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Photography

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The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department has holdings of more than fifteen thousand works that span the period from the medium's invention in 1839 to the present. In addition to gelatin-silver prints and chromogenic-development prints, the collection includes examples of nineteenth-century cased images; twentieth-century experimental processes; contemporary color images; and images that are created, manipulated, and/or printed digitally. Most recently, over 3,500 works from the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon collection were added to the museum’s holdings.

Imogen Cunningham

Musée d'Orsay, Paris 2
Thomas Struth
1989
Lace
William Fox Talbot
1841
Moon and Half Dome
Ansel Adams
1960
I.O.U. (Self-Pride_
Claude Cahun
1929–30

Passport to the Self: Photographs from the Irmas Collection at LACMA and Paris Photo

Like many of you, I’ve been defining/refining myself in terms that are somewhat forced, coming via our politicians and pollsters of late. So really, who am I beyond my voting record, my birth certificate, my passport? (And can I have another shot at that passport photo please...

Changing Perspective on Photography

If you wander through the current exhibition Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection,  you will find photography, video, and installation work in amongst the usual suspects—painting, drawing and sculpture.That wasn’t the case so long ago, when photography, as a practice or when displayed, was considered in terms that separated it from the rest of the contemporary dialogue. Then Cindy Sherman and a few others happened...