Santa Barbara, CA
For over 40 years Campbell has documented the people and places she encounters in the everyday, on her travels, and at the political gatherings she frequents. Consequently, she has assembled a significant archive of photographs. This presentation will be focused on the individuals who caught her eye. As an inveterate observer, with an open, friendly nature, Campbell’s photographic practice has always been rooted in people: their way of life, struggles, and merriment.
This museum presentation includes never before seen images from some of Campbell’s well-known series including Cuba, New Orleans Mardi Gras, and political demonstrations. It also highlights early photographs of family, friends, and migrant workers from her time as a staff photographer with Cesar Chavez, hunters from Louisiana, and activists at the recent Women’s March in Los Angeles. About Face is complemented by a small installation of work by other photographers’ prints whose practices resonate with the artist’s, among them Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans.