Exhibition Guide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition
May 2, 2016 – January 31, 2017

128 pages | 105 images | 64 artwork reproductions | 8.5 x 11 in. | Hardcover | 978-0-9839917-8-6

This guide offers readers a detailed look at Pier 24 Photography’s eight exhibition, Collected. The publication documents Pier 24 Photography’s unique installations, and includes titles and dates for the works on view, quotes by many of the exhibited artists, and a brief introduction to the exhibition.

Collected brings together photographs from the Pilara Foundation and other Bay Area collections. Nine collectors were invited to select works from their holdings that reflect their interests in the medium. The exhibition thus offers a lens on various collecting approaches, with some collectors focusing on the work of particular artists or on specific art historical movements or themes, and others developing their own criteria, whether deliberately or unconsciously. Spanning the last hundred years of the medium, the selections on view here reflect each collector’s strong understanding of photography while also highlighting the singular sensibilities guiding the deeply personal act of collecting. Yet for all their variety, the assembled photographs also reveal the shared traits that unite all passionate collectors: curiosity and discipline paired with rigorous study and close looking.

The exhibition features works from the collections of Susie Tompkins Buell, the Bluff Collection, Winn Ellis & David Mahoney, Carla Emil, Randi & Bob Fisher, Dan Holland & Patrick Printy, Kaitlyn & Mike Krieger, Nion McEvoy, the Pilara Foundation and Chara Schreyer.

Collected takes a close look at photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Judy Dater, Erica Deeman, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Judith Golden, Todd Hido, Consuelo Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Alma Lavenson, Richard Learoyd, Christian Marclay, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Tina Modotti, Lisa Oppenheim, Irving Penn, Donna-Lee Phillips, in addition to many others.

Also included with this exhibition guide is a special supplement featuring a Q&A with each of the ten collectors involved.