Mar 12, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

Hosted By: Getty Center

Mar 12, 2019 at 9:00 am to Jun 09, 2019 at 7:00 pm


When photography was in its infancy the camera operator was considered just that: someone who managed a machine and nothing more. A few early proponents, including the Swedish born, U.K.-based Oscar Rejlander (1813- 1875), made a concerted effort to change that perception. In a comprehensive new show that originated at the National Gallery of Canada, viewers can see the results of Rejlander’s efforts. This exhibition of 150 works includes his undisputed masterpiece, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), which he created by exposing 30 negatives then collaging them together to print a single picture.

Photo credits: Oscar Gustave Rejlander,The Participles or Grammar for Little Boys: Caught, 1857.Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles