Yesterday I went to see “Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870,” an exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was a wonderful exhibit. I found the oldest photographs the most moving, partly because most photographic depictions that we see of people before WWII are more formal shots. It was quite interesting to see images of 19th and early 20th-century Americans in more quiet and candid moments.
Today’s and tomorrow’s drawings are each inspired by men who I noticed at the exhibit. I was quite pleased to see other people of African descent in attendance, though the crowd could not be described as diverse, by any means . The featured photographs, on the other hand, were quite diverse, across race, class, and other categories. Kudos to SF MOMA for an extraordinary show. “Exposed” closes today.