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    Have you heard? Come 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States.
Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the story→
Michael Jang’s untitled photograph (pictured here) from 1972-73 is one of more than 1,000 photographs promised as gifts to SFMOMA’s permanent collection, which the public will be able to enjoy in many new ways thanks to our new photography center.

    Have you heard? Come 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States.

    Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the story→

    Michael Jang’s untitled photograph (pictured here) from 1972-73 is one of more than 1,000 photographs promised as gifts to SFMOMA’s permanent collection, which the public will be able to enjoy in many new ways thanks to our new photography center.

    Posted on Thursday, April 17th 2014

    “Hate crimes have become a binding factor for the LGBTI communities. We come together to either give support, or to confirm that somebody has been killed. Then that person becomes a statistic… and what do we do about it? We have to document.” - Zanele MuholiIn photographing her community, artist Zanele Muholi is practicing “visual activism.” Hear about her practice one week from tonight at SFJAZZ→

    “Hate crimes have become a binding factor for the LGBTI communities. We come together to either give support, or to confirm that somebody has been killed. Then that person becomes a statistic… and what do we do about it? We have to document.” - Zanele Muholi

    In photographing her community, artist Zanele Muholi is practicing “visual activism.” Hear about her practice one week from tonight at SFJAZZ→

    Posted on Wednesday, March 5th 2014

    "I want to be counted in South African history. [This means] that I have to write that part of history."In her photographs, artist Zanele Muholi faces social injustice head on. Best known for her photographic series Faces and Phases, featuring black members of the LGBTI community, Muholi challenges stereotypes of black female sexual identity through what she calls “visual activism.” Join us on 3/12 at SFJAZZ to hear from Muholi in person→

    "I want to be counted in South African history. [This means] that I have to write that part of history."

    In her photographs, artist Zanele Muholi faces social injustice head on. Best known for her photographic series Faces and Phases, featuring black members of the LGBTI community, Muholi challenges stereotypes of black female sexual identity through what she calls “visual activism.” 

    Join us on 3/12 at SFJAZZ to hear from Muholi in person→

    Posted on Sunday, March 2nd 2014

    Photographer Zanele Muholi’s series Faces and Phases gives a history to the black lesbians in her community. While each woman is pictured as an individual, the portraits are meant to be displayed together, celebrating the collective experience of the women. As Muholi says, “We are connected by photography.”Join SFMOMA and artist Zanele Muholi for an artist talk at SFJAZZ on 3/12→

    Photographer Zanele Muholi’s series Faces and Phases gives a history to the black lesbians in her community. While each woman is pictured as an individual, the portraits are meant to be displayed together, celebrating the collective experience of the women. As Muholi says, “We are connected by photography.”

    Join SFMOMA and artist Zanele Muholi for an artist talk at SFJAZZ on 3/12→

    Posted on Sunday, February 16th 2014

    Whether it is for gold or citrus or celebrity, California has always attracted dreamers and prospectors. What is so fascinating about the most recent rush in Silicon Valley is that the harvest is invisible − the gold is in the cloud.– Photographer Alec Soth on documenting Silicon Valley for our upcoming exhibition, Project Los Altos.Image: Alec Soth, “Facebook main campus, Menlo Park” (2013)

    Whether it is for gold or citrus or celebrity, California has always attracted dreamers and prospectors. What is so fascinating about the most recent rush in Silicon Valley is that the harvest is invisible − the gold is in the cloud.

    – Photographer Alec Soth on documenting Silicon Valley for our upcoming exhibition, Project Los Altos.

    Image: Alec Soth, “Facebook main campus, Menlo Park” (2013)

    Posted on Sunday, November 3rd 2013