Talk

From Transcendence to Tract Homes: Pirkle Jones and the Changing California Landscape

Related Exhibition Pirkle Jones and the Changing California Landscape

Friday, February 27, 2004, 11:00 a.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center

Pirkle Jones and Dorothea Lange's 1956 Death of a Valley series, which documents the transformation of an agricultural community, set a precedent among photographers for a nonidealized view of land use. Garcia discusses this series in conjunction with other work that examines the effects of development in California.

Free with Museum admission.

Participants

Erin Garcia, curatorial associate, photography, SFMOMA