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Outerbridge book nominated for prize

11 March, 2010

The American Association of Art Museum Curators announced the nominees for best exhibition catalogue of 2009 today, and Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs of Mexico and California, 1948-1955, is on the list. It is a distinguished group of finalists, including publications by the Met, MoMA, Getty, and SFMoMA. The chances of winning are slim, but like they say, ‘it’s an honor just to be nominated!’ Below is the text that accompanied the announcement.

Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs of Mexico and California, 1948-1955

Author: Phillip Prodger, Graham Howe, William Ewing

Getty Gallery at Los Angeles Public Library

Explores newly discovered works by one of America’s acknowledged pioneers of color photography; selected from some 500 photographs most of which have never before been reproduced. Provides art historical context and analysis about the beginning of color photography’s acceptance as a fine art medium, enriching our understanding of an important but under-explored aspect of photographic history. Also provides priceless documentation of culture above and below the US/Mexican border.

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