Untitled (detail), 1986, Madoka Takagi. Platinum and palladium print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Estate of Madoka Takagi

In Focus: Platinum Photographs


West Pavilion, Lower Level

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Revered for its velvety matte surface and neutral palette, the platinum process, introduced in 1873, helped establish photography as a fine art. The process was championed by prominent photographers until platinum was embargoed during World War I, but it attracted renewed interest during the mid-twentieth century from a relatively small but dedicated community of practitioners. This exhibition draws from the Getty Museum’s collection to showcase some of the most striking prints made with platinum and the closely related palladium processes.

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