Exposed

Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870

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Harry Callahan, Atlanta, 1984; dye transfer print; Collection SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Harry Callahan

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Garry Winogrand, New York, 1969; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, fractional and promised gift of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein; © Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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Shizuka Yokomizo, Stranger No. 2, 1999, chromogenic print; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Shizuka Yokomizo

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Georges Dudognon, Greta Garbo in the Club St. Germain, ca. 1950s; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Foto Forum purchase; © Georges Dudognon

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United Press International, Suffolk, Virginia, Race Confrontation, May 6, 1964, 1964; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Erich Salomon, Hague Conference, 1930; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, promised gift of Paul Sack to the Sack Photographic Trust of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Tom Howard, The Electrocution of Ruth Snyder, 1928; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase

October 30, 2010 - April 17, 2011

Investigating the shifting boundaries between seeing and spying, the private act and the public image, Exposed challenges us to consider how the camera has transformed the very nature of looking. Bringing together historical and contemporary photographs, films, and video works by both unknown photographers and internationally renowned artists, this provocative exhibition examines some of the camera's most unsettling uses, including pornography, surveillance, stalking celebrity, and witnessing violence. Exposed poses compelling and urgent questions about who is looking at whom, and why.

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Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern. Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Trellis Fund and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation. Generous support is provided by Linda and Jon Gruber. Additional support is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher, Nion McEvoy, Kate and Wesley Mitchell, Susan Swig, Lucinda Watson, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy/Consulate of France in San Francisco.