Los Angeles

“Photography from Five Years of Space”

Long Beach Museum of Art

Covering the first five years of NASA’s activity, these photographs are of primarily documentary historical interest. Photographers Allan Gould, Maurice Louis, A.C. Summerville, and George Tames have captured almost all aspects of the space program in their primarily color photos, from genre training pictures to typical rocket blast-offs to scenes featuring various mechanical devices. There’s even an arty shot here and there, such as Bugeyed in the Blockhouse, an oval, distorted view. But these are too few and far between.

Charlene Steen