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July 1–October 5, 2003 at the Getty Center


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Winogrand in the West: Looking for the Urban in L.A.
New York photographer Garry Winogrand's fascination with Los Angeles began with brief visits in the 1950s and ended with six years of residence just before his early death in 1984. This presentation by Judith Keller, Associate Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, illustrates how Winogrand applied his fearless curiosity and unusual camera vision to a city radically different from his own.

Sunday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Exile and Cunning: The Many Worlds of Alexander Liberman
Francine du Plessix Gray will read from the memoirs she is writing about her stepfather, the noted photographer and editorial director of Condé Nast Publications, Alexander Liberman. She will talk about the problems inherent in writing biographical texts about family members. This lecture complements the Getty Research Institute exhibition Photographs of Artists by Alexander Liberman (details below).

Tuesday, September 16, 4:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

Point-of-View Talks

Talks are held at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Karen Halverson, who for the last 20 years has been photographing the human and natural landscape in the American West, discusses the exhibition.

Friday, August 29

Gay Block, who has been making photographic portraits since 1973, discusses Diane Arbus in connection with the exhibition.

Friday, September 12

A number of works related to the exhibition are featured on the Museum's Audioguide, available in the Entrance Hall.

Strange Discussions: Winogrand, Eggleston, and Arbus
This three-part, discussion-based gallery course led by education staff members closely examines the photographs of Winogrand, Eggleston, and Arbus taken during the tumultuous sixties. No previous experience necessary. Limited to 25 participants. Sign up for all three sessions by calling (310) 440-7300.

Saturdays, August 2, 9, and 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Saturdays, September 6, 13, and 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

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Photographs of Artists by Alexander Liberman
Photographs of Artists by Alexander Liberman
July 22–October 19, 2003
Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery

Drawn from the Alexander Liberman collection of photographs, recently donated to the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition presents a survey of European and American artists photographed by Liberman—including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Helen Frankenthaler, and Marcel Duchamp—during his 50-year career as art director at Vogue and editorial director of Condé Nast Publications.

Julia Margaret Cameron, Photographer
October 21, 2003–January 11, 2004

About 100 rare photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron (British, 1815–1879), one of the most important figures in the history of photography, will be on view in this exhibition featuring Cameron's best work drawn from collections in Europe and the United States. This loan exhibition was organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in collaboration with the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford. The Getty Museum is the third and final venue.

Recent Acquisitions: Eugène Atget, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Milton Rogovin
February 3–May 30, 2004

This exhibition features four photographers whose work the Museum has recently acquired by gift or purchase. Included will be Atget's haunting garden views and Parisian street scenes, Modernist cityscapes by Weston, abstract landscapes by Garnett, and Rogovin's worldwide survey of coal miners at work and at home.

Photographers of Genius at the Getty
March 16–July 25, 2004

Presenting the work of innovative photographers who profoundly influenced their contemporaries and succeeding generations of artists, this exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Department of Photographs. It will include select prints by more than 35 photographers whose work is held in depth by the Museum, among them William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Carleton Watkins, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Diane Arbus.