Manuel Alvarez Bravo
The third annual San Francisco Photographic Print Exposition. 65 galleries and private dealers from the U.S and Europe will present the finest photographic art dating from 19th century to the most cutting edge contemporary photography. Last year's event attracted nearly 4000 visitors and more are expected this year.
Photo San Francisco, the third annual San Francisco Photographic Print Exposition will
be held July 25-28, 2002 at the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center.
65 galleries and private dealers from the U.S and Europe will present the finest photographic art dating from 19th century to the most cutting edge contemporary photography. Last year's event attracted nearly 4000 visitors and more are expected this year.
Collectors, curators, and photographers will have an extraordinary opportunity to view thousands of images. The fair is organized by Stephen Cohen, organizer of photo l.a., the Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition which celebrated it's eleventh year in January.
Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Sebastian Salgado, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Edward Weston and many others will be exhibited for sale. A special exhibition of photographs by silent film legend Harold Lloyd, (including his seminal 3-d images) will be on display.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
The opening night reception will be held Thursday, July 25th from 6-9pm for the benefit of The Fort Mason Center's Historic Preservation Fund. Fort Mason Center is one of San Francisco's most recognizable destinations. Previously an active military facility, Fort Mason Center is now a thriving cultural center within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The proceeds will go towards enabling The Fort Mason Foundation to maintain and preserve this national historic landmark.
Photographer Michael Kenna has generously donated two editions of photographs taken at Ft. Mason to the Fund. Proceeds from the sale of the Kenna photographs will benefit The Fort Mason Center's Historic Preservation Fund. They are available for a $800 donation. For information on purchasing this print please call Karen Watt at 415-345-7550.
The benefit opening will be held Thursday July 25th from 6-9pm. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the door the evening of the event, or at The Fort Mason Center Box Office prior to the event. The box office phone number is 415 345-7575.
Noted photographer Michael Kenna will deliver a lecture in the Golden Gate Room, of the Conference Center in Landmark Building A. Advance reservations are recommended. Saturday July 27th, 10:00 am. He will sign copies of his books immediately after the lecture.
Michael Kenna's photographs are striking images often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night that concentrate on the interaction between natural landscapes and human-made structures. The absence of human presence transforms familiar places into quiet dream-like images. He is widely acclaimed as a master printer and has produced many monographs, most recently: Impossible To Forget & Easter Island.
Demystifying Digital: Mixing Traditional & Digital Processes in Fine Arts
Historically, photography has always been a hybrid marriage of technology from the Daguerrotype forward; now the growing use of pixels in relation to film offers powerful new photographic controls which ensure predictability, repeatability and greater aesthetic attention to accuracy of the photographer's intent in image making.
Robert MacKimmie, Imaging Specialist at Pictopia.com, will speak on the digital processes and the many hybrid relationships today, which combine traditional photographic process with computer technology, resulting in fine art photography. By identifying various distinctions within the digital photography technology space, Robert will discuss the credibility and lasting integrity of fine art photography and how we can discern which processes to dismiss as consumer-based, which printing techniques may be sanctioned by the collecting art community and those processes which maintain the veracity and archival lifespan of the traditional photographic medium. Robert will direct his presentation to photographers, collectors and gallery owners facing myriad of swirling information regarding the collision of the terms "digital" and "photography." Misperception looms larger than fact, and the flood of consumer digital cameras tends to promote alarm, suggesting the inevitability of traditional photography's demise. Saturday, July 27th, 3:00 pm.
Those wishing to have a private viewing of the exposition with experts in collecting can register for a collecting seminar held before public hours. On-site Collecting Seminarswill be held with W.M. Hunt, Daile Kaplan and Leland Rice. The cost of the seminars are $ 60/person and include a 3 day pass. Reservations should be made in advance as enrollment is limited and. All collecting seminars are held in the Herbst Pavilion.
W.M. Hunt is the Director of Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City. He is a champion of photography: collector, curator and consultant. He is a teacher at the School of Visual Arts and frequent lecturer on collecting. For Photo District News, he organizes and moderates the Your Picture series of seminars at the PhotoPlus Expos. He is on the Advisory Board for the Center for Photography at Woodstock and APERTURE, and he is the former Chairman of Photographers+Friends United Against AIDS. Friday, July 26th at 9:30 am.
Leland Rice has been a photographer, indpendent curator and educator for over thirty years. He has been collecting photographs since 1970 and he is an authority on photography and modernism. Rice curated Photographs of Moholy-Nagy, the first major American exhibition of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's photographs and photograms, which traveled to museums from 1975 through 1979 and was accompanied by his catalogue. Rice participated in the J. Paul Getty Museum's 1995 colloquium on Moholy-Nagy, published in the same year by the Getty as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Leland Rice has also curated major museum exhibitions with publications of photography by Herbert Bayer, Frederick Sommer and Frances Benjamin Johnston. He taught photography at the College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland (where he founded the photography department); in Southern California at Pomona College, UCLA and USC; and Philadelphia's Tyler School of Art. Leland Rice has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sunday, July 29th at 9:30 am
Daile Kaplan, a former photographer, is Vice President and Director of Photographs at Swann Galleries, New York's oldest specialty auction house. Since 1998 she has also been the photographs expert on the nationally acclaimed Antiques Roadshow. The author of books on Lewis Hine and Albert Arthur Allen, Kaplan is currently curating an exhibition for Canada's Art Gallery of Ontario opening next spring that will examine the convergence of photography and popular culture. Saturday, July 27th, 9:30 am.
Changes in the Market: A Panel Discussion of Challenges and Opportunities for Private, Institutional and Corporate Collecting
A panel of specialists in the field of fine art and historical photographs will explore the notable changes in the market that have occurred in recent years. The dynamics of auctions, galleries and the internet will be explored in acquiring and de-accessioning photographs with the intent of describing the challenges and the opportunities for collectors in the private, institutional and corporate arenas. Saturday, July 27th, 1:00 pm.
Dale W. Stulz, the panel moderator, has been involved in the field of fine art and historical photographs in a variety of capacities for over 27 years. He founded the photographs department at Christie's New York in 1978. For the past 17 years Stulz has been an independent appraiser, consultant and auctioneer. His clients include corporate, institutional and private collectors.
Frish Brandt is Director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, among the leading galleries worldwide, specializing in important vintage work spanning the history of the medium as well as significant contemporary photography-based works. Fraenkel Gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and the Art Dealers Association of America. Ms. Brandt is active in a number of Bay Area arts organizations and serves on the Advisory Board of San Francisco Camerawork. She co-authored the recent publication I'm Still Living: 30 Wacky Postcards published by Chronicle Books.
Tom Meyer is a private dealer specializing in fine art photographs based in San Francisco. He was co-owner of Grapestake Gallery which was active from1974 to 1984, the gallery among the first internationally to present an exhibition program in which contemporary painting, sculpture and photographs were shown in an interactive context. Meyer has been a board member of San Francisco Camerawork since 1987 and is currently its president. He is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.
Alex Novak is proprietor of Vintage Works based in Chalfont, PA. He publishes the informative E-Photo Newsletter and is CEO of the multi-dealer I Photo Central web site which currently offers more quality photographs than any other site. Novak is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and and exhibitor at Photo San Francisco.
Gary Sokol is a private collector who has been actively acquiring photographs since 1989. His collection emphasizes both American and European Modernism and early French and British photography. Sokol serves as Co-Chair of the Photography Committee for the American Friends of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He is also a member of the photography accessions committee at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Daile Kaplan, a former photographer, is Vice President and Director of Photographs at Swann Galleries, New York's oldest specialty auction house. Since 1998 she has also been the photographs expert on the nationally acclaimed Antiques Roadshow. The author of books on Lewis Hine and Albert Arthur Allen, Kaplan is currently curating an exhibition for Canada's Art Gallery of Ontario opening next spring that will examine the convergence of photography and popular culture.
For more information call the Stephen Cohen Gallery (323) 937-5525
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Fort Mason Pier Three and Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, 2002
Thursday, July 25th
Opening Night Reception: 6 - 9 pm
Benefiting The Fort Mason Center's Historic Preservation Fund
Friday, July 26th
Public Hours: noon - 7 pm
Collecting Seminar with W.M. Hunt: 9:30 am
Saturday, July 27th
Public Hours: noon - 7pm
Collecting Seminar with Daile Kaplan: 9:30 am
Michael Kenna Lecture: 10 am *
Panel Discussion: 1 pm*
Demystifying Digital Lecture: 3 pm*
* Golden Gate Room, Landmark Building A
Sunday, July 28th
Public Hours: noon - 6 pm
Collecting Seminar with Leland Rice : 9:30 am
$15 One-day pass: Friday, Saturday or Sunday
$25 Three-day pass
$5 Michael Kenna Lecture
$5 Panel Discussion
$5 Demystifying Digital Lecture
$60 Collecting Seminars - a 3-day pass is included in the fee (per person/per seminar).
$40 Opening Night Benefit
Tom Arndt (artist booth)
Black & White Magazine
June Bateman Gallery
Joseph Bellows Gallery
Center for Photographic Art
John Cleary Gallery
Stephen Cohen Gallery
Czech Center for Photography
Stephen Daiter Gallery
Michael Dawson Gallery
Nicole Dintaman Gallery
Gary Edwards Gallery
Peter Fetterman Works of Art
Freddie Fong Contemporary Art
Gordon's/Martin Gordon, Inc.
Pilar Graves Fine Art
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Charles A. Hartman Gallery
Paul Hertzmann, Inc.
Steven Kasher Gallery
Paul Kopeikin Gallery
Marilyn: Before & After (artist booth)
Lee Marks Fine Art
Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs
Scott Nichols Gallery
Northern Light Gallery
Yancey Richardson Gallery
Solomon Fine Art
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Barry Singer Gallery
Andy Summers (artist booth)
Robert Tat Fine Photographs
Twin Palms Publishers
Vintage Works, Ltd.
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs
Winter Works on Paper
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco