About the Author
Sandra S. Phillips is senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A photographic historian and former curator of the Vassar Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York, she has been responsible for many major exhibitions including 'William Klein New York 1954-55' (1995) and 'Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence' (1997). She organized the first survey of the world of the important postwar Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama in 1999, presented the first complete showing of the photographs, prints and writings of Diane Arbus in 2003 and curated 'Mexico as Muse: Edward Weston and Tina Modotti' in 2006, to considerable acclaim. A prolific author, her books include numerous exhibition catalogues, and her articles and essays have appeared regularly in books and journals. She has also taught the history of photography throughout her career and has lectured extensively in institutions ranging from San Francisco State University to Musashino Art Uni.