Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fruitstand on Whisman

Gabriele Basilico has a photography exhibit right now at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The collection of photos, titled "From San Francisco to Silicon Valley," was taken last summer at the invitation of the museum.

Basilico is known for his images of urban environments in "transition and transformation." I looked up some of his earlier works, and I found many compelling photos of bombed out buildings in Beiruit. When he came to Silicon Valley, many of his photos were of the edges of suburbs, where they met what was prevously farmland.

I can certainly imagine that if he'd found the last orchard in Mountain View, it would have been one of his subjects.