The Paris Photo Fair Brings Its Provocative Style to L.A.

Janelle Zara, Architectural Digest, April 3, 2015

Paris Photo Los Angeles (May 1–3) is an extension of the French fair, although tucked into the Manhattan simulacrum of the Paramount Pictures Studio backlot, it looks a lot like it’s happening in New York. The show’s mood and focus, however, are purely L.A., peering into the city’s past, present, and future.


To highlight the future of photography in L.A., the directors implemented Introducing!, an award that will recognize the work of six students still enrolled in California art schools. And as an homage to the West Coast’s historic legacies, the fair features Edward S. Curtis’s black-and-white images of the Wild West (courtesy of L.A.’s Bruce Kapson gallery) as well as portraits of late-19th-century immigrants from the archives of R. J. Arnold, in the specially curated California Unedited! section.