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Los Angeles

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

Exhibition Detail
In Focus: Making a Scene
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049


June 30th, 2009 - October 18th, 2009
 
The Letter, Guido ReyGuido Rey, The Letter, 1908, Platinum print
© The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
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Art, literature, cinema, polaroids, daguerreotypes, bromoil, Platinum, prints, photography
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Photography, despite its association with truth, has been used to create fiction throughout its history. Staged photographs-from casually directed scenes to elaborate tableaux vivants made with props, costumes, and posed actors-embody many styles, techniques, and subjects. Drawing inspiration from art, literature, and cinema, the photographs in this exhibition include early daguerreotypes, bromoil and platinum prints as well as contemporary Polaroids and chromogenic prints. Comprising more than twenty-five photographs from the Getty's collection, it features works by Henry Peach Robinson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Man Ray, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lucas Samaras, and Eileen Cowin.

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