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Blurbarians, you’re a generous bunch and when you send great info along, we love to share it. So, in that spirit, here’s a tip on a great exhibit from Bonnie M., fellow Blurbarian. Here goes:

If you find yourself in the Los Angeles area anytime between now and November 14, don’t miss “Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties” at the Getty Center.

The exhibit showcases photo essays ranging from the poignant to the chilling by such luminaries as Leonard Freed, Philip Jones Griffiths, and Mary Ellen Mark. Especially stunning is James Nachtwey’s “Sacrifice,” a mammoth collage of bloodied and mangled soldiers in Iraq undergoing treatment in trauma centers.

The Getty is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, closed Mondays; admission is free.
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Thanks, Bonnie. We’d like to add that there are many fine books by “engaged observers” in the Blurb Bookstore. A few of our favorites include My Brother’s War, Ian Fisher: American Soldier, and even though it’s not a photography book, Boots on the Ground by Dusk.

By the way, if there are exhibits in your town that we need to know about, by all means, send the info along and if we can, we’ll post the info.

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