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Photography from the Permanent Collection: Luis González Palma

01 November 2018 – 27 February 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma is known for his stunning photographs of the Indigenous peoples of his country.

Crafted in traditional photographic processes, his portraits appear as though they were made decades ago, but his subjects are of the present.

 

Palma's handling of the camera parallels the mindset of the earliest photographers who embraced the medium’s magical qualities, aspiring to affect a visual representation nearing spiritual, essential revelation.

 

 

All works on view are gifts of Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Kennedy.

This exhibition is open for viewing in the "Chase Wing, Chase Ramp" at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

 

Credits: Luis Gonzalez Palma, From the El Circo Portfolio, 1998, platinum print, edition 2/2, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Kennedy