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The Way through Camerawork: Minor White in San Francisco, 1946–1953

Curator and art historian Susan Ehrens situates Minor White within the tradition of photographic modernism that flourished in San Francisco after World War II. Drawing on unpublished photographs and correspondence, Ehrens discusses the formative years of White's engagement with photography, including relationships with photographers such as Ansel Adams, Rose Mandel, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston.

Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Point of View: Artist Talk

Join artist and writer Robert "Rio" Hahn in an exploration of photography as a tool for seeing. Hahn offers insights into the exhibition Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit and shares his unique perspective stemming from his apprenticeship with Minor White in the 1970s, when he lived, worked, and taught with his mentor. Hahn also introduces observation exercises from his forthcoming book based on techniques initiated by White. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 1:30 pm at the Information Desk.

Wednesday, October 1, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries

Curator's Gallery Talk

Paul Martineau, associate curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, July 17, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries