Larry Sultan Here and Home


  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 3rd Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

April 15–July 23, 2017 Floor 3

This major retrospective examines the work and career of Larry Sultan (American, 1946–2009), an internationally renowned photographer with deep ties to the Bay Area as both an artist and an educator. Sultan’s often intensely personal images—many drawn from his own family’s history—blend documentary and staged elements in their explorations of storytelling, family, and domesticity.

Larry Sultan: Here and Home explores the artist’s 35-year career through more than 200 photographs, a billboard created with conceptual artist and frequent collaborator Mike Mandel, a film, and “Study Hall”— a room offering a unique glimpse into Sultan’s exploratory process. Works on view include Sultan’s early collaborative projects of the 1970s, made with Mandel, as well as his later work including Pictures from Home(1983–92) The Valley (1997–2003), and Homeland (2006–09). (An exhibition of Mandel’s work, Mike Mandel: Good 70s, is on view on Floor 3 from May 20 – August 20, 2017.)