Preview: Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits on August 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm


Mary Ellen Mark – "Rat" and Mike with a Gun

Now through November 14, The Getty hosts another foray into contemporary photography. With a good cross -section of well known photographers displaying over 100 images, it is promising to be an interesting event.

Engaged Observers looks in depth at projects by a selection of the most vital photographers who have contributed to the development of this approach. Passionately committed to their subjects, they have authored evocative bodies of work that are often published extensively as books and transcend the realm of traditional photojournalism.

Work by the following photographers is include: James Nachtwey, Sebastião Salgado, Larry Towell, Lauren Greenfield, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith, Leonard Freed and Philip Jones Griffiths.

For information on the show: The Getty

For an interesting review by Richard Woodward: WSJ

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