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Minor White snaps into focus again in Getty Museum show
Minor White snaps into focus again in Getty Museum show

Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile? Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his star has fallen. The J. Paul Getty Museum thinks rehabilitation of White's reputation is very much in order. A retrospective of his lush, poetically evocative silver gelatin prints is on view through Oct. 19. It's the first such survey in a quarter-century, and it makes a very persuasive case. Among its 98 photographs and several artist's books are works usually housed in the artist's large archive at Princeton...