In 1970s San Diego, These Groundbreaking Artists Pushed the Boundaries of Photography

October 11, 2016

As it turns out, it was, not because they set a new tone for artfulness but because they raised new ideas about how to think about photography, combining image with text and challenging ideas about the role of the artist...From its earliest years, the art department at the University of California, San Diego — established in 1967 — brought in artists who were inclined to think this way about the role of the artist.

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Image Credit:
Phel Steinmetz, Oil, Profit, Control, 1973.
Artist’s book with gelatin silver prints. 10 1⁄4 x 111⁄2 x 1 in. (26 x 29 x 2.5 cm).
Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, museum purchase, 2015.40
Image is courtesy of LINK TV.

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