Announcing the Larry Sultan Photography Award

October 1, 2015

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to announce the Larry Sultan Photography Award presented in partnership with California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and The Headlands Center for the Arts. This award honors the unique vision of American photographer Larry Sultan and his unparalleled impact as an artist, educator, and community member by recognizing one exceptional artist in the medium each year. The Awardee will be in residence at Headlands for six to ten weeks, alongside a multi-disciplinary cohort of Artists in Residence, receive a $10,000 cash award, and engage meaningfully in the Bay Area’s photography community.

This Award represents an expansion of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artists Program, which brings six international artists, writers, and curators to San Francisco each year to offer free public lectures and to work directly with students at CCA. Both offerings are made possible through the generous support of Pier 24 Photography, Randi and Bob Fisher, Nion McEvoy, Jamie Lunder, Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, and The Black Dog Private Foundation.

The inaugural recipient of the Larry Sultan Photography Award for Spring 2016 will go to artist Marco Breuer.

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012

Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.