Williamson Gallery Awarded Getty Foundation Grant

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has been awarded a $100,000 Getty Foundation grant to support the research and planning for the future exhibition “Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero,” as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

In the last 15 years, scholars have increasingly focused attention on the history of photography in Mexico, especially the ways photography has been used to construct notions of national identity. Yet the contribution of female photographers to this narrative is only just being appreciated and recognized. As participants in this second Getty initiative, the gallery, with the foundation’s support, will examine selected works of three female Mexican photographers of different generations — Sara Castrejón (1888-1962), Graciela Iturbide (b.1942), and Tatiana Parcero (b. 1967). Their careers span more than a century of photography, and their works create distinctive visions of identity from the national to the personal.

The 2014 grant is one of 40 totaling $5 million that will launch an extraordinary series of concurrent exhibitions at institutions from Santa Barbara to San Diego and will initiate research and planning for exhibitions beginning in fall 2017. Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California, including Scripps, ran from October 2011 to March 2012.


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