Photo San Francisco 2005

by on July 6, 2005



Photo San Francisco 2005, the 6th annual San Francisco Photographic Art Exposition created by art fair producer Stephen Cohen, will be held at the historic Festival Pavilion at the Ft. Mason Center from July 21-24. More than 80 galleries and private dealers from the United States and around the world will be present, exhibiting and selling the finest photographic art ranging from rare 19th century photographic experiments to the most progressive photo-based art including video and digital art. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit Instituto Terra, a non-profit organization helping to conserve and restore Brazil’s threatened Atlantic Rain Forest through education, research and reforestation. A lecture and seminar series will also be held with guest speakers including Mary Virginia Swanson, photography consultant; Stephen Perloff, editor for Photo Review/Photograph Collector; and internationally acclaimed photographers Bill Owens, Todd Hido and Catherine Wagner. Two panel discussions entitled Trends In Collecting Photography In The 21st Century and Producing the Photographic Book will be held on Sunday, July 24.

Exhibition hours are Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, 11a.m. to 7p.m. and Sunday, July 24, 11a.m. to 6p.m. Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for a three-day pass (includes a catalog). Lectures and panel discussions are $10 per person, per speaking engagement, and onsite collecting seminars are $70 (includes a 3-day pass and catalog). A $5 student discount for lectures and the fair will be given to guests with valid I.D. Tickets to the opening reception are $50 per person. All exhibition, lecture, panel discussion and opening reception tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door. Seminar tickets should be purchased in advance. For additional information on photo san francisco 2005 and advance ticket sales, please visit

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