Image: Larry Sultan, Thanksgiving, 1984
Posted on Thursday, November 28th 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
Spooky fact: SFMOMA’s collection includes a large body of work by Dr. William J. Pierce, an early photographer who attempted to capture spirits on film. See for yourself!
Image: Dr. William J. Pierce, “Spirit Photographs” (1903); Collection SFMOMA
Posted on Thursday, October 31st 2013
Posted on Wednesday, October 9th 2013
Today SFMOMA curator of photography Corey Keller responded to all sorts of questions for Ask a Curator Day on Twitter, and you can read the digestible transcript of the conversation here.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18th 2013
#AskaCurator Twitter chat alert! Have a question for Corey Keller, SFMOMA curator of photography?
Posted on Tuesday, September 17th 2013
FROM THE SFMOMA PRESS ROOM:
We are excited to announce a tour of two exhibitions drawn from SFMOMA’s internationally acclaimed photography collection that will travel to six cities throughout California. The traveling exhibitions—Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA and The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA—are a part of the museum’s extensive array of off-site programming taking place while our building is closed for expansion construction through early 2016.
For more information, read the full release.
Image: Alejandro Cartagena, Business in a Newly Built Suburb in Juarez, from the series Suburbia Mexicana, 2009
Posted on Friday, September 6th 2013
Geoff Fricker, Inner Tubes on Labor Day, Sacramento River, 1996; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Geoffrey Fricker
Posted on Monday, September 2nd 2013
A great and inspiring read for aspiring photographers.
Posted on Saturday, August 31st 2013
Time. Light. Time passes. Symmetry.
Image: Hiroshi Sugimoto, U.A. Playhouse, Great Neck, New York, 1978; printed 1979; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Mrs. Ferdinand C. Smith Fund purchase; © Hiroshi Sugimoto
Posted on Wednesday, August 14th 2013