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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"Young Balinese Djanger Dancer Performs" Silver gelatin print 1939

"Young Balinese Djanger Dancer Performs" Silver gelatin print 1939

"Cowboys, New Mexico" Pigment print 1939 Ranching has been a relatively stable economic and cultural foundation for New Mexican communities for centuries. Bristol’s image of two cowboys on horseback, probably from the McMillan ranch in Mangas Valley, captures the romance of ranching life. They are depicted riding through a recent snow in the high desert with an immense blue sky behind them.

"Cowboys, New Mexico" Pigment print 1939 Ranching has been a relatively stable economic and cultural foundation for New Mexican communities for centuries. Bristol’s image of two cowboys on horseback, probably from the McMillan ranch in Mangas Valley, captures the romance of ranching life. They are depicted riding through a recent snow in the high desert with an immense blue sky behind them.

"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.

"Public Bath" Silver gelatin print 1946 Full body tattoos are often associated with the Japanese criminal gang, the Yakuza. This type of public bath is known as onsen, where people can bathe in a natural spring, and they provide a forum where the Yakuza can display their tattoos. Steam was believed to heighten the colors of the tattoos.

"Public Bath" Silver gelatin print 1946 Full body tattoos are often associated with the Japanese criminal gang, the Yakuza. This type of public bath is known as onsen, where people can bathe in a natural spring, and they provide a forum where the Yakuza can display their tattoos. Steam was believed to heighten the colors of the tattoos.

"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.

"Tom Joad" Silver gelatin print 1938 John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, narrates the story of a family of migrant farmers as they travel from Oklahoma to California. Through main characters like Tom Joad, Steinbeck portrays the life of a Dust Bowl family struggling to survive. Horace Bristol’s portrait of the migrant farmer that influenced Steinbeck’s character shows a rough, wrinkled face, which was a result of long exposure to the sun and possibly a poor diet.

"Tom Joad" Silver gelatin print 1938 John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, narrates the story of a family of migrant farmers as they travel from Oklahoma to California. Through main characters like Tom Joad, Steinbeck portrays the life of a Dust Bowl family struggling to survive. Horace Bristol’s portrait of the migrant farmer that influenced Steinbeck’s character shows a rough, wrinkled face, which was a result of long exposure to the sun and possibly a poor diet.

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"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

"Cowboys, New Mexico" Pigment print 1939 Ranching has been a relatively stable economic and cultural foundation for New Mexican communities for centuries. Bristol’s image of two cowboys on horseback, probably from the McMillan ranch in Mangas Valley, captures the romance of ranching life. They are depicted riding through a recent snow in the high desert with an immense blue sky behind them.

"Cowboys, New Mexico" Pigment print 1939 Ranching has been a relatively stable economic and cultural foundation for New Mexican communities for centuries. Bristol’s image of two cowboys on horseback, probably from the McMillan ranch in Mangas Valley, captures the romance of ranching life. They are depicted riding through a recent snow in the high desert with an immense blue sky behind them.

"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.

"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.

Grand Gate, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima |

Grand Gate, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima |

SHINTOISM: Shinto means the way of the gods. Shintoism is an Ancient religion of Japan. It started at least as long ago as 1000 B.C.E. but is still practiced today by at least five million people. The followers of Shintoism believe that spiritual powers exist in the natural world. They believe that "spirits" called kami live in natural places such as in animals, plants, stones, mountains, rivers, people and even the dead.

SHINTOISM: Shinto means the way of the gods. Shintoism is an Ancient religion of Japan. It started at least as long ago as 1000 B.C.E. but is still practiced today by at least five million people. The followers of Shintoism believe that spiritual powers exist in the natural world. They believe that "spirits" called kami live in natural places such as in animals, plants, stones, mountains, rivers, people and even the dead.

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Part of triptic Amaterasu Emerges from the Light. #japanpainting, #japan

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Part of triptic Amaterasu Emerges from the Light. #japanpainting, #japan

On December 15th, 1945, Japan abolished Shinto religion on American instigation. They regarded the ancient Shinto religion as an important part of Japanese nationalism and militarism – both foundations of the aggressive expansionist policy of imperial Japan in the first half of the 20th century. Shintoism is an old religion,... Read More →

On December 15th, 1945, Japan abolished Shinto religion on American instigation. They regarded the ancient Shinto religion as an important part of Japanese nationalism and militarism – both foundations of the aggressive expansionist policy of imperial Japan in the first half of the 20th century. Shintoism is an old religion,... Read More →

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Stone Torii Gate with Shimenawa and Shide.

Stone Torii Gate with Shimenawa and Shide.

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