Photographs by 35 Los Angeles-based artists challenge ideals of beauty, representation, cultural capital, and objectivity. The artists in this exhibition, primarily people of color, have radically transformed photography to express their own aesthetics, identities, and narratives. Their work is foundational for an emerging generation of artists participating in the Getty Unshuttered program, which engages teens to seek photography as a platform to amplify social topics that resonate in their own lives. Guest curated by jill moniz.

Selected Works


Explore the exhibition’s key themes in this gallery walk-through with curator jill moniz.

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Getty Talks

Photography and Social Practice: Shaping Visual Language

Beyond the Frame: Pushing Boundaries of Photo-Based Work

The Poetics of Portraiture

Photography as Revolutionary Aesthetic: An LA Artist Conversation


Photograph by Jeremy Davis
Photograph by Jeremy Davis

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New Narratives by LA Photographers of All Ages

Inside the exhibition Photo Flux: Unshuttering LA and Getty Unshuttered.

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