The Photographs of Reagan Louie

Sex Work in Asia

The Photographs of Reagan Louie

Reagan Louie
Bangkok, 1999
Chromogenic development print
Courtesy of the artist
© Reagan Louie

September 04 - December 07, 2003

The Photographs of Reagan Louie presents an artist's candid and complex study of the contemporary Asian sex industry. With subjects ranging from Thai sex emporiums to Japanese image clubs to Taiwanese betel nut stands, Louie's pictures explore this thriving trade and the fantasies it nourishes. More than 70 color photographs by Louie are accompanied by a context show of 50 related images selected by the artist from the SFMOMA collection.

Please note: This exhibition contains sexually explicit images that may not be appropriate for all viewers. SFMOMA recommends that adults preview the exhibition before sharing it with children.

The Photographs of Reagan Louie: Sex Work in Asia was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.