Sixty-five 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. The earliest professional images of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Andre de Dienes will be showcased, as will the photographs of Marilyn taken by Douglas Kirkland shortly before her death. Special exhibitions of the large scale work by documentary photographer Tom Arndt and the photography of Andy Summers, guitar player for the seminal rock band The Police will also be on display.
The opening night reception will be held Thursday, July 25th from 6-9pm for the benefit of The Fort Mason Center 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.Tickets for the benefit are forty dollars 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.
Michael Kenna will deliver a lecture on Saturday July 27th at 10 a.m. in the Golden Gate Room, of the Conference Center in Landmark Building A. Advance reservations are recommended. The lecture is $5/person. Call 323 937 5525 for reservations.
On-site Collecting Seminars will be held with: W.M. Hunt, collector, curator and director of photographs at the Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York; Daile Kaplan, Department of Photographs, Swann Auction Galleries in New York; Leland Rice, noted photographer, curator, collector and educator in the field for over thirty five years.
Exhibition hours are Friday, July 26th & Saturday, July 27th, noon–7pm. Sunday, July 28th, noon - 6pm. Tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a 3-day pass. Tickets can be bought at the door or through the Stephen Cohen Gallery. For more information call 323-937-5525 or visit our website at www.photosanfrancisco.net