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Cameras through the Ages

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The Getty Center explores the relationship between photographers and their tools with a showcase of historical cameras and photographs. ‘The Camera: In Focus’ is open from 30 July 2019 to 5 January 2020.

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles investigates the evolution of photographic tools with a showcase of historical cameras and photographs. ‘The Camera: In Focus’ comprises a selection of cameras manufactured from the 19th century to the present day – including a simple camera obscura, a daguerreotype camera, an early roll film camera, a large portable camera, a miniature spy camera, an early colour camera, as well as the first digital camera marketed to the general public.

The exhibition also features a number of portraits, self-portraits and images of artists at work, captured by photographers such as Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976), Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), Lisette Model (1901–1983), Helmut Newton (1920–2004), Edward Steichen (1879–1973), Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899–1968) and Edward Weston (1886–1958).


For further information visit Getty Center

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