Public Print Viewing

Spotlight: The Keystone View Company


California Museum of Photography

May 28, 2016


Print Viewing, Culver Atrium

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12pm - 3pm

Free and open to the public

On Saturday May 28, from 12:00-3:00pm the University of California, Riverside’s ARTSblock will host a free print viewing, open to the public. The viewing will feature stereographs from the Keystone View Company, one of world’s largest producers of stereo views at the turn of the century. Combining photography with text, stereographs were intended to replace the actual experience of traveling by offering glimpses into the world outside of the United States. The Keystone View Company shaped the American public into passive viewers through the perspective of one photographer and a systematic control of information that embodied prevailing socio-political understandings of the period. We invite visitors to come by and consider the ideological implications embedded in the use of these materials.


Spotlight: The Keystone View Company is organized by Sara Greenberg, Gluck History of Art Fellow at UCR.