If you are within driving distance of the Getty Museum, try to attend this lecture – Weston Naef speaking about what is regarded as one of the most important exhibitions of his career as curator:
Carleton Watkins and the Element of Time
Sunday January 25, 2009
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Weston Naef, senior curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, traces how Watkins made time itself an element of content in his photographs. Focusing on select photographs, this talk illuminates how Watkins influenced Eadweard Muybridge by laying the groundwork for Muybridge’s motion studies through his own multiple views of one subject or location. Complements the exhibition Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California.
Not to be missed!
NOTE: This lecture will be Naef’s last public presentation before his retirement from his post at the Getty (effective January 31st).