Curator of Photography
Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has organized a number of major exhibitions, including Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900 (2008), which explored the use of photography in nineteenth-century science, and the traveling retrospective, Francesca Woodman (2011). Since 2003, Keller has overseen Picturing Modernity, SFMOMA’s ongoing presentation of its photography collection, and is currently preparing a large-scale collection installation, About Time, for the museum’s re-opening in 2016. In addition to authoring several SFMOMA publications, Keller has contributed essays on Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, and Jay DeFeo. In 2010 she conceived the symposium “Is Photography Over?” and participated as a panelist. She is working on the first survey of the 19th-century photographer J.B. Greene, and is co-organizing an exhibition on Man Ray.
Previously, Keller held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received her A.M. in art history from Stanford, where she was a doctoral candidate (ABD), and holds a BA in American Studies from Yale.