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    Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

    May 23–August 13, 2017

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    <em>High Street, from College Open</em>, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from <em>Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71</em>. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    High Street, from College Open, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

  • <em>Entrance to Old College View from College Street</em>, 1866, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from <em>Photographs of Glasgow College</em>. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Entrance to Old College View from College Street, 1866, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Glasgow College. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

  • <em>Steam Engine</em>, 1860s, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

    Steam Engine, 1860s, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

  • <em>Close, No. 37 High Street</em>, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from <em>Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71</em>. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Close, No. 37 High Street, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

  • <em>North Transept, The Great Prophets</em>, 1867, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from <em>The Painted Windows of Glasgow Cathedral: A Series of Forty-Three Photographs</em>. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1564-240)

    North Transept, The Great Prophets, 1867, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from The Painted Windows of Glasgow Cathedral: A Series of Forty-Three Photographs. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1564-240)

  • <em>Canoe and Horn In Situ, as Found in Trench. River-side Quay Wall, Stobcross</em>, 1875, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. Courtesy of the Glasgow Life (Glasgow City Archives) on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: Glasgow City Archives

    Canoe and Horn In Situ, as Found in Trench. River-side Quay Wall, Stobcross, 1875, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. Courtesy of the Glasgow Life (Glasgow City Archives) on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: Glasgow City Archives

  • <em>Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park</em>, Glasgow, 1877, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from <em>Photographic Views of Loch Katrine</em>. The J. Paul Getty Museum

    Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, 1877, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographic Views of Loch Katrine. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

May 23–August 13, 2017, Getty Center

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During the rise of industry in 19th-century Scotland, Thomas Annan ranked as the preeminent photographer in Glasgow. Best known for his haunting images of tenements on the verge of demolition—often considered precursors of the documentary tradition in photography—he prodigiously recorded the people, the social landscape, and the built environment of Glasgow and its outskirts for more than twenty-five years. This exhibition is the first to survey his industrious career and legacy as photographer and printer.

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TALK
Photography and the Post-Industrial City

In the spirit of Thomas Annan—who recorded the people, the social landscape, and the built environment in Glasgow, during the rise of industry in 19th-century Scotland—this panel convenes photographers who use their cameras to document American cities in the late 20th and early 21st centuries during the decline of industry.

Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

COURSE
Artist at Work: Paper and Light

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and interactive camera obscuras. This is a free, drop-in program.

Sunday, June 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sundays, July 9–August 6, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 18-August 1, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

TOUR
Curator’s Gallery Tour

Amanda Maddox, assistant curator, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a combined gallery tour of the exhibitions Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow and Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante. Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. Capacity limited.

Tuesdays, June 13 and July 25, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

PUBLICATION

Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow
Amanda Maddox and Sara Stevenson

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