State of Mind A California Invitational

through Jun 6
6 Feb, 2010 - 6 Jun, 2010


State of Mind: A California Invitational is a celebration of California photography in the 21st century.

In creating the exhibition, MoPA invited forty California-based curators, writers, gallery owners, and publishers to nominate photographers of note. MoPA juried the exhibition from this collective, selecting twenty-two California photographers for the exhibition:

Susan Anderson, Uta Barth, Stephen Berkman, Brian Forrest, Corina Gamma, Jim Goldberg, Ken Gonzales-Day, Todd Hido, Soo Kim, Mona Kuhn, Claudia Kunin, Michael Light, Chris McCaw, Brad Moore, Han Nguyen, Ken Ohara, Trevor Paglen, Nigel Poor, Susan Rankaitis, Liza Ryan, Catherine Wagner, & James Welling.

While regional by way of where these photographers live, the issues within the photographs from State of Mind are global. Together, they address what photographers from Berlin to Beijing are currently thinking about, among them: how photography continually re-invents itself, and how well it can describe the imaginary or reveal the invisible.