The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

Photography's long engagement with architecture found its most striking and innovative approaches in its attempts to convey the depth of space. Stereo and panorama photography emerged shortly after the invention of the medium itself, and its predecessors, the camera obscura and the panorama painting, already speak of a longing for visual travel in the 19th century. In this presentation, Dietrich Neumann, professor of the history of art and architecture at Brown University, discusses evolving approaches to the photographic rendering of space. Today, panorama photography has made a triumphant return as built-in tools that come with most cameras and smart phones, while spherical panoramas are ubiquitous on travel and real estate sites and Google's street view. Such approaches to photography can have a decisive influence on the practice of producing images and their distribution. Additionally, today's approaches to time-lapse photography, or "bullet time," renegotiate the border between photography and film in their portrayal of motion through space.

Complements the exhibitions In Focus: Architecture and At the Window: The Photographer's View

 



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