• AUG 16 to SEP 20
    Group Exhibition
    The Watson Family Archive


    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Photography
    • Prints & Works on Paper

    Dates and Opening hours

    AUG 16 to SEP 20, 2014

    Event Location


    2525 Michigan Avenue, D4
    Santa Monica
    United States

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    • Watson Family Archive


    In less than a century, Los Angeles grew from a coastal enclave to one of the world’s most influential cities. The Watson Family of photographers recorded it all – big disasters, small everyday triumphs, world leaders, petty con men, sports legends and infamous trials. Across four generations, a Watson photographer (or two) has been present at most of the significant events in Southern California, and on occasion through-out the world.

    For itsinagural exhibition, Fatom is proud to have the Watson Family Archive. Spanning the entire 20th Century, this rarely seen collection presents more than a historical chronology. It also illustrates how advances in photo-technology changed the texture of news photography. The Watson family’s tradition of technical innovations (dating to the early 1910’s in both the motion picture and still photography) are highlighted throughout the exhibition.

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