Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Photography Exhibition: The Getty Museum - Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties

Vietnam, by Philip Jones Griffiths, 1967The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, regularly has extraordinary photographic exhibitions. Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties is no exception.

This exhibition will run through November 14, 2010

In the decades following World War II, an independently minded and critically engaged form of photography began to gather momentum. Its practitioners have combined their skills as artists and reporters, creating extended photographic essays that delve deeply into topics of social concern and present distinct personal visions of the world.

Engaged Observers looks in depth at projects by a selection of the most vital photographers who have contributed to the development of this approach. Passionately committed to their subjects, they have authored evocative bodies of work that are often published extensively as books and transcend the realm of traditional photojournalism.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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