Foto Forum

Passionate about Photography

Foto Forum is an art interest group for diverse individuals who share a passion for photography and a desire to see it grow at the museum. The group's members include collectors, photographers, arts professionals, scholars, and aficionados at all levels of experience.

Foto Forum provides its members with access to SFMOMA's photography curators, contemporary artists, Bay Area galleries, photography dealers, and photographic historians. The group provides unique opportunities to meet others who are interested in photography and socialize in a comfortable and informal setting.

Foto Forum strengthens SFMOMA's rich photography program by providing direct financial support for exhibitions and the purchase of photographs for the museum's collection. Members' dues are $500 per year and represent a significant contribution to the photography department's acquisition budget. Foto Forum membership also requires an SFMOMA membership at the Supporting level ($250) or higher.

Lee Friedlander, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 1986; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Foto Forum Fund purchase and anonymous gift; © Lee Friedlander

From September through June each year, Foto Forum presents a variety of programs related to all types of photography. The range of events offered may include:

SFMOMA will be on the go until early 2016, while our expansion is under construction; Foto Forum events will take place off site at other Bay Area arts organizations and institutions.

The fastest way to join or renew is online. You'll be asked to log in or create an account.



For more information contact the Foto Forum Coordinator at 415.357.4160 or