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Two photos titled Los Angeleswww.getty.edu

When I’d posted that Henry Wessel interview on Friday I hadn’t realized the Getty had so much content online from the exhibition. 24 out of the 30 photos are available, including these two photos by Garry Winogrand and Henry Wessel Jr., both titled Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, 1964, Garry Winogrand. Gelatin silver print. 9 x 13 7/16 in. © 1984 The Estate of Garry Winogrand
Los Angeles, 1971, Henry Wessel Jr. Gelatin silver on Dupont Veragam paper print. 7 15/16 x 11 7/8 in. © Henry Wessel

This third photo seems struck me as a spiritual ancestor to Doug Rickard’s Google Street View photos. It’s hard to see in this low resolution image, but the man’s face is blurry, much like Google’s face blurring policy.

Automotive Landscapes #5: Los Angeles, 1978, Anthony Hernandez. Gelatin silver print. 11 3/4 x 17 1/8 in. © Anthony Hernandez

There are also short audio pieces that accompany many of the works:

The show is up until May 6th. But if you’re not in LA, be sure to explore the online gallery!

Henry Wessel Jr. on Sparkwww.kqed.org

Seeing the tiny exhibition on LA photography at the Getty reminded me how much I like Henry Wessel Jr. (who had one print in the show). “It can happen any time anywhere. You don’t have to be in front of stuff that’s going to make a good photograph. It’s possible anywhere.”

See also: New Topographics (Redux)

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