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Philip Jones Griffiths

20101026013610-engagedobservers1 The Photo Essay as Art at the Getty   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Mary Ellen Mark, Leonard Freed, Lauren Greenfield, Philip Jones Griffiths, Susan Meiselas, James Nachtwey, Sebastião Salgado, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith, Larry Towell at Getty Center Los Angeles June 29th, 2010 - November 14th, 2010
Posted 10/26/10

Ezra Pound once wrote, “poetry is news that stays new.” Art photography was once used as a pejorative for pictures of things that were based on composition rather than content, while real photography was the result of an adventurer and war-chaser setting out to document the truth. Now, after a long century of shifting photographic mores, the question is: when does reporting slip into reportage and once it does, what makes it art? Currently on view at the Getty, Engaged Observers... [more]

__philip_jones_griffiths__children__laugharne__wales__1952 A Fresh Awareness   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Philip Jones Griffiths at École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris Val-de-Seine November 7th, 2008 - December 5th, 2008
Posted 11/17/08

For the art-goer who likes to get off the beaten track, head to the 13th arrondissement’s former industrial port on the Seine. From metro stop François Mitterand,  take note of the construction sites advertising aménagement (something like urban cleanup), head to the Seine, and turn right. Before long, you’ll come to the Ecole nationale superieure d'architecture, which currently houses the exhibition of 50 photographs by Philip Jones Griffiths. This collection of large-format photographs displays Griffiths’ social awareness spanning thirty years, starti... [more]

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