April Dawn Alison, Untitled, n.d.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of Andrew Masullo
April Dawn Alison, Untitled, n.d.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of Andrew Masullo 

April Dawn Alison

06/07/2019 - 01/12/2019

SFMOMA 
151 Third Street 
 
CA 94103 San Francisco

www.sfmoma.org   

 
Made over the course of some 30 years, the photographs in this exhibition depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison (1941–2008), the female persona of an Oakland, California–based photographer who lived in the world as a man. Upon her death, Alison left an archive of over 9,000 Polaroid photographs, the vast majority of which are self-portraits. An extraordinary long-term exploration of a private self, the Alison archive contains photographs that are beautiful, funny, enigmatic and heartbreakingly sad, sometimes all at the same time.