On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horace Bristol | Nov 16, 2013 - March 16, 2014

Horace Bristol achieved critical and popular acclaim in 1938 for his photographs of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression. Bristol continued to use the camera as a tool for cultural and social awareness over the next decade and created an impressive body of work that includes images of the American West, Bali, World War II, and postwar Japan. This exhibition's private opening reception will be preceded by a lecture at 6pm, November 15.
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"Three Priests with Umbrellas at Nikko Shrine" Resin coated print 1947 There are many temple structures in Japan that house sacred aspects of Shintoism, but the Nikko Tosho-gu is among the most important. The architecture is very elaborate and, in the photograph, a trio of Shinto priests stroll with their parasols to protect themselves from the rain. They wear clothing characteristic to Shino priests: white robes, a black hat, and a small wooden scepter.

"Three Priests with Umbrellas at Nikko Shrine" Resin coated print 1947 There are many temple structures in Japan that house sacred aspects of Shintoism, but the Nikko Tosho-gu is among the most important. The architecture is very elaborate and, in the photograph, a trio of Shinto priests stroll with their parasols to protect themselves from the rain. They wear clothing characteristic to Shino priests: white robes, a black hat, and a small wooden scepter.

"Torpedo Planes in Formation over Carrier" Silver gelatin print 1942 The photograph of this formation of torpedo planes was taken above the coast of Morocco. The photograph was part of the action that Bristol witnessed during “Operation Torch,” the official name of the invasion of northern Africa. The purpose of “Operation Torch” was to gain complete control of North Africa from French Morocco to Tunisia.

"Torpedo Planes in Formation over Carrier" Silver gelatin print 1942 The photograph of this formation of torpedo planes was taken above the coast of Morocco. The photograph was part of the action that Bristol witnessed during “Operation Torch,” the official name of the invasion of northern Africa. The purpose of “Operation Torch” was to gain complete control of North Africa from French Morocco to Tunisia.

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Street Bridge, Los Angeles, 1933 Photo by Horace Bristol 1 пикс

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"Mount Fuji" Silver gelatin print 1946 Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain. The nearly perfectly symmetrical volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain throughout Japanese history. Because it is a sacred mountain, it is a popular source of inspiration among artists and common people.

"Mount Fuji" Silver gelatin print 1946 Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain. The nearly perfectly symmetrical volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain throughout Japanese history. Because it is a sacred mountain, it is a popular source of inspiration among artists and common people.

"Melee for the Baton" Pigment print 1946 During the celebration of the Lunar New Year in the Kwannon Temple at Saiddaiji, Shinto priests, just out of camera range, throw two scented batons into a crowd of worshippers eager for the blessing attached. Bristol used a flash to lighten the ensuing melee as the men search aggressively for the camphor-laced batons.

Horace BRISTOL :: Japanese men in loincloths diving upon one another in total darkness as part of the Hadaka Matsuri or 'Naked' festival in at Saidaiji temple in Okayama, Japan, 1946

"Boy with Goggles"  1948 Silver gelatin print  The Horace and Masako Bristol Trust

"Boy with Goggles" 1948 Silver gelatin print The Horace and Masako Bristol Trust

"Legong Dancer" Silver gelatin print 1939 Legong is a form of Balinese dance performed by pre-pubescent girls, who begin training as early as the age of five. Three dancers perform a pantomimed enactment of various myths from the Ramayana, a Hindu epic. The dance was traditionally performed for the aristocracy, and the dancers are highly esteemed in Balinese society.

"Legong Dancer" Silver gelatin print 1939 Legong is a form of Balinese dance performed by pre-pubescent girls, who begin training as early as the age of five. Three dancers perform a pantomimed enactment of various myths from the Ramayana, a Hindu epic. The dance was traditionally performed for the aristocracy, and the dancers are highly esteemed in Balinese society.

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