Jori Finkel announces the expansion of the celebrated Paris Photo fair to Los Angeles this coming April 24-28th on the Paramount lot:
“Paramount is a good balance for us between history and a chance to invent our own format. We could use a soundstage, outside space, maybe some specific sets that they have available,” said Julien Frydman, the fair’s director, who spent several months looking for an accessible and also memorable venue. “But it’s important to understand this is not a tribute to cinema but a way of looking at how other artists are using images.”
He described “many factors” behind choosing L.A. as the new location, including the rich tradition of conceptual artists here experimenting with photography, a number of serious photography collectors in town and institutional interest in the medium (he named the Getty, LACMA and MOCA). It’s an easy trip for members of the San Francisco photo community.