHOTO INDEPENDENT is a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contact between fine art photographers and collectors. The show is juried to present the best works from the world’s most exciting talent. The 2016 Selection Committee is comprised of: Susan Baraz, Curator; Co-Chair, Lucie Awards; Head of Judging, International Photography Awards (IPA); Graham Howe, Curator & Photo-Historian; Sarah Lee, Curator, Maurice Ortega, Director of Exhibitions, Curatorial Assistance; Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and Debra Weiss, Curator & Creative Consultant. (image above: Michael Hitoshi, Broadway).
2016 show highlights include works by: Melvin Sokolsky, Matt Light, Alec Byrne, Magnum Workshops with Constantine Manos and Bruce Gilden, and honorary guest Jim McHugh.
Produced by Fabrik Media, an LA-based multifaceted publishing and marketing agency, PHOTO INDEPENDENT’s goal — to connect professional and emerging photographic artists with larger global audiences — is in line with the company’s overarching mission to support and provide a regional and international network for artists.
PHOTO INDEPENDENT will open on Friday April 29th with a reception. General show hours are Saturday, April 30th from 11am-7pm and on Sunday, May 1st from 11am-6pm. PHOTO INDEPENDENT takes place at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. Onsite parking is available.