Extras with Film Cameras (detail), 1996, Anthony Friedkin. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Gift of Sue and Albert Dorskind. © Anthony Friedkin

In Focus: The Camera

GETTY CENTER

Daily, through January 5, 2020

West Pavilion, Lower Level


Free | No ticket required


Once a simple wooden box with a primitive lens and cap for controlling light, the camera has undergone enormous change since its invention in the early nineteenth century. Flexible film stocks, built-in light meters, motor drives, and megapixels are a few of the advancements that have transformed the way this ingenious device captures and preserves a moment in time. This display explores the evolution of the camera through a selection of historic cameras and photographs.


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