The Getty Center – May 6th 2008

On May 6th, the Getty Center in Brentwood (LA) is opening two new photographic exhibits, as well as a continuation of an on-going photographic exhibit.

August Sander: People of the Twentieth Centry opens on May 6th and will be exhibited until September 14. August Sander is the well known German photographer known for his body of work created in the first half of the twentieth century. From Larry Pribble; Beginning with farmers, skilled tradesmen and professionals, women and artist, and ending with the disabled and disenfranchised, Sander arranged his portraits in groupings that examined his sitters according to their classes and professions, as well as their association with the county or the city. Neither snapshots nor conventional studio portraits, Sander’s images have an appeal that is timeless and universal.

Also opening on May 6th, are the German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher and the exhibit Basic Forms, which also extends until September 14th. Where Sander focuses on the individual, the Becher’s focus on the industrial architecture, first in Germany, then Western Euopre and then the United States.

Continuing until August 10th is the exhibit Ten Years in Focus: The Artist and the Camera.

posted by Doug Stockdale


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