This exhibition presents work by three American photographers in The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University who used the camera to observe the public lives of others. John Gutmann documented the spectrum of American society with an eye for the absurd and grotesque. Wright Morris created a photographic portrait of his relations. Helen Levitt captured the drama of Manhattan's Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem.
This three-person exhibition considers the works of photographers John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris, three giants of their time. Drawn from The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, these works consider the everyday 20th century life, across the American landscape.