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A Siamese cat beneath a clotheslinethree women with linked arms standing on the front lawna man drying his hands on a dish towel in front of the kitchen stove. These scenes are part of Close to Home and the accompanying the Getty Museum exhibition held from October 12, 2004 to January 16, 2005, which celebrate snapshots--"found" photographs by anonymous photographers--that capture everyday life in all of its joy, banality, and mystery. Taken between 1930 and the mid-1960s, these photographs, most of them in black-and-white, create an unpretentious portrait of suburban American life by untrained photographers whose images can be unexpectedly lyrical and moving.

Complementing the photographs is an essay by noted Southern California writer D. J. Waldie. The snapshot, Waldie writes, "depending on who's doing the looking, is horrifying, hilarious, pointless, or suffused with yearning." Waldie speculates on the meanings and implications of the snapshots in this book and of snapshots generally, which he sees as expressions of "the hunger of memory."

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A Siamese cat beneath a clotheslinethree women with linked arms standing on the front lawna man drying his hands on a dish towel in front of the kitchen stove. These scenes are part of Close to Home and the accompanying the Getty Museum exhibition held from October 12, 2004 to January 16, 2005, which celebrate snapshots--"found" photographs by anonymous photographers--that capture everyday life in all of its joy, banality, and mystery. Taken between 1930 and the mid-1960s, these photographs, most of them in black-and-white, create an unpretentious portrait of suburban American life by untrained photographers whose images can be unexpectedly lyrical and moving.

About the Author

D.J. Waldie is the author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir; Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out and Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles. His reviews and commentaries appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times.

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ISBN:
9780892367719
Other:
Waldie, D. J.
Introduction:
Waldie, D. J.
Other:
Waldie, D. J.
Introduction by:
Waldie, D. J.
Introduction:
Waldie, D. J.
Author:
Waldie , D.
Author:
Waldie, D. J.
Author:
null, D. J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
architecture; photography
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Photography
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Art, Architecture & Photography
Subject:
Photography-Annuals
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
130
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.50 x 8.50 in

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A Siamese cat beneath a clotheslinethree women with linked arms standing on the front lawna man drying his hands on a dish towel in front of the kitchen stove. These scenes are part of Close to Home and the accompanying the Getty Museum exhibition held from October 12, 2004 to January 16, 2005, which celebrate snapshots--"found" photographs by anonymous photographers--that capture everyday life in all of its joy, banality, and mystery. Taken between 1930 and the mid-1960s, these photographs, most of them in black-and-white, create an unpretentious portrait of suburban American life by untrained photographers whose images can be unexpectedly lyrical and moving.
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