Art Of Photography Show

Anne Lyden
Associate Curator
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Anne Lyden Anne Lyden is an Associate Curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.  She is one of seven curators in the Museum's renowned Department of Photographs, which was established in 1984 and has a collection of approximately 100,000 objects emphasizing the first 150 years of the medium. A native of Scotland, Ms. Lyden received her Master of Arts degree in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and her Master of Arts in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England.  Since joining the Getty in 1996, she has curated numerous exhibitions drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, including the work of Hill and Adamson, P.H. Emerson, Frederick H. Evans, John Humble, and Paul Strand.  She is the author of several books including, Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel and Perception (2003), and most recently, The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans (2010). In October 2011, Ms. Lyden will curate an exhibition featuring the work of Eileen Cowin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Simryn Gill that will explore narrative approaches in late twentieth/early twenty-first century photography.

Contemporary photography has become increasingly relevant to the Museum's mission. Curatorial staff regularly participate in portfolio reviews to inform themselves about current practices while critiquing work and offering insights into the manner in which large institutions like the Getty may spend several years following the career of an artist before committing to acquisitions or an exhibition.  Ms. Lyden has been a reviewer for Atlanta Celebrates Photography; Review LA, Los Angeles; Palm Springs Photo Festival; and most recently PhotoNOLA in New Orleans.

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