MICHAEL LIGHT, Downtown Los Angeles, 2004; from LA 02.12.04; 20 x 24 in., pigment print. Edition of 20.
This image by Michael Light is the cover of his 36 x 44” handmade book produced in an edition of 8, titled LA 02.12.04, which was acquired by the Getty and the UCLA rare book collection. The image is part of Light’s aerial photographic work, which examines both the larger geological spaces and fast-paced urban growth of the arid American West. Light’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, published globally, and collected by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Getty Research Library, The New York Public Library, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others.