Symposium at Getty Celebrates 175th Anniversary of Photography

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Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles International Airport, 1964. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy the J. Paul Getty MuseumGarry Winogrand, Los Angeles International Airport, 1964. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum

The Getty is celebrating the 175th anniversary of the invention of photography with a free symposium on Saturday, May 31, in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty called The View from Here: LA and Photography. The symposium will consider the role Los Angeles has played in the history of photography as well as the tradition of photographic education in the region, beginning with Robert Heinecken’s founding of the photography program at UCLA.

Panelists include photographers Jo Ann Callis, John Divola, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore, and James Welling; filmmaker and photography collector Jan de Bont; LA Times art critic Christopher Knight; and curators Anne Wilkes Tucker and Jennifer Watts. George Baker, associate professor of art history at University of California, Los Angeles, will present a keynote lecture.