The View from Here: L.A. and Photography (Symposium Part 2)

May 31, 2014
Getty Center, Los Angeles

Amanda Maddox, assistant curator, J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles Shoots Itself: Looking at Southern California
Matthew Brandt, photographer
John Divola, photographer and professor, University of California, Riverside
Harry Gamboa, Jr., photographer, performance artist, and teacher, California Institute of the Arts
Alex Prager, photographer and filmmaker
Stephen Shore, photographer and photography program director, Bard College
Colin Westerbeck, writer and independent curator

The View from Here: L.A. and Photography
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2014 marked the 175th anniversary of the announcement of photography’s invention. Organized to commemorate that occasion, this symposium addresses the more recent history of photography, with particular attention to how Los Angeles has taken part over the past twenty-five years. Topics of discussion range from photographic education in Southern California institutions and Los Angeles as a photographic subject to critical perspectives on photography’s future in terms of exhibitions, collections, and artistic practices.

This event was sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council (GMPC). Established in 2005, the GMPC supports the Department of Photographs of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Funds from the GMPC assist the Museum with the acquisition of modern and contemporary photographs, as well as educational programming.


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