Jorge Livia
Judy Dater (American, 1941-)
Not on View

Judy Dater contributed mightily to photography’s break-out moment from Modernism in the 1960s. One of a handful of female photographers from that period, her compelling and insightful photographs established a new model in portraiture especially as it concerned the traditional depiction of women, and the depiction of male subjects by a female artist.

The finely composed portrait of George Livia is the first male subject by Dater in the museum’s collection. Dater met her subject, as aspiring photographer himself, while teaching a workshop in Buenos Aires. He reciprocates our gaze with sincerity, intensity, even a romantic quality illustrative of the complexities that Dater coaxes from her subjects.


  • Artist Name: Judy Dater (American, 1941-)
  • Title: Jorge Livia
  • Date: 1996
  • Medium: gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist
  • Accession Number: PH.2010.2.1
  • Copyright: © Judy Dater

Object Information

Face It: The Photographic Portrait

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2014-04-04 to 2014-08-11
  • Judy Dater, Theresia de Vroom, Marilyn Symmes, Gloria Williams Sander, Donna Stein, Judy Dater: Only Human, 2018, plate 68 pp. 128 (ill.), 190

Additional Artwork by Artist

Anna, Pregnant Judy Dater 1968
At Napoleon's Tomb, Paris Judy Dater 1967
Looking Back, June Wayne Judy Dater 2006

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