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Public Tour | Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris

Public Tour | Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris

Upcoming Events
Thursday February 20, 2020
Saturday February 22, 2020
Sunday February 23, 2020
Thursday February 27, 2020
12:30PM-1:30PM
Description

This exhibition presents work by three American photographers in The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University who used the camera to observe the public lives and, occasionally, private spaces of others. German-born John Gutmann (1905–1998) settled in the Bay Area in 1933 and documented the spectrum of American society with an eye for the absurd, sensational, and grotesque. Author and artist Wright Morris (1910–1998) created a photographic portrait of his relations and their hard-scrabble, rural way of life by depicting their belongings, interiors, and the harshly beautiful Nebraska landscape. On the East Coast, Brooklyn-born Helen Levitt (1913–2009), one of the great street photographers of the 20th century, captured the everyday drama played out on the stoops and streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem.

IMAGE: Helen Levitt (U.S.A., 1913–2009), New York, 1970. Dye transfer print. © Helen Levitt Film Documents LLC. All rights reserved. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, 2019.45.43

Admission Info

Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am - 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

Where
Cantor Arts Center
Audience
General Public
Contact
650-723-4177
kwangmi8@stanford.edu