Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Topographics at LACMA!

Copyright Frank Gohlke

Yes, the infamous New Topographics show has been rehashed with some new additions and will be traveling the country. We are blessed to have it at LACMA starting on Sunday. I was able to finagle myself a ticket to last night's preview, which was great. They said in the introduction that New Topographics is the second most cited source in photography writing, yet very few people actually saw the show at Eastman House back in the 70's. This is not one to miss.

The show has been given top billing and occupies the second floor of BCAM along with The Sum of Myself: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, which contains many self portraits I'd not previously seen by the masters. Imogen Cunningham with her grandchildren particularly warmed my heart.

The first event tied to the show happens this Saturday. Frank Gohlke will discuss the show and topics from his new book.

All info on other related events and artist walkthroughs can be found here.

Go get your man-altered landscape on.

1 comment:

Todd Walker said...

The photographers who were part of this show when it was first done are probably the most influential on me and my visual sense. Now that I'm based up in San Fran I may have to look into running down to see this sometime.