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Getty celebrates 175th anniversary of photography with symposium

Getty celebrates 175th anniversary of photography with symposium

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Los Angeles International Airport; Garry Winogrand, American, 1928 – 1984; Los Angeles, California, United States, North America; 1964; gelatin silver print.

The year was 1839 when French artist Louis Daguerre introduced his revolutionary invention to the world. Aptly named the daguerreotype, it was the first practical photographic process and was undeniably a game-changer. This year marks the 175th anniversary since the invention of photography and the J. Paul Getty Museum will celebrate on Saturday with a day-long symposium, “The View From Here: L.A. and Photography.” Movers and shakers from the Southern California photography scene will discuss the role that Los Angeles has played in the history and ascendance of the medium. Speakers and panelists include Jo Ann Callis, John Divola, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore, James Welling, Alex Prager and filmmaker and collector Jan de Bont.

The event is free and open to the public but reservations are recommended.

For more information, click here. Hiroshi Sugimoto’s polar bear photo at top is from an exhibition on the photographer running concurrently at the Getty.

— Ken Kwok

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