Payson Library is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibit, Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948-1955. The exhibit will be on view in the Payson Library Exhibit Gallery from January 7-March 15, 2019. A lecture on Outerbridge is being planned.
One of America’s earliest masters of color photography, Paul Outerbridge (1896-1958) built his extraordinary reputation in New York during the 1930s for virtuoso carbro-color studio prints. After relocating to Laguna Beach in the 1940s, Outerbridge frequently took his camera to the streets, crossing the border between California and Mexico and photographing the people and places he found. Shooting in bold, luminous Kodachrome, his photographs explore the quirkiness of midcentury leisure culture and examine the blending of two inter-woven societies at a distinctive time in history.
Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948-1955 is curated by William Ewing and Phillip Prodger and the traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California. Read more about the exhibit.
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