Why is Photo Independent an excellent place to exhibit?

Photo Independent is the first and only high-visibility platform for independent photographers. Photo Independent provides a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. An artist-only event, Photo Independent provides collectors exclusive access to photographic talent without the gallery middleman.

As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a diverse community of photography professionals, curators, publishers, and patrons who can open doors of opportunity to our photographers.

How is Photo Independent different than other art fairs?

Art fairs are traditionally geared toward showcasing only galleries and the artists that they represent. So if you don’t have gallery representation your photography cannot normally be exhibited at an art fair.

Photo Independent provides photographers an opportunity to exhibit their work directly to a regional and international audience and connect with top art professionals, the same way galleries do so in traditional art fairs.

Can I still exhibit if I am represented by a gallery in another state/country?

Yes. We have had several requests from photographers who have representation on the east coast of the United States, but are seeking representation and exposure in other parts of the United States including the west coast, mid-west, and other regions across the country, as well as potential international interest.

Similar requests have also come from overseas photographers seeking exposure and representation in the United States.

So, yes, you can still exhibit at Photo Independent and we provide the perfect venue for you as an artist to gain the exposure and make the valuable connections you are seeking in this market.

I would like to participate in Photo Independent, but may not be able to be there in person. Can I still exhibit?

We have a special program available for those artists who may not be able to be at Photo Independent in person.

If you would like to take part in Photo Independent, but may not be able to be at the fair in person, we will represent you at the fair. Our staff of art professionals will educate themselves about you and your work and be your representative at the fair.

Should you want to participate in this program, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more details on how the program works.

What is the deadline for artist submissions?

Submissions to Photo Independent and PhotoBook Independent are accepted on an ongoing basis. Space is limited and photographers/publishers will be chosen on a first come, first admitted basis. We recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to submit your application, as spots may be full by that time.

Why is Photo Independent in Hollywood?

As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles and Hollywood provides a diverse community of photography professionals and patrons who can open doors of opportunity to our photographers. We find Los Angeles to be a valuable place for both photographers and art patrons seeking inspiration and exposure.

Photo Independent provides photographers the opportunity in one place and at one time to present their work to global decision makers – curators, galleries, collectors, editors and publishers – who seek to acquire, publish and commission the best photographic talent today.

How are artists selected?

Artists are selected by an expert Selection Committee comprised of top gallerists and curators. They will select the top talent across the globe and ensure that there is a diverse representation of photographic specialties.

For more information about the Selection Committee, please click here.