October 14, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Wayne Thom is one of the leading architectural photographers of our time. Over the course of his 50-year career, which stretched from 1968 – 2015, he photographed more than 2,600 projects across the Western United States, Hawaii, and Southeast Asia. He was especially prolific in Southern California, where he based his practice, and where he became the preferred photographer for the region’s leading firms.

The exhibition showcases photographs from USC Libraries’ Wayne Thom Photography Collection, which the university acquired in 2015 and holds over 250,000 images and thousands of pages of other materials. The exhibition also features a digital interactive component that allows visitors to explore materials in the Wayne Thom Photography Collection. Titled “Wayne Thom 50/50” in reference to 50 standout projects completed over the course of his 50-year career, the interactive component emphasizes his breadth of practice that stretches beyond the Late Modern period.

This extensive visual record makes Wayne Thom one of the most important contributors to architecture culture in the post-WWII period.