In the Sunshine of Neglect

Defining Photographs And Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 To The Present


California Museum of Photography

January 19 - April 28, 2019


Winter Opening Reception

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6pm - 8pm



Imaginative experiment, open-eyed freedom, and personal odyssey. These are the subjects of In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present. Extreme freedoms are found at the margins. Inland Southern California is a region of four million people, but it is also a periphery on the edge of the LA basin. Consequently, established photographic artists and rising experimentalists have long used the area as a laboratory for experiment. In the Sunshine of Neglect is the first exhibition to survey this remarkable history. Along the way, these artists also present a statement of identity for an entire region.

The exhibition features work by fifty-four artists. It is being held concurrently at the California Museum of Photography and Riverside Art Museum, with a full-scale catalogue published by Inlandia Institute. Artists: Kim Abeles, Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Yolanda Andrade, Lewis Baltz, Noah Berger, Laurie Brown, Rachel Bujalski, Judy Chicago, Will Connell, Joe Deal, Lewis deSoto, John Divola, Bystedt & Egan, Christina Fernandez, Judy Fiskin, J. Bennett Fitts, Robbert Flick, Corina Gamma, Anthony Hernandez, Ellen Jantzen, Ron Jude, Hannah Karsen, Sant Khalsa, Meg Madison, Tony Maher, Alia Malley, Ken Marchionno, Douglas McCulloh, Thomas McGovern , Mark McKnight, Kurt Miller, Richard Misrach, Chelsea Mosher, Kenda North, Naida Osline, Stuart Palley, Leopoldo Peña, Ryan Perez, Herb Quick, Mark Ruwedel, Allan Sekula, Julie Shafer, John S. Shelton, Julius Shulman, Joel Sternfeld, Kim Stringfellow, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan, Andrew K. Thompson, Brett Van Ort, Aashanique Wilson. Curated by Douglas McCulloh.

Image: Lewis deSoto, Tahualtapa, Hill of the Ravens, 1983-1988. Collection of the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS.



Curator: Douglas McCulloh