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Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s
Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s

His unblinking yet compassionate photographs in the 1950s and '60s documented Los Angeles' beat culture and emerging art scene, the civil rights movement here and in the Deep South, the Black Panthers and antiwar protests. Yet Charles Brittin was relatively unknown. Sidelined by declining health beginning in the '70s, he faded from the scene as documentary photographers were first being recognized as artists, said Andrew Perchuk, deputy director of the Getty Research Institute, which holds Brittin's photographic archive. "He was an absolutely critical figure in Los Angeles, because he was at the intersection of so many things that were happening," Perchuk...

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