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Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

2017-07-18 13:31:32  source: www.getty.edu [Reprint]  author: The J. Paul Getty Museum  editor: 斫子 Su Yuezhuo
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Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

May 23–August 13, 2017, GETTY CENTER

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High Street, from College Open, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

During the rise of industry in 19th-century Scotland, Thomas Annan ranked as the preeminent photographer in Glasgow. Best known for his haunting images of tenements on the verge of demolition—often considered precursors of the documentary tradition in photography—he prodigiously recorded the people, the social landscape, and the built environment of Glasgow and its outskirts for more than twenty-five years. This exhibition is the first to survey his industrious career and legacy as photographer and printer.

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Entrance to Old College View from College Street, 1866, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Glasgow College. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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Steam Engine, 1860s, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Close, No. 37 High Street, negative 1868-71; print 1871, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographs of Streets, Closes &c., Taken 1868–71. Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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North Transept, The Great Prophets, 1867, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from The Painted Windows of Glasgow Cathedral: A Series of Forty-Three Photographs. Courtesy of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1564-240)

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Canoe and Horn In Situ, as Found in Trench. River-side Quay Wall, Stobcross</em>, 1875, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print. Courtesy of the Glasgow Life (Glasgow City Archives) on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: Glasgow City Archives

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Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, 1877, Thomas Annan, albumen silver print, from Photographic Views of Loch Katrine. The J. Paul Getty Museum

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