Public Program | Photofairs

Public Program

The PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco Public Program brings together international figures from the art world to open up the conversation around current trends in contemporary photography and collecting.

Conversations features leading art world experts, artists, curators and collectors in a dynamic program of talks and panels. This program will examine key themes and ideas seen throughout PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco.  Highlights include: 

  • A Public Agenda, a conversation with David Benjamin Sherry, Artist; Nion McEvoy, Collector; and Kevin Moore, Curator. Presented by FotoFocus Cincinnati. 
  • An in-depth conversation with Matt Lipps, Artist, and Virginia Heckert, Curator & Department Head, Getty Museum
  • The Institutional Lens : Collecting Photography by Artists from Latin America with Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Shoair Mavlian, Former Associate Curator of Photography, Tate Modern, London and current Director, Photoworks (UK); Thyago Nogueira, Curator, Instituto Moreira Salles; Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute
  • Landscape Photography in a Time of Social Change with David Maisel, Artist; Christina Seely, Artist; and Julian Cox, Chief Curator

Insights | The Poetry of Silence: Meditation, Elegance & Photography, curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, explores the medium’s historically innate quality at being both elegant and meditative. Focusing on photography's quiet capacity to capture the very essence of the human condition through haunting portraits, still lifes, as well as subliminal seascapes & landscapes, artists in the show include  Tammy Rae Carland, Erica Deeman, Matt Lipps, Klea McKenna, Viviane Sassen, and Eva Shlegel, among others.

 

Insights

Insights

Insights is a PHOTOFAIRS relevant platform to collectors' increasing interest in maverick works, unique, and single-edition pieces, as well as works speak to other forms of fine art.

Conversations

Conversations

A dynamic program of public talks offers visitors and galleries the opportunity to explore and celebrate the local and international fine art photography market. 

Staged

Staged

Staged explores the relationship between photography and other art forms such as installation art, sculpture, video and painting.

Connected

Connected

The Connected initiative is a platform dedicated to an important and current theme within the realm of video art. The first edition of Connected is curated by Justin Charles Hoover and is entitled The Channel of Democracy: Womanhood, Power & Freedom in Video Art.

Book Signings

Book Signings

The Book Signing program brings together key artists participating at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. Visitors have the unique opportunity to meet the artists who will sign and dedicate their published books. 

Spotlight

Spotlight

Following the launch of Spotlight in Shanghai this September 2017, PHOTOFAIRS is delighted to partner with Branding Shanghai to present the distinguished Chinese artist, Hai Bofor the inaugural San Francisco edition.