Pier 24 Photography Museum in San Francisco promotes Allie Haeusslein to director

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Photograph of Pier 24 announces the promotion of Allie Haeusslein to director, who will now work in tandem with director Christopher McCall. Haeusslein has been Associate Director since 2012.

During his ten-year tenure, Haeusslein oversaw the museum’s internal publishing program, producing more than ten books, including Photographers looking at photographs: 75 images from the Pilara Foundation (2019), in which she invited artists from the Pilara Foundation Collection to write about works they selected from the collection.

After having been co-curator of previous exhibitions, she was the principal curator of Looking back (2019-22), the first of the institution’s tenth anniversary exhibitions; she is also responsible for the second of these anniversary exhibits—Looking forward— scheduled to open in the spring of 2022.

“She is an integral part of every aspect of our operations, from day-to-day management to exhibition planning. Pier 24 Photography wouldn’t be what it is today without her,” said McCall.

“I am honored to have played a role in the development and trajectory of Pier 24 during its formative years,” said Haeusslein. “I am grateful to Andy and Mary Pilara and Christopher McCall for their support and this recognition. I look forward to continuing to make the voice of photographers heard through our future exhibitions and publications.

Haeusslein holds a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She was born and raised in San Francisco.


Located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, Pier 24 Photography is one of the largest spaces in the world dedicated to exhibiting photography. Since its opening to the public in 2010, Pier 24 Photography has offered a place to discover and quietly contemplate photography. Pier 24 Photography is home to the Pilara Foundation’s permanent photography collection, which includes more than five thousand works by more than 350 photographers. For more information, visit pier24.org.

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