Changes in Photography: Three Symposia

Three SFMOMA curators reflect on changes in the field of photography through the lens of the museum’s photography symposia series.

In 2010, SFMOMA organized Is Photography Over?, the first of three symposia made possible by the Fraenkel Gallery Fund for New Studies in Photography. It was followed by Bearing Witness (2014) and The Photographic Event (2016). Together, these programs explored issues facing the practice and perception of photography, including the rise of digital photographs, the role of museums, citizen journalism, as well as the ways that images circulate in contemporary societies.

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