Museum Home Past Exhibitions Julia Margaret Cameron, Photographer

October 21, 2003–January 11, 2004 at the Getty Center


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Process Revealed: Julia Margaret Cameron and the Art of Picture Making
Julian Cox, Associate Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, discusses Cameron's working methods and her penchant for employing unorthodox techniques in the service of her artistic goals.

Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.

Photography and Film: A Creative Dialogue
Anthony Minghella, award-winning director of The English Patient (1996), talks with Julian Cox, Associate Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, about his interest in the art of Julia Margaret Cameron, his work as a filmmaker, and the role of the 19th-century photographic processes in his forthcoming film, Cold Mountain.

Thursday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

Point-of-View Talks

Talks are held at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Ruth Weisberg, an artist and Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, whose work deals with narratives and life cycles that are often inspired by art history, literature, and myths, discusses the exhibition.

Friday, November 14

Stephen Berkman, a photographer who uses the wet-collodion process to create his work and who recently created tintypes for the movie Cold Mountain, discusses the exhibition.

Friday, December 5

The Echo / Cameron


Long Beach Opera's Freshwater
The Long Beach Opera presents its original production of Virginia Woolf's only play, Freshwater, with chamber music and songs by Rebecca Clarke.

Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m., tickets $55
Saturday, November 15, 8:00 p.m., tickets $45
Sunday, November 16, 3:00 p.m., tickets $45

Upcoming Photographs Exhibitions

Recent Acquisitions: Eugène Atget, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Milton Rogovin
February 3–May 30, 2004
This exhibition features four photographers whose work the Museum has recently acquired by gift or purchase. Included will be Atget's atmospheric garden views and Parisian street scenes, Modernist cityscapes by Weston, abstract aerial landscapes by Garnett, and Rogovins worldwide survey of coal miners at work and at home.

Photographers of Genius at the Getty
March 16–July 25, 2004
Presenting the work of innovative photographers who profoundly influenced their contemporaries and succeeding generations of artists, this exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Museum's Department of Photographs. It will include select prints by more than 35 photographers whose work is held in depth, among them William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Carleton Watkins, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Diane Arbus.

Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske
June 15–September 26, 2004
Edmund Teske (American, 1911-1996) is one of the unheralded alchemists of 20th-century photography. Over a 60-year period Teske created a diverse and influential body of work. From his origins as a social documentarian, he went on to create richly evocative figure studies, rhapsodies on nature, views of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, studies in abstraction, and portraits of Hollywood actors and musicians.