May 31, 2014 Getty Center, Los Angeles Introduction Amanda Maddox, assistant curator, J. Paul Getty Museum From the Rearview Mirror: Critical Perspectives on L.A. Panelists: Jan de Bont, filmmaker and collector Christopher Knight, art critic, Los Angeles Times Rebecca Morse, associate curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Jennifer Watts, curator, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Moderator: Virginia Heckert, curator, J. Paul Getty Museum youtu.be/gbeHnYIOa24?t=1m35s Closing remarks Judith Keller, senior curator, J. Paul Getty Museum youtu.be/gbeHnYIOa24?t=1h25m47s The View from Here: L.A. and Photography Part 1: youtu.be/XMsJA2z-JzY Part 2: youtu.be/-COkpjThhPo Part 3: youtu.be/gbeHnYIOa24 2014 marked the 175th anniversary of the announcement of photography’s invention. Organized to commemorate that occasion, this symposium addresses the more recent history of photography, with particular attention to how Los Angeles has taken part over the past twenty-five years. Topics of discussion range from photographic education in Southern California institutions and Los Angeles as a photographic subject to critical perspectives on photography’s future in terms of exhibitions, collections, and artistic practices. This event was sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council (GMPC). Established in 2005, the GMPC supports the Department of Photographs of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Funds from the GMPC assist the Museum with the acquisition of modern and contemporary photographs, as well as educational programming.