A Place in the Sun: Photographs of Los Angeles by John Humble (March 27 to July 8, 2007)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 27 to July 8, 2007
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Headwaters, the Los Angeles River, Confluence of Arroyo Calabasas and Bell Creek, Canoga Park
John Humble (American, born 1944)
Los Angeles, California, United States (Place created)
48.1 x 58.7 cm (18 15/16 x 23 1/8 in.)
© John Humble, Courtesy of Jan Kesner Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council
This scene marks the official beginning of the Los Angeles River, where the Arroyo Calabasas meets Bell Creek in Canoga Park. Humble positioned the dramatic concrete structure that cleaves the two waterways exactly in the center of his composition–not an easy task for the photographer, who had to wade upstream several hundred yards with his equipment to get to this vantage point.