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September 20, 2005–January 22, 2006 at the Getty Center


All events are free and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" buttons below.

Curator's Gallery Talk

Brett Abbott, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, October 27, 2:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Family Festival

Explore the 1930s and '40s through the lens of Weegee. Swing to the sounds of jazz, blues, and big band and hear storytellers recreate the radio craze as we revisit America at midcentury. Hands-on workshops let you edit your own newspaper or think like a photojournalist in this daylong celebration.

Sunday, October 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

Panel Discussion

Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism
Moderator Michael Parks, Director, School of Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communications; Philip Gefter, Picture Editor for culture, New York Times; David Lubin, Professor, Wake Forest University; and Molly Bingham, freelance journalist and photographer.

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.


Like a New Comet: The New York Evening Graphic and the Tabloid Avant Garde
Luc Sante, general editor of the Library of Larceny, author of Evidence, Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York, and other works on crime photographs, and teacher of the history of photography at Bard College, discusses the New York Evening Graphic, an influential tabloid newspaper published from 1924–1932.

Wednesday, September 28, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall
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Englewood, New Jersey / Adelman


On Being a Press Photographer
Freelance photographer James Nachtwey reflects on what it means to him to be a press photographer. For three decades Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts, and critical social issues around the world.

Sunday, November 20, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Point-of-View Talks

Talks are held at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Based in Saigon for almost four years, award-winning photographer Barbara Gluck put a human face on the Vietnam War by recording the pain of civilian life on the periphery of war. Join her in a gallery discussion of the exhibition.

Friday, October 7

Luis Sinco, an award-winning Los Angeles Times photographer who covered the assault on Fallouja as an embedded journalist with troops from the 8th Marine Regiment, leads a gallery discussion on the exhibition.

Friday, January 6