Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis
January 26, 2019 – April 21, 2019
American photographer, LeRoy Grannis documented the evolution of surfing from its humble beginnings that grew into a global sport and lifestyle, witnessing first-hand its epochal development in the history of American surf culture. Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis is the first West Coast museum presentation of the artist’s work. Organized by the Long Beach Museum of Art, the exhibition explores Grannis’s mastery in the medium and his ability to capture iconic images that played a profound role in shaping the world of surfing during its golden age of the 1960s and the ‘70s.
Image caption: LeRoy Grannis, Mob Scene, Sunset Beach, 1967, chromogenic print