Twenty years ago Weston Naef, the curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum‘s photo collection in Los Angeles, established a permanent home for some very important photographs. Today, not only does he overlook the work of social documentary photographers Lewis Hine and Dorothea Lange, he is also responsible for the abstract imagery that made avant-garde photographer Maholy-Nagy famous.
Now through July 25, these images and more can be seen in a show called Photographs of Genius At the Getty.
“Presenting the work of innovative photographers who profoundly influenced their contemporaries and succeeding generations of artists, this exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Museum’s department of photographs. It includes selected prints by 38 major photographers whose work is held in depth by the Getty, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Carleton Watkins, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Diane Arbus. “
If you are in LA, check it out!