The Museum’s photographs collection celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing photographs never before displayed at the Getty. From 19th-century European and American photographs from the early days of the medium, to contemporary works produced around the world, this exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection. As curators share and juxtapose their favorite images, viewers are invited to make their own visual associations between photographs from different times and places.
Behind the Scenes with a Curator What do curators do? How do we choose objects for an exhibition?
Behind the Scenes with a Conservator What do conservators do? What does the lab look like? Where are photographs when they’re not on view?
Behind the Scenes with a Cataloguer What do cataloguers do? What information about photographs is most relevant to record?