Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a free, public on-campus lecture series, pays tribute to the renowned photographic artist and longtime CCA faculty member Larry Sultan, who passed away in 2009.

Each year this series brings to campus prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects.

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is copresented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA. Support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by Robert Mailer Anderson, Randi and Bob Fisher, Nion McEvoy, the Black Dog Private Foundation, and Pier 24 Photography.

Access to Influential Artists

In addition to sponsoring a public lecture by each visiting artist, the program enables students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Photography Program to have invaluable personal contact with some of the most talented and influential artists currently working in the medium.

Together with the region’s many museums, galleries, and premier photography collections such as that of Pier 24, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program furthers the reputation of the San Francisco Bay Area as a rich context for the study of contemporary photographic production.

2014-15 Visiting Artists

Simon Baker
Daniel Gordon
Joel Sternfeld
David Levi Strauss
Laura Wexler

Previously Featured Artists

2013-14: Charlotte Cotton, Philip Gefter, Alfredo Jaar, Rinko Kawauchi, Anouk Kruithof, Kalup Linzy, Mike Mandel, Collier Schorr, Michael Wolf

2012-13: Charlotte Cotton, David Goldblatt, Tod Papageorge, Martin Parr, Mark Steinmetz, Zoe Strauss 

2011-12: Rineke Dikstra, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jason Fulford, Cuny Janssen, Walid Raad, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth

2010-11: Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Paul Graham, Naoya Hatakeyama, Erik Kessels