Friday, February 4, 2011

Pier 24 Photography

Yesterday was a pretty good day. One of the adventures of the day was going with some friends to Pier 24. There's a relatively new art gallery there dedicated exclusively to photography. It's quite the visual feast as it's apparently one of the biggest spaces in the country dedicated only to photos. A must for anyone who is interested in this medium.

"Pier 24 was built in 1935, and is located just south of the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Vacant since 1980, the Pilara Foundation is the first to inhabit this historic space in nearly three decades. After two years of remodeling and improving the space, while retaining its original historic integrity, the Pilara Photographic Collection is now housed in the 28,000 square foot gallery warehouse. The design of the building straddles the line between storage and exhibition space, while maintaining an inherently gallery-like aesthetic. The scale of the space allows for the vast collection to be displayed with little restriction, and the location off the Embarcadero promenade, directly underneath the Bay Bridge, provides for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay. Pier 24 embodies respect for the original use and intention of the building, pays homage to a remarkable collection of photography, and reverence for the stunning landscape of the Bay Area."

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