First acquisition by the SFMOMA

Samuel Fosso's work enters the Photography Department

Two works belonging to the "African Spirits" series entered the Photography Department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in July: "Angela Davis" and "Muhammad Ali". This is the first acquisition of Samuel Fosso's work by the prestigious institution. 


Angela Davis is currently on view in the new exhibition Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection  (August 6, 2022 - May 7, 2023). Comprised of over 200 works, Sightlines presents a group of thematic, transhistorical galleries curated by different members of the Photography Department. The exhibition opens with a room devoted to early studio portraiture and closes with a generous selection of works made without a camera. In between are galleries showcasing recent acquisitions, individual artists and series in depth, and photographs that occupy the intersection of landscape and the body. Samuel shares a wall with Nina Khatchadourian, David Robbins, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Further information on the SFMOMA's website

July 1, 2022