PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO 2004 – – – – – – – – –

The 5th international
san francisco photographic art exposition

July 22-25, 2004 Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center




contact / info
Stephen Cohen Gallery

7358 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
T 323.937.5525 / F 323.937.5523


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photo san francisco 2004 will be held at the historic and scenic Festival Pavilion at the Ft. Mason Center from July 22-25, 2004. Last year’s event tallied nearly 4000 visitors – with more expected this year. In anticipation of increased attendance the exhibition has moved to the spacious Festival Pavilion, adjacent to the former venue at Herbst Pavilion.

The phenomenal success of photo san francisco has attracted more than 60 galleries and private dealers from the United States and Europe presenting the finest photographic art ranging from rare 19th century prints to the most progressive photo-based art. This is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators, photographers, and enthusiasts to view a multitude of images and associate with leading artists and art professionals. Images by Diane Arbus, Ruth Bernhard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Larry Fink, Robert Frank, Lynn Geesaman, Judy Gelles, Lauren Greenfield, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Ken Ohara, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Robert Polidori, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Gary Winogrand and many others will be included.


July 22, 6 – 9pm

The opening night reception will take place on Thursday, July 22, 2004, from 6 to 9 pm. The proceeds will benefit the Fort Mason Center Historic Preservation Fund, which enables the Fort Mason Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, to preserve this important national historic landmark. Tickets to the opening night reception are $75 and may be purchased at the door or by calling the Fort Mason Center Box Office at 415-345-7575. Click here to download the tickets order form >>>

© Mark Citret, Lamp Post, Fort Mason, 2003

© Mark Citret, Stairs, Pier 1, Fort Mason, 2004

Acclaimed photographer Mark Citret has generously donated two limited edition photographs taken at Fort Mason. These images were created to raise funds for the Fort Mason Foundation. The photographs are an edition of 25 and are available for $500. For more information about the purchase of a photograph call Christy Rey at (415) 345-7552.



21st: Publishers of Fine Art Photography, South Dennis, MA
511 Gallery, New York, NY
Antiq-Photo, Los Angeles, CA
Apex Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Art +, Miami, FL
Artseal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Caracola Latin American Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA
J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Jose, CA
The Art of Burning Man
Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Chinese Artist Network, Fremont, Californiia
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX
Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Dennis George Crow, Los Angeles, CA
Czech Center for Photography, Prague
Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY
Katrina Doerner, Brooklyn, NY
Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, DC
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Eyestorm, New York, New York
Henry Feldstein, Forest Hills, NY
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flury & Company, Seattle, WA
Freddie Fong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Found:Photo, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 19/21, Guildford, CT
Galeria La Casona, Havana, Cuba
G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Martin Gordon Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Charles Guice Fine Art Photography, Berkeley, CA
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs + Projects, New York, NY
Charles A. Hartman, San Francisco, CA
Debra Heimerdinger Fine Art Photographs, San Francisco, CA
Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA
Levin Gallery, Monterey, CA
Louis/Bernard, Baltimore, MD

lyonswiergallery, New York, NY
Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs, Nevada City, CA
Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Richard Moore Photographs, Oakland, CA
Morehouse Gallery, Brookline, MA
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ
Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA
James Nicholson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Northern Light Gallery, Denmark
OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Duesseldorf, Germany
Oswald Gallery, Austin, TX
Pan American Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX and Santa Fe, NM
Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA
The Photography Room, Grand Rapids, MI
Polaris Gallery, Glencoe, IL
powerHouse Books & Gallery, New York, NY
Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
SFMoMA / Fotoforum, San Francisco, CA
St. Ann’s Press, Los Angeles, CA
Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA
Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solomon Fine Art, Monarch Beach, CA
Candace Tallmon Fine Arts, Oakhurst, CA
The Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC
Robert Tat Fine Photographs, San Francisco, CA
The View From Here, Los Angeles, CA
Carole Thompson Fine Art & Photographs, Santa Barbara, CA
Robin Venuti Consulting, Pacific Grove, CA
Vernacular/Norman Kulkin, Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Works Ltd, Chalfont, PA
Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, New Haven, CT
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Gina Weston Photography, Carmel Highlands, CA
Willem Photographic, Monterey, CA
Winter Works on Paper, Inc., New York, NY
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA






Seminars and lecture panels will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 23-25. Seminar panelists include:

Mark Citret, Photographer
Keith Davis, Fine Art Programs Director, Hallmark Cards Inc.
Penelope Dixon, Consultant
Drew Johnson, Curator, Oakland Museum of Art
David Maisel, Photographer
Sandra Phillips, Curator, San Francisco MoMA
Alec Soth, Photographer
Joel-Peter Witkin, Photographer


Mark Citret has produced a large body of work with the working title of “Unnatural Wonders”, which is his personal survey of architecture in the national parks. He has been photographing the ever changing play of ocean and sky from the cliff behind his house. Currently he is in the midst of a multi-year commission from the University of California San Francisco, photographing the construction of their 43 acre Mission Bay life-sciences campus.
He has taught photography at the University of California Berkeley Extension since 1982 and the University of California Santa Cruz Extension since 1988, and for organizations such as the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Ansel Adams Gallery, and Santa Fe Workshops. His work is represented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, and the Monterey Museum of Art. A monograph of his photographs, Along the Way, was published by Custom & Limited Editions, San Francisco, in 1999. –


Keith F. Davis is Fine Art Programs Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO. He became Curator of the Hallmark Fine Art Collections in 1979, Chief Curator in 1987, and Fine Art Programs Director in 1992. In these positions he has expanded the Hallmark Art Collection to over 2000 paintings, prints, and dimensional works, and the Hallmark Photographic Collection to a present total of over 5000 works by 850 photographers. He has curated seventy exhibitions from the Hallmark art and photography holdings, which have been seen in over 300 individual bookings in leading museums across the U.S., and in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, France, Spain, and Switzerland. Davis’s various awards include a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1986-87) for his work on the Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard. In addition to lecturing widely on various aspects of 19th and 20th century photography, he has taught the history of photography at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is currently Visiting Research Professor of Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of twelve catalogues and books. 


Penelope Dixon is a consultant and appraiser specializing in fine art photography. She serves on the board of the Appraiser’s Association of America and is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a B.A. in Visual Communications from American University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from City University of New York. She has lectured on photography collecting and appraising at many institutions and conferences, including the Houston Museum of Art, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The New School for Social Research, New York City, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She is the author of Photographers of the Farm Security Administration: An Annotated Bibliography (1983), and has contributed to various photography-related periodicals, journals, books and catalogues. Her appraisal business is head-quartered in Miami Beach, Florida and currently serves clients around the United States as well as in Canada and Europe.


David Maisel is engaged in an ongoing project that utilizes aerial photography of environmentally impacted landscapes as a meditation on contemporary consciousness. His series show the undoing of the natural world by the wide-scaled intervention of human intervention in the landscape. The images of these damaged wastelands, where our efforts have eradicated the natural order, are both spectacular and horrifying. Although Maisel’s photographs evidence the devastation before him, they also transcribe an interior psychic landscape that is profoundly disturbing. As otherworldly as the images appear, they depict shattered realities of our own making. April 2004 marks the release date of David’s monograph of The Lake Project, published by the esteemed Nazraeli Press.

– photo by Lynn Fontana.


Photographer Alec Soth has had solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco and Berlin. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the San Francisco museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Walker Art Center. In 2004, his photographs were featured in the Whitney Biennial. Steidl will publish Soth’s first book, Sleeping Along the Mississippi, in fall of 2004. Along with teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Soth has photographed for Fortune, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine.

-photo: Donna Kelly-


Joel-Peter Witkin is the recipient of numerous NEA fellowships and was awarded the Commander of the Legion of Honor, Paris. His uniquely dark and evocative representations of the human figure have been exhibited worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Guggenheim, The Whitney Museum, and San Francisco museum of Modern Art.



Thursday, July 22
Opening Night Reception: 6 – 9 pm
benefiting the Fort Mason Center Historic Preservation Fund. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at the door on the evening, or by calling the Fort Mason Center Box Office at 415-345-7575.

Friday, July 23
noon – 7 pm: Public Hours
9:00 am: Collecting Seminar with Keith Davis
PM Lecture by Sandra Phillips, (Cancelled)

Saturday, July 24
noon – 7pm: Public Hours
9:00 am: Collecting Seminar with Penelope Dixon
10:00 am: Lecture by Alec Soth

Sunday, July 25
noon – 6 pm: Public Hours
9:00 am: Collecting Seminar with Drew Johnson
10:00 am: Lecture by Joel-Peter Witkin
1:00 pm: Lecture by David Maisel
3:00 pm: Lecture by Mark Citret



$ 15 – 1 day pass

$ 25 – 3 day pass

$ 65 – per seminar – includes a 3 day pass to photo san francisco. Advanced reservation required.

$ 5 – per lecture

Tickets can be purchased at the door or through the Stephen Cohen Gallery.

Click here to order tickets online>>>

or through the gallery >>>

Stephen Cohen Gallery
7358 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Telephone 323.937.5525
Fax 323.937.5523


For Directions to the Fort Mason Center, click here >>>



If you are attending Photo San Francisco 2004 and haven’t made a reservation yet, you may want to choose from one of our preffered hotels:

2775 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: (415) 928-5000

Until June 30th Comfort Inn By the Bay is offering a package room rate of $99.00 per night. This package includes a renovated room, free on site covered parking and a complimentary daily Deluxe Continental Breakfast Comfort Inn By the Bay 2775 Van Ness @ Lombard. Call 415-928-5000 X7718 or fax 415-441-3990 and ask for the Fort Mason show package *Room rate and garage parking based upon availability. Rate does not include current hotel city tax of 14%. Rate based on 1-2ppl, surcharge for additional guests.

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San Francisco, CA 94123
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art –
Legion of Honor and The de Young Museum –
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive –
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception –
Oakland Museum of California –
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco –
California Historical Society –
Monterey Bay Aquarium –
Museum of The City of San Francisco –