'In Focus: Tasteful Pictures' puts food photos on the Getty's menu
But an exhibition at the Getty Museum called "In Focus: Tasteful Pictures" is anything but boring.
In just one room, the exhibition, drawn from the museum's permanent collection, traces food photography over 150 years, from the mid-19th century to today.
It includes meticulously staged still lifes, a performance art photogram and an enormous jumble of contraband food.
Not one of these pictures is made with a digital camera, said Virginia Heckert, associate curator in the museum's photography department and curator of the exhibit. Read more here.
-- Mary MacVean
Photo credit: Edward W. Quigley