“Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California” Exhibition opens at the Getty Museum in LA; Rebecca Solnit and Mark Klett Lecture 10/30

Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California
Exhibition dates: October 14, 2008–March 1, 2009
The Getty Center
Carleton Watkins arrived in California in 1850, when the gold rush and the medium of photography were both young. He captured stunning views of the frontier West—the gorges of Yosemite and the crags of the Pacific shore, the hills of San Francisco and the farming fields of Southern California. The exhibition explores how Watkins harnessed the elements of visual form to create iconic and beautiful photographs, and how he engaged in a visual dialogue with other pioneering landscape photographers of the 1800s.

Learn more about this exhibition here.

See all events related to this exhibition here.

Admission to the Getty Center is FREE. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for performances, lectures, seminars, and courses.


Stillness and Restlessness: Watkins, Muybridge, and Landscape Photography in 19th-Century California

Artist Mark Klett, who has worked extensively re-photographing 19th-century western masters, and writer and Muybridge scholar Rebecca Solnit offer their own dialogue about the complex particulars of making landscape photographs in the 19th-century Far West.

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

(Note: Visit the website to make a reservation for this presentation.)

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