A Pageant of Photography
A Pageant of Photography
A survey of photography published in conjunction with the highly influential exhibition of the same name, curated by Ansel Adams and held at the Palace of Fine Arts in 1940 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition. This was the first major show In California of photography as an art form. The publication was directed by Ansel Adams and edited by T. J. Maloney, Chairman of U.S. Camera. Grace McCann Morley, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Art contributed an essay on The Motion Picture and worked closely with Adams on both the exhibition and the book. Focused almost exclusively on American photography, A Pageant of Photography highlighted many significant California photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Notably, there was an entire section devoted to California Women Photographers (female photographers from California were featured in many of the other sections as well) and Dorothea Lange contributed an essay on documentary photography. The people, landscape and built environment of California also figured largely in the subject matter of the photographs. Diego Rivera's oil painting "The Flower Vendor" one of the most significant works in the Albert M. Bender Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA) was exhibited as part of a display on color reproduction by Crocker Union (the San Francisco-based publisher of the catalog).
Creators and Contributors
1840s to 1940
30 x 32 cm
Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. The SFMOMA Research Library attempted to find rights owners without success but is eager to hear from them so that we may obtain permission, if needed. Upon request to email@example.com, digitized works can be removed from public view if there are rights issues that need to be resolved.
Copyright 1940, S. F. Bay Exposition Co. Operating Golden Gate International Exposition. Publishers, Crocker-Union, S. F.
Country of Creation
Internet Archive (External)
Archival Resource Key (External)