The second half of the 20th century was an incredible time for photography in California. Anchored, in part, by the founding of the photography program at UCLA by American artist Robert Heinecken, the West Coast became an epicenter for experimentation in the medium.
Now, an exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Still Life with Fish, celebrates this time period, beginning with works created in the 1960s and going through to the present. Focusing on seriality, identity, and place, the show contains pieces by Paul Outerbridge, Ed Ruscha, Sharon Lockhart, and Andy Warhol.
Still Life with Fish was curated by Connie Butler, with Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, and is on display until May 15.