Larry Sultan

April 1, 2010 - May 2, 2010

Larry Sultan

Swimming Lessons

Photographer Larry Sultan died on December 13, 2009, at the age of 63. For the month of April, a selection of original photographs from Sultan’s 1981 Blue Sky exhibition, Swimming Lessons, will be on display in Blue Sky’s Library and Resource Center. Sultan created this series of underwater images between 1978 and 1981 by submerging himself in a swimming pool and holding his breath until he took each picture. Blue Sky is exhibiting this work as a testament to Sultan’s notable career, and to publicly display some early prints by this influential photographer that are now held in private collections. For more on Larry Sultan, see the California College of the Arts’ online obituary.