In the Sunshine of Neglect

Defining Photographs And Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 To The Present


California Museum of Photography

January 19 - April 21, 2019




Imaginative experiment, open-eyed freedom, and personal odyssey. These are the subjects of In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present. Extreme freedoms are found at the margins. Inland Southern California is a region of four million people, but it is also a periphery on the edge of the LA basin. Consequently, established photographic artists and rising experimentalists have long used the area as a laboratory for experiment. In the Sunshine of Neglect is the first exhibition to survey this remarkable history. Along the way, these artists also present a statement of identity for an entire region. The exhibition features work by more than thirty-five artists including Kim Abeles, Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, Laurie Brown, Judy Chicago, Joe Deal, Lewis deSoto, John Divola, Christina Fernandez, Judy Fiskin, Robbert Flick, Anthony Hernandez, Sant Khalsa, Richard Misrach, Chelsea Mosher, Kenda North, Mark Ruwedel, Allan Sekula, Julie Shafer, Julius Shulman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kim Stringfellow, Larry Sultan, and others. Curator: Douglas McCulloh Image: Noah Berger, Embers From the Blue Cut Fire, 2016 (detail). Courtesy of the artist.