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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

    Join Stephen Shore and Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography, on April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of SF!
Photographer Stephen Shore is a pioneer in the use of color photography and was a friend of Andy Warhol. A prodigy whose images have endured, his work continues to challenge. His latest collection, From Galilee to the Negev, explores the complexities and contradictions of Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank.
 Use the promo code SFMOMA to receive 25% off tickets!

    Join Stephen Shore and Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography, on April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of SF!

    Photographer Stephen Shore is a pioneer in the use of color photography and was a friend of Andy Warhol. A prodigy whose images have endured, his work continues to challenge. His latest collection, From Galilee to the Negev, explores the complexities and contradictions of Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank.

    Use the promo code SFMOMA to receive 25% off tickets!

    Posted on Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Dorothea Lange, Funeral Cortege, End of an Era in a Small Valley Town, California; 1938; printed ca.1959; gelatin silver print; 11 1/8 in. x 10 in. (28.26 cm x 25.4 cm); Collection SFMOMA Hal Fischer, Street Fashion: Basic Gay, from the series Gay Semiotics, 1977; gelatin silver print; 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; Larry Sultan, Isleton, from the series Homeland, 2009; chromogenic print; 56 in. x 68 in. (142.24 cm x 172.72 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Kate and Wes Mitchell; © Estate of Larry Sultan

    BIG NEWS: when our building reopens in 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States!

    · The just-announced Pritzker Center for Photography will allow us to nearly triple the number of permanent collection photographs that are shown at SFMOMA each year.

    · The center will feature new special exhibition and enhanced permanent collection galleries, an innovative activity-based interpretive center, and a state-of-the-art print study center.

    · As we further expand our commitment to the medium of photography, we are also pleased to announce that our photography collection has grown by more than 500 works since our last Collections Campaign update in 2012 [LINK], bringing the grand total to more than 17,000 works – our largest collection in any medium.

    · Representing the pioneering spirit and deep history of our photography program, the Pritzker Center for Photography will make SFMOMA a global destination for anyone with an interest in the medium.

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    Posted on Thursday, April 10th 2014

    "It used to be a quite peculiar habit to take photographs every day. Now it’s something that huge amounts of people do, in war situations or otherwise."A new post on SFMOMA’s Open Space about war photography, its subjects and forms→RELATED: tune in for Bearing Witness, a symposium considering how photography matters now more than ever, on Sunday!
Image: Trevor Paglen, They Watch the Moon (2010)

    "It used to be a quite peculiar habit to take photographs every day. Now it’s something that huge amounts of people do, in war situations or otherwise."

    A new post on SFMOMA’s Open Space about war photography, its subjects and forms→

    RELATED: tune in for Bearing Witness, a symposium considering how photography matters now more than ever, on Sunday!

    Image: Trevor Paglen, They Watch the Moon (2010)

    Posted on Wednesday, March 12th 2014

    As we gear up for Bearing Witness, a photography symposium featuring participants such as Mike Krieger of Instagram and Kathy Ryan of The New York Times Magazine (see the full list of participants and RSVP to watch the live stream here), it feels like a perfect moment to highlight the current state of photography through the submissions of artwork from you, our creative online community.
This week, we invite you to submit your original photographs for #SubmissionFriday!

    As we gear up for Bearing Witness, a photography symposium featuring participants such as Mike Krieger of Instagram and Kathy Ryan of The New York Times Magazine (see the full list of participants and RSVP to watch the live stream here), it feels like a perfect moment to highlight the current state of photography through the submissions of artwork from you, our creative online community.

    This week, we invite you to submit your original photographs for #SubmissionFriday!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 12th 2014

    How have social media, digital cameras, and amateur photojournalism altered the way photographs capture the everyday, define current events, and steer social and political movements?

    These ideas will be discussed a week from today at Bearing Witness, a photography symposium convened by SFMOMA with leaders in the field of photography from Instagram, Wired, The New York Times, Magnum Photos, and Yale University.

    RSVP to watch the live stream 

    Posted on Sunday, March 9th 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