Its proper name is The 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition , but you can just call it Photo L.A. 2009. Now in the airport-hangar-like Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, the fest can house 35,000 square feet of photo art, including digital and video works. Catherine Opie is this year's featured lecturer, and there will also be appearances by photographers Bruce Davidson, David Maisel, Diane Keaton, Susan Meiselas and Marvin Heiferman.

Fri., Jan. 9, 12-8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 10, 12-8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 11, 12-6 p.m., 2009

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