Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Ahmanson Building, Level 1
May 23, 2008–September 14, 2008

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most influential photographers of all time. This exhibition features works from his key series of the past twenty years including HustlersStreetworkHeads, and Lucky 13. His merging of a high degree of photographic preconception with the happenstance of street casting has become an influential mode of contemporary practice and secured diCorcia's place in photography's pantheon. For example, in his series Hustlers (1990–92), diCorcia selected locations along Santa Monica Boulevard, typically at twilight or night. The artist would then cast hustlers on the streets around him as his subjects. LACMA's exhibition is the first showing of a powerful installation of 1,000 of the artist's Polaroid photographs, titledThousand. DiCorcia's most recent series gives an alternative view of the infinite possibilities and practice of photography.  Cumulatively, the 1,000 Polaroids offer a vantage point onto this artist's sensibility and visual preoccupations.

Q&A with Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Curated by Charlotte Cotton, this exhibition is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Image: Philip-Lorca diCorcia (United States, born 1951), Mike Miller; 24 years old; Allentown, Pennsylvania; $25, 1990–92, from the series Hustlers, chromogenic development (Ektacolor) print, courtesy the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York, © Philip-Lorca diCorcia.