PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2018 opening night to benefit photography program at SFMOMA | PHOTOFAIRS

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2018 opening night to benefit photography program at SFMOMA

© TAMMY RAE CARLAND, Smoke Screen, 2013. Courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco)


PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco’s opening night will take place on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the iconic Fort Mason Center situated on the San Francisco Bay. It will raise funds to add photographic works to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. 

The fair will open to collectors, curators and the public from February 23-25 and will offer contemporary photography and moving image by emerging and internationally recognized artists, many never seen before in the Bay Area.

PHOTOFAIRS’ Artistic Director Alexander Montague-Sparey adds: “PHOTOFAIRS is honored to partner with SFMOMA, home of the largest space permanently dedicated to the display, study and interpretation of photography at any art museum in the United States. With this partnership and our selection of international galleries who participate in our Shanghai and San Francisco editions, we can continue to lead the conversation around collectible contemporary photography in the Asia Pacific region." 

Sarah Shepard, Fair Director of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, adds: The partnership with SFMOMA creates for us a meaningful relationship with an institution dedicated to supporting photography and community. Our cutting-edge exhibitions and talks program will further contextualize the medium with the help of leading dealers, curators and collectors alike." 

Galleries already confirmed for PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco’s 2018 edition include: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York), Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York & Zurich), KLV projects (Vienna), Upfor (Portland), Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam), and Christine Park Gallery (London, New York)

Robert Mann Gallery (New York) and PACE Gallery (New York, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Seoul and Beijing) return to the San Francisco fair after both presenting work at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai which closed to strong sales on September 10, 2017. 

The 2017 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco brought together 34 leading galleries and attracted over 11,000 collectors and curators. The full gallery list and public program will be announced later this year.