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Exhibition Detail
Streetwise: Masters of 60's Photography
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101


February 5th, 2011 - May 15th, 2011
 
NAACP Protest, Main St., Memphis, TN, Ernest WithersErnest Withers,
NAACP Protest, Main St., Memphis, TN,
early 1960’s
© Ernest C. Withers Trust, courtesy Decaneas Archive, Boston, Massachusetts
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Streetwise builds on Swiss photographer Robert Frank’s snapshot aesthetic, which gained attention following the release of his groundbreaking book,The Americans in 1959. Frank’s focus on a more personal documentary style influenced a new generation of photographers, including legendaries such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Jerry Berndt, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon and Ernest Withers. Signed Streetwise exhibition catalogs are exclusively available for purchase at our Museum Store.

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Major funding provided by: the National Endowment for the Artsthe County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fundthe City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Becky Moores, Jon Doellstedt, and the Gardner Bilingual Endowment.

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