Author Paul Martineau to Discuss Fashion Photographer Paul Outerbridge

March 1, 2019  | 1 min read

Paul MartineauPaul Martineau, author of the book Paul Outerbridge: Command Performances and associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, will explore Payson Library’s current exhibit, Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948-1955. The lecture will take place in the Surfboard Room at Payson Library on Monday, March 4, at 6 PM.

Martineau will draw upon his knowledge of the celebrated photographer’s history, as well as his own experiences as a museum curator, to discuss the artwork on display and provide insights into its cultural impact.

Outerbridge was a 20th century American photographer, famous for his pioneering experiments with color photography. His use of Modernist aesthetic principles caught the attention of editors while he was still a student at Columbia University and, within a year, his work was being published in Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines. The exhibit at Pepperdine showcases photos Outerbridge took later in life while crossing between California and Mexico, documenting the color and boldness of midcentury life.

For additional information about this event, visit the Pepperdine Libraries website.