In 1933 Gutmann left his native Germany and set out for the United States. In 1938 he joined the faculty at San Francisco State, where he started the photography department and was an influential link to European modernist ideas for two generations of Bay Area artists and students. This program includes a screening of a new documentary celebrating Gutmann's achievements, My Eyes Were Fresh by Jane Reed, and a panel discussion about his remarkable career. A hosted reception follows in The Schwab Room.
My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann
Thursday, October 20, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Nathaniel Dorksy, editor, My Eyes Were Fresh
Marvin Heiferman, curator, writer, and editor
Mark Johnson, gallery director and professor, San Francisco State University
Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA
Jane Reed, director and producer, My Eyes Were Fresh