$15,000 toward an exhibition on the photographer with accompanying catalogue and related public programs, organized by museum curator Carolyn Peter. Swope was a free-lance photograher for Life magazine in addition to being a prominent figure in Los Angeles’ art scene from the 1930s through the 1960s. Perhaps better known for his behind-the-scenes photography of 1930s Hollywood, Swope also created a body of work on location in Japan at the end of WWII, which poignantly documents the devastations of war with great sensitivity and humanity.
Armand Hammer Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA