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Best Photography in San Francisco

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ArtHaus presents works by well known New York and Bay Area artists. The collection available includes different subjects including media and style. ArtHaus offers excellent works and after sales to collectors, curators, art advisers, interior designers and visual merchandisers. Some of their well known artists are Andrea Arroyo, Serena Bocchino, Brian Blood, Deborah Brown, Marc Lambrechts and Adam Kurtzman. Guest artists include Rex Ray, Ricardo Carbajal Moss, Carolyn Meyer and Samuel Fleming Lewis. Check the website for more details.

Founded in 1978 by Marian Parmenter and Sally Lilienthal, this airy space currently represents the works of more than 1300 Northern Californian artists. It offers artists a public space to display their work, while providing an opportunity for art collectors and the general community to enjoy up-and-coming creations. There are solo, group, and themed exhibitions and sometimes even a retrospective, showcasing an established artist's life work. You will find a broad range of genres here, allowing you to enjoy anything from a classic still life to an avant-garde piece.

SF Camerawork has been pleasantly sharing its artistic treasure for the past 34 years. It is a non-profit organization that is devoted to the works of photographers. This is, perhaps, one of the few artists' organizations in the country that promotes photography at its imaginative best. SF Camerawork not only supports established photographers, but also reassures the unrecognized talents. The gallery holds exhibitions and public dialogs to edify about various modern techniques involved in image making.

The Haines Gallery is a visual feast. Open for over a decade, this gallery elevates your perception of reality without taking you to another planet of iconography. Instead, pass the time slowly in front of an oil painting, say by Tome Leaver. His atmospheric tree paintings with swampy greens and quiet gold skies feel like Monet after a nap. The color harmony is subtle, while the gesture of nature looms high. In addition to paintings, find photography and new media works.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of over 15,000 works, including 4,700 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and 9,000 photographs. Originally opened in 1995, the museum has exhibited the works of Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Dorothea Lange, Paul Klee, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney and many contemporary artists. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the space itself is a wonder to behold. After a major renovation completed in 2016, the SFMOMA now boasts seven floors of art along with exciting new features including a living wall, sculpture garden and impressive views of Yerba Buena Gardens.

Photography reigns supreme in this pristine gallery, from vintage to contemporary works, you will see it all. Glorious nudes to symbolic landscapes, this gallery is a museum of photographic work. Photography fans will enjoy browsing through works of photographers like Gustave Le Gray and Carlton Watkins. Do visit this gallery that showcases varied collection.

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