Expanding the Legacy of San Francisco Photography

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

The Schwab Room

San Francisco has been a world-class center for photography since the 1850s, mere years after the medium's invention. The city has retained this stature over time, driven by innovative artists, public interest, local patrons, important art schools, and outstanding museums and galleries. How can San Francisco continue to grow as a center for photography? How will the city stay relevant in the global forum of photographic art? Panelists will explore what is currently happening and what needs to be done to ensure that San Francisco stays at the forefront of photography.


Frish Brandt, director, Fraenkel Gallery
David Mahoney, SFMOMA board member and collector
Nion McEvoy, SFMOMA board member and publisher
Richard Misrach, photographer
Moderator: Corey Keller, SFMOMA associate curator of photography

Proceeds from Art Sandwiched In benefit SFMOMA's unique exhibitions and public programming.

Special thanks to our wine sponsor, Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery.

Image: Carleton E. Watkins, Golden Gate, San Francisco, number 669, from the Pacific Coast series, 1867; collection Sack Photographic Trust of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art