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, San Francisco.
Sixty-five galleries and private dealers from the U.S and Europe will present photography dating from the 19th century to cutting edge contemporary photography. Last year's event attracted nearly 3,700 visitors and even more are expected this year. The show has developed into the second or third most important such event in the U.S.
Collectors, curators, and photographers will have an opportunity to view tens of thousands of images for sale at the fair. A special exhibition of photographs by silent film legend Harold Lloyd, (including his seminal 3-d images) will be on display.
The opening night reception will be held Thursday, July 25th from 6-9 pm for the benefit of The Fort Mason Center's Historic Preservation Fund. 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. Noted photographer Michael Kenna will produce two limited edition prints taken at Fort Mason. Proceeds from the sale of the Kenna photographs will benefit The Fort Mason Center's Historic Preservation Fund. For information on purchasing prints call Karen Watt at 415-345-7550. Tickets for the benefit 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.
There will be three separate programs on Saturday. First, noted photographer Michael Kenna will deliver a lecture at 10:00 am on Saturday July 27th. He will sign copies of his books immediately after the lecture.
A panel discussion entitled "Changes in the Market: Challenges and Opportunities for Private, Institutional and Corporate Collecting" will also be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm. 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. Dale W. Stulz, an independent consultant, appraiser and auctioneer in the field, will lead the panel. I will also join the panel in my role as editor of the E-Photo Newsletter and founder of I Photo Central. Dale promises to make the session a fun and educational time. Come ready with your questions.
Robert MacKimmie, Imaging Specialist at Pictopia.com, will speak on digital processes at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Robert will discuss the credibility and lasting integrity of fine art digital photography, and which printing techniques the collecting art community may sanction.
The Saturday panel and lectures will all be held in the Golden Gate Room of the Conference Center in Landmark Building A. Advance reservations are recommended for each of these sessions. Each lecture or panel is $5/person per choice. Call 323-937-5525 for reservations, which are recommended. If seats are available, additional tickets can be bought at the ticket booth.
On-site Collecting Seminars will be held with William Hunt, collector, curator and director of photographs at the Rico Maresca Gallery in New York; Leland Rice, who has been a photographer, independent curator, collector and educator for over 30 years; and with Daile Kaplan, Department of Photographs, Swann Galleries in New York. These seminars are $60 each and come with a three-day exhibit pass. They are held each day at 9:30 am before the show opens.
Regular exhibition hours are: Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th, noon-7 pm; Sunday, July 28th, noon - 6 pm. Tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a 3-day pass, but if you print out this article and present it at registration you will get these tickets at the reduced rates of $10 and $15 respectively. Tickets can be bought at the door or through the Stephen Cohen Gallery. For more information call 323-937-5525 or visit the show's website at http://www.stephencohengallery.com/archives/sf2002B.html