Monday, August 31, 2009

Photography Exhibition: The Getty Museum - In Focus: Making a Scene

The Letter, Guido Rey, 1908The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has one of the great photographic collections in the world. This exhibition shows of some of their most interesting works of scene setting, as opposed to natural settings.

This exhibition, In Focus: Making a Scene, is one of the Getty’s most interesting.

This exhibition will run through October 18th
Photography, although commonly associated with truthfulness, has been used to produce fiction since its introduction in 1839. The acceptance of staging, and the degree of its application, has varied greatly depending on the genre and the historical moment, but it has persisted as an artistic approach. The photographs in this exhibition, drawn exclusively from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection, make no pretense about presenting the world as it exists; instead, they are the productions of directors and actors who rely on stagecraft and occasional darkroom trickery to tell stories.

Spanning photography's history and expressing a range of sentiments, the images in this exhibition are inspired by art history, literature, religion, and mainstream media.
If you’re in the Los Angeles, California area before this exhibition leaves, don’t miss it.

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.

1 comment:

Artie said...

I was just here yesterday. Thanks for suggesting it. The work was great and the exhibition most interesting. It was definitely worth going.

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