Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Photography Exhibition: The Getty Museum - A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

Sea of Steps by Frederick H. EvansThe Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, regularly has extraordinary photographic exhibitions. A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans is no exception.

This exhibition will run through June 6, 2010
Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853–1943) was best known for his photographs of medieval cathedrals, such as the image at right of England's Wells Cathedral—arguably the best-known example of his work. Yet Evans was also accomplished in the areas of portraiture, landscape, and photomicrography (photography made using a microscope), and he brought to each subject the same intensity that characterizes his cathedral images. He believed firmly that only a good negative would yield the perfect print, and his high standards for presentation extended to the elaborate mounting of the actual photographs. Using both a "straight" approach (not altering his negatives) and pictorial sensitivity to subject and style, Evans's work, created more than 100 years ago, continues to move and inspire.
In this exhibition, Evans's cathedral subjects are displayed alongside rarely seen landscapes of the English countryside and intimate portraits of the artist's family and friends, including writer George Bernard Shaw and artist Aubrey Beardsley.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area through early June, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

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