Exhibit of Photos from the Czech Republic, 1930s – 1960s

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I saw a couple of interesting exhibitions recently at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. One exhibit, titled “Collective Restraint: Four Decades of Czech Photography,” shows how photographers responded to challenges presented by the political environment during the 1930s through the 1960s. The censorship that was in effect more often than not during this period forced artists to …

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibit at MOPA

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I took in an exhibit of powerful black-and-white photos by W. Eugene Smith this morning at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. The photos in the Jazz Loft Project exhibit are a study in light and dark with most of the photos being quite dark. One of the exhibit’s iconic photos, of saxophonist Zoot Sims, is a portrait reduced …