Richard Learoyd: In the Studio at The J. Paul Getty Museum

The contemplative mood and mesmerizing level of detail in the large-scale color photographs of Richard Learoyd present an uncanny intimacy between the depicted subject and the viewer. Working in his East London studio, the photographer utilizes a room-sized camera obscura with a fixed lens to make unique direct-positive prints. Eschewing digital technologies, his method emphasizes the creative potential of working under self-imposed restrictions. This is the first exhibition in an American museum to examine Learoyd’s studio-based practice.


Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016)

Sunday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016)

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Closed Mondays

Start Date

August 30, 2016

End Date

November 27, 2016


10:00 AM - 05:30 PM


1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679

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