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Nineteenth Century Photography Now

04.09.2024 - 07.07.2024

Getty Center, Los Angeles

12 days ago

The earliest photographs-often associated with small, faded, sepia-toned images, may seem to belong to a bygone era, but many of the conventions established during photography's earliest years persist today.

Organized around five themes dating back to the medium's beginnings, this exhibition explores nineteenth-century photographs through the work of twenty-one contemporary artists. Reflecting the inventiveness of early practitioners as well as the more disturbing historical aspects of their era, these interchanges between the first decades of the medium and the most recent invite us to reimagine nineteenth-century photography while exploring its complexities.