Pier 24 Photography

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Pier 24 Photography
Established 2010; 8 years ago (2010)
Location Pier 24, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′21″N 122°23′16″W / 37.7891323°N 122.3877268°W / 37.7891323; -122.3877268
Type Photography, Art, Nonprofit organization
Visitors Free by Appointment
Founder Andrew Pilara and Mary Pilara
Director Christopher McCall
Public transit access Muni:
Folson & Embarcadero Station
Lines
B.A.R.T.:
Embarcadero Station
Nearest parking Pier 30 Parking Lot
Harrison & Embarcadero
Website www.pier24.org

Pier 24 Photography is a non-profit art museum located on the Port of San Francisco directly under the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The organization houses the permanent collection of the Pilara Foundation, which collects, preserves and exhibits photography.[1][2] It produces exhibitions, publications, and public programs.[3] Pier 24 Photography is the largest exhibition space in the world dedicated solely to photography.[4][5]

Collection[edit]

Revelations – the Diane Arbus retrospective organized by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2003 – inspired the purchase of the Pilara Foundation’s first photograph, a portrait from her "Untitled" series.[6] The collection has grown to over 4,000 works spanning the history of the medium and its international breadth. At the collection’s core are those photographers first exhibited in two seminal twentieth century exhibitions: New Documents (1967) at the Museum of Modern Art and New Topographics (1975) at George Eastman Museum. In recent years, the Foundation has collected more emerging photographers in depth, developing holdings that reflect evolving practices within the medium.[7][8]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Pier 24: The Inaugural Exhibition, March 16, 2010 – June 16, 2010[9]
  • From the Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher, September 16, 2010 – February 28, 2011[10]
  • Here., May 23, 2011 – January 31, 2012[11][12]
  • About Face, May 15, 2012 – April 30, 2013[13]
  • A Sense of Place, July 1, 2013 – May 30, 2014[14][15]
  • Secondhand, August 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015[16][17]
  • The Whiteness of the Whale, August 3, 2015 – February 29, 2016[18][19][20]
  • Collected, May 2, 2016 – January 31, 2017[21][22]
  • The Grain of the Present, April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018[23]

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program[edit]

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is a collaboration between Pier 24 Photography, California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art created in honor of the influential Bay Area photographer and educator, Larry Sultan.[24] Each year, the program brings six international artists to San Francisco. During their visits, artists provide a free lecture open to the public. They also work with graduate students at California College of the Arts, mentoring them in the studio and taking them on citywide fieldtrips.[25][26]

Visiting artists[edit]

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Larry Sultan Photography Award[edit]

In 2016, Pier 24 Photography in partnership with California College of the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art launched the Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award includes a six- to ten-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and a $10,000 cash award.[41]

Recipients[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Here., San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9839917-0-0. Exhibition guide.
  • About Face, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9839917-1-7. Exhibition guide.
  • A Sense of Place, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9839917-3-1. Exhibition guide.
  • About Face. San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9839917-2-4. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 1000 copies. With forewords by Christopher McCall, and Richard Avedon (from In The American West), an introduction by Philip Gefter, and texts by Sandra S. Phillips, and Ulrike Schneider.
  • Secondhand, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9839917-5-5. Exhibition guide.
  • A Sense of Place, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9839917-4-8. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 1000 copies.
  • Conversations: Secondhand, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9839917-7-9.
  • Paul Graham: The Whitness of the Whale, London: Mack; San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, 2015. ISBN 978-1-91016-432-7.
  • Day for Night Photographs by Richard Learoyd, New York: Aperture; San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, 2015.[44][45] ISBN 978-1-59711-329-8.
  • Rochester 585/716: A Postcard from America Project, New York: Aperture; San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, 2015.[46] ISBN 978-1-59711-340-3. Edition of 1000 copies.
  • Collected, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9839917-8-6. Exhibition guide.
  • Secondhand, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9839917-6-2. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 1000 copies.
  • Collected, San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9972432-0-8 Exhibition Catalog. Edition of 1000 copies.
  • The Grain of the Present, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9972432-1-5. Exhibition guide.
  • John Chiara: California, New York: Aperture; San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, 2017. ISBN 978-1597114233
  • The Grain of the Present, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2017. ISBN 978-1-59711-000-6. Exhibition Catalog. Edition of 1000 copies.

The building[edit]

Nelson Steamship Company - Pier 24 San Francisco

Located just south of the Ferry Building on the Port of San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography is housed in the Pier 24 annex. Originally designed to connect Piers 24 and Pier 26, the Pier 24 annex was originally built to be a 28,000 square foot cargo shed for truck side loading. Pier 24 was constructed between 1912 and 1916, and the annex followed in 1935-36. Several businesses were housed in Pier 24 annex over the twentieth century, including Nelson Steamship Company, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and Williams, Diamond & Company. The principal cargo stored by these companies included sugar, copra, vanilla, whale oil, and hides. Pier 24 was demolished after its transit shed and bulkhead caught fire in 1997. While the last remnants of Pier 24’s substructure were fully demolished in 2004, the Pier 24 annex remained intact.

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