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Pilara Foundation Changing Philanthropic Focus

January 28, 2023

Chris McCaw, Sunburned GSP#455 (San Francisco), 2010. Ⓒ Chris McCaw, courtesy the artist   San Francisco—The Foundation that runs the highly acclaimed photography museum Pier 24 Photography on the San Francisco Embarcadero announced today it is changing its philanthropic focus and will close the museum when its lease expires with the Port of San Francisco […]

Pier 24 Photography featured on 9 lives magazine

September 16, 2022

Our thanks to curator Émilie Flory for sharing about her experience visiting Pier 24 Photography on 9 lives magazine.  To check out her article please click HERE.

Bay Area Reporter includes Looking Forward in their fall exhibition roundup

September 5, 2022

John Chiara, selected works from Beyond Here Lies Nothing in the exhibition Looking Forward: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography (installation view). Photograph by Josef Jacques, courtesy Pier 24 Photography   Our thanks to Sura Wood for including Looking Forward in her fall roundup of Bay Area exhibitions! To see her full article—”Get an eyeful: […]

Looking Forward reviewed by SF Examiner

August 23, 2022

Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, University Club, 2018. © Daniel Postaer, courtesy the artist   Max Blue  reviewed Looking Forward: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography for the SF Examiner. He discusses a number of the photographers included in the exhibition, including Daniel Postaer who, he says, “captures San Francisco’s urban sublime, particularly in “San Francisco, […]

Pier 24 Photography listed as top SF destination in San Francisco Chronicle

August 15, 2022

John Chiara, Bay Panel, 2020 (installation view from Looking Forward: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography, August 8, 2022–May 31, 2023).   We are delighted Peter Hartlaub included a visit to Pier 24 Photography in his article “32 San Francisco things everyone should do in 2022”  in the San Francisco Chronicle. To see his complete list, […]

Looking Forward reviewed by KQED

August 10, 2022

Chanell Stone, In search of a certain Eden, 2019. © Chanell Stone, courtesy the artist   Sarah Hotchkiss reviewed Looking Forward: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography for KQED Arts & Culture. In her piece, Hotchkiss writes, “While there are 16 artists in Looking Forward, each is displayed in their own roomy gallery. And in those […]

Looking Back reviewed in The Potrero View

October 24, 2021

  This month’s issue of The Potrero View featured a review of Looking Back by arts critic, Max Blue. In his piece, Blue asserts “Because photography shows us how things are – or were, at one moment in time – Looking Back is as much a history of humanity as it is a history of an artistic […]

New Publication—Photographers Looking at Photographs Available

December 10, 2019

We are please to announce our newest publication—Photographers Looking at Photographs: 75 Pictures from the Pilara Foundation—is now available. 180 pages | 113 images | 13 x 11.25 in. | Hardcover | 978-1-59711-006-8 | Edited and introduced by Allie HaeussleinContributing writers include Thomas Demand, Jim Goldberg, Paul Graham, Jackie Nickerson, Eva O’Leary, Catherine Opie, Stephen […]

Upcoming Lecture with Jonathan Calm

October 1, 2019

Jonathan Calm, Green Book (Jackson II), 2016 Pier 24 Photography announces an upcoming lecture by artist Jonathan Calm, the 2019 recipient of the Larry Sultan Photography Award. This lecture is part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 9th – 7PM at the Timken Lecture Hall, California College of […]

Gallery Guide for Looking Back Available!

August 1, 2019

We are please to announce that the gallery guide for our current exhibition Looking Back is now available! 152 pages | 132 images | 90 artwork reproductions | 8.5 x 11 in. | Softcover |978-1-59711-005-1 This guide offers readers a detailed look at Pier 24 Photography’s eleventh exhibition, Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography. […]

American Photographer Jonathan Calm receives the 2019 Larry Sultan Photography Award

October 10, 2019

Presented in partnership with the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and Headlands Center for the Arts, Jonathan Calm has been selected to receive the prestigious Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award consists of a $10,000 cash award and an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. Calm will also engage meaningfully […]

The Grain of the Present featured in San Francisco Chronicle

September 11, 2017

  This past Saturday’s edition of the San Francisco Chronicle featured a review of The Grain of the Present by arts critic, Charles Desmarais. In his piece, Desmarais discusses the significance of the exhibition’s first generation photographers before going on to discuss the “eye-opening new takes by a second generation.” To read his full article—”Ways of […]

Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale at the High Museum of Art

June 23, 2017

Paul Graham Pittsburgh (detail) from a shimmer of possibility, 2004 © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York   Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on June 24, 2017. This exhibition brings together three of Graham’s most groundbreaking bodies of work, made across the United States […]

The Grain of the Present in The Bay Area Reporter

April 27, 2017

  Sura Wood reviews our current exhibition for The Bay Area Reporter. Wood shows particular interest in the contemporary photographers included, writing “…the most exciting feature of this show is its discoveries, and those belong to a field of six younger artists, half of them women, who are certainly well-acquainted with the work of the old guard.” […]

Collected in The Art Newspaper

November 16, 2016

  This month’s issue of The Art Newspaper features a special report on Photography. In one of the included articles writer Jori Finkel discusses our current exhibition Collected and the Bay Area’s community of photography collectors. Finkel writes, “Now more than ever, the city seems to be the epicentre of serious—and sometimes seriously eccentric—photography collecting in the US.” […]

Pier 24 at the San Francisco Art Book Fair

July 13, 2016

  Minnesota Street Projects 1275 Minnesota Street San Francisco, CA 94107 Saturday, July 23rd: 11am – 6pm |  Sunday, July 24th: 11am – 5pm Preview on Friday, July 22nd: 6pm – 10pm Pier 24 Photographs is excited to participate in the inaugural San Francisco Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. The fair includes […]

Collected reviewed by Charles Desmarais for The San Francisco Chronicle

June 4, 2016

Our current exhibition, Collected, is featured on the front page of Saturday’s Datebook in the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper’s art critic, Charles Desmarais, writes, “Collected dives into aspects of 10 private collections in the Bay Area. It is an intimate look behind the curtains that would normally screen such accumulations from our view.” To read “Snapshot of the […]

Collected in Art in America

May 17, 2016

  Lindsay Pollock—editior-in-chief at Art in America—discussed our current exhibition, Collected, in a piece about the local art scene in San Francisco. Of Collected, Pollock writes, “the works are well chosen and offer insight into the collectors’ psychology.” To read “Local Largesse: Collected in San Francisco,” click HERE.

Pier 24 Photography on Artsy

May 12, 2016

  Monica Westin included Pier 24 Photography in her recent article “An Insider’s Guide to Navigating the San Francisco Art Scene” published through Artsy. She writes: Pier 24 Photography “houses the jaw-dropping Pilara Foundation’s collection in addition to exhibiting ambitious but accessible shows of historical and contemporary photography.” You can check out Westin’s comprehensive survey of arts spaces around San […]

Erica Deeman’s installation featured in San Francisco Chronicle

May 2, 2016

  In this week’s San Francisco Chronicle, Sam Whiting writes about Erica Deeman and the installation of her work in our current exhibition, Collected. Whiting writes, “One moment Erica Deeman was an intern at Pier 24 Photography. The next, she was a featured artist there, her portraits of women from the African diaspora shown in their own gallery between ones dedicated to […]

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