Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photography Exhibition: The Getty Museum - In Focus: The Sky

Fence, Truro, Joel Meyerowitz, 1976The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, regularly has extraordinary photographic exhibitions. In Focus: The Sky is no exception.

This exhibition will run through December 4, 2011.
“With its immensity, immateriality, and variability, the sky has been an enduring subject in art history, fascinating and challenging generations of artists.
As soon as the medium of photography was introduced in 1839, photographers attempted to represent the sky and its natural phenomena.
Atmospheric light and its constant mutability have always been hard to capture, but by the 1850s the greater light sensitivity of collodion negatives (compared to the daguerreotype and calotype processes) allowed the spectacles of the sky to be more easily transposed to photography.
With further technical improvements such as the development of instantaneous processes in the 1880s and the advent of Kodachrome color film around 1935, photographers have continued to explore this theme in diverse and imaginative ways.”
If you’re in the Los Angeles area through early December, 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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