September 17, 2013

Have a question for Corey Keller, SFMOMA curator of photography?

Corey Keller, Curator of Photography at SFMOMA

Corey Keller, curator of photography at SFMOMA

On Wednesday, September 18, curators from museums and galleries around the world will be answering questions on Twitter for Ask a Curator Day. Here at SFMOMA, I’ll be sitting down with Corey Keller, SFMOMA curator of photography, to dive into crowd-submitted questions relating to life as a curator, the medium of photography (did you know SFMOMA was one of the first museums to recognize photography as a legitimate art form?), and anything else in between.

To ask Corey a question, tweet @SFMOMA_Curator! She will be responding to your questions live between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18.

To see the action unfold with curators across the globe, follow the #AskaCurator hashtag all day long on Wednesday.

Need some inspiration before jumping in with a question for Corey? Here are a few treasures from SFMOMA’s renowned photography collection, which has been growing since 1935 and now includes over fourteen thousand pictures:


Anna Atkins, Ceylon, ca. 1850; cyanotype, 19 x 14 3/4 in. (48.3 x 37.5 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase


Ansel Adams, Pine Branch in Snow, Yosemite National Park, California, ca. 1932; gelatin silver print, 8 5/8  x 6 1/4 in. (21.9 x 15.9 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mrs. Walter A. Haas; © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust


Mitch Epstein, Amos Power Plant, Raymond, West Virginia, from the series American Power, 2004; chromogenic print, 70 x 92 in. (177.8 x 233.7 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Black River Productions, Ltd. / Mitch Epstein


William Eggleston, Untitled, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973; dye transfer print, 12 5/16 x 18 1/2 in. (31.3 x 47 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of a friend of the Museum; © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Stay tuned for the transcript from Corey’s chat, which we’ll post to Open Space on Thursday.

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