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Paris has its Mois de la Photo in November, probably because it gets dark early and everyone can enjoy the most beautifully illuminated city in the world. Now Los Angeles has its own Month of Photography, which runs through April, just as the weather gets really nice there. The  L.A. festival is being produced by the same people who bring us the Lucie Awards every autumn in New York.
      Like the Paris version, L.A.’s Month of Photography consists of exhibitions and lectures that take place in various venues around the city. Today there’s a lecture at the Getty Center, tomorrow there will be a Douglas Kirkland exhibition at the new Annenberg Space for Photography, then next Tuesday the main exhibitions open at the Pacific Design Center. The highlight exhibition comes on April 21 with “Icons” by soon-to-be TV stars Markus Klinko and Indrani (that’s their shot of Iman above.) A number of our favorite L.A.-based photographers will also be featured this year, including Art Streiber, Mark Edward Harris, and Gerd Ludwig.