75 Reasons to Live: Rachel Rosen on Eadweard Muybridge’s Panorama of Francisco from California Street Hill
Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, on Eadweard Muybridge’s Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill (1877). She comments on Muybridge’s technical and artistic achievements, pointing out that the 360-degree panorama is “not a snapshot of a place in time, but a portrayal of a place through time.“Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA’s three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.