Application 2018

Applications 2018


 "San Francisco is widely acknowledged as one of the leading cities in the world for collecting and viewing photography. Now it also has an international fair dedicated exclusively to the best in contemporary and modern photography”.

 Edwynn Houk (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich)


PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, the cutting edge contemporary art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, returns to the iconic Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center from Thursday, January 25 - Sunday, January 28, 2018, with an exclusive Collector Preview on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

We are delighted to invite you to submit a proposal for the second edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco; the Pacific rims leading international art fair dedicated to photography and moving image. Applications for the two main sectors of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco are now open; Main and Platform.  

Since its launch in 2017, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco has positioned itself as a cutting edge addition to the West Coast coast scene bringing together 34 galleries from 14 countries and across 22 cities, making the West Coast’s most international edition to date (See the full list of galleries here). Offering international galleries a contemporary art fair dedicated to photography and moving image in a city with a strong affinity and history to the medium, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is a distinct platform. Together with its sister fair in Shanghai, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is a key date in the art fair calendar for those wishing to establish and extend their network across the US and Asia Pacific. 

The fair's international focus and boutique curation will bring together vintage and blue-chip works alongside cutting-edge contemporary photography and moving image, creating an excellent environment in which to discover and collect new works of art.    



For me, the success of the fair is a sign of real understanding and appreciation of the photographic arts.  We felt the fair was extremely successful [and] We see great promise for the fair moving forward!

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York)


The fair appeals not only to established collectors but to new collectors and buyers that are passionate about art, creativity and photography. Among the distinguished guests in attendance throughout the fair’s inaugural weekend were: Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, collector, Nion McEvoy, collector, Peter MacGill, collector, Bonnie Raitt, collector, Kelly Sultan, collector, Ed and Deanna Templeton, collectors, Michael Xufu Huang, M Woods Museum, Tiffany Zabludowicz, Zabludowicz Collection, Trevor Traina, collector, Julian Cox, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Jim Ganz, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Virginia Heckert, J. Paul Getty, Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA, Erin O'Toole, SFMOMA, Zachary Kaplan, Rhizome, Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Corey Keller, SFMOMA, Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Collectors & Founders, Minnesota Street Project, Jordan Kurland, NoisePop, Michelle Dunn Marsh, Pacific Center Northwest and Minor Matters Books, and Gordon Knox, SFAI President.




The PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco Application Form is available to download hereexhibiting information pack here.  The deadline to submit applications to PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is 30 June 2017. Further information on rates can be found here.  For all inquiries please contact:



Features cutting-edge presentations of modern and contemporary photography presented by leading international galleries. This sector is open to galleries who show an international program of artists and wish to present solo or group artist exhibitions. 

Stand rates start at 500USD per sqm.


Spotlights international galleries who have never exhibited at an art fair in the USA before. This sector celebrates the international ethos of PHOTOFAIRS and welcomes solo or dual artist presentations.

Platform offers galleries a 25sqm/269sqft for a set 8,000USD 


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