From Pier 24 about their current show:
Pier 24 Photography presents About Face, an exhibition focusing on the tradition of portrait-based photography. On view are nearly one thousand photographs drawn primarily from the Pilara Foundation’s permanent collection. Revelations – the Diane Arbus retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – inspired the purchase of the Foundation’s first photograph, a portrait from her challenging and emotive Untitled series. The emotional intensity characterizing this photograph has informed subsequent acquisitions for the collection.
If you have no idea what Pier 24 is, it is a magical place that no words can describe. If I were to try, breathtaking, inspiring, a real treat, must see, like, and thumbs up times ten. If you have never gone, you should go to experience the space, which is one of the best art modern photo galleries that exist. Plus it is free! Go here to reserve a spot: http://www.pier24.org/visit/individuals.html