What is Photo Independent?

Photo Independent is an annual photography art fair held in Hollywood, California, which made its debut in 2014. As the first photography fair of its kind, providing a high visibility showcase for fine art photographers from around the globe. Traditionally art fairs are geared toward showcasing galleries and the artists that they represent.

Photo Independent provides a unique forum of exchange between the photographer and art professionals through exhibitions and specialized programs.

For more information about Photo Independent, please visit our About page.

Why is Photo Independent in Hollywood?

As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles 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.

How is Photo Independent different than other art fairs?

Photo Independent is the first photography fair of its kind, providing a high visibility showcase for fine art photographers from around the globe. Traditionally art fairs are geared toward showcasing galleries and artists that they represent.

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

How long has Photo Independent been around?

2014 marked the inaugural year of Photo Independent. Photo Independent is an annual event in Los Angeles, now celebrating its second year.

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.

Are programs open to the public and is there a fee to attend?

Yes, all programs including panel and roundtable discussions, lectures, and docent tours are open to the public. Some events may request a donation for general public attendance, some events are free, and others simply require you to RSVP due to limited spacing.

Please check back in the Fall or sign-up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates and news on programming and other events scheduled for next year’s Photo Independent!

How do I get to Raleigh Studios and where is parking located?

Raleigh Studios is located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For complete directions and detailed parking information, please visit the following pages: Directions and Parking

Is the fair cancelled if it rains?

No, the fair will go on as scheduled rain or shine. All exhibitions are located indoors at Raleigh Studios.

How many artists will be exhibiting?

We anticipate approximately 80-100 artists to exhibit this next year.

May I pass out literature to guests at the fair?

No, please do not pass out unsolicited materials on Fair grounds. If you would like to partner with Photo Independent, please view our Partners page.

Will food and beverages be provided?

Yes, there will be light food and beverages for purchase on the Raleigh Studio lot.

This sounds like fun, how can I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering with Photo Independent, we invite you to view our Volunteer page for additional information. No experience in necessary and your contribution is imperative to the overall success of the event!

For additional questions, please contact us via email. For the appropriate contact, please visit our Contact page.