ARCHIVE/2015/EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

Left: The Keep a Breast Foundation; Right: Aftermath by Kerry Mansfield

Left: The Keep a Breast Foundation; Right: Aftermath by Kerry Mansfield

PHOTOGRAPHY IN COMMUNITY: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Panelists: Michael Shindler, Artist; Kerry Mansfield, Artist; Kaushik Roy, Executive Director, Shanti Project; Kelsey Crowe, Founder, Help Each Other Out; Shaney Jo Darden, Founder and CEO, The Keep A Breast Foundation
January 15, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on January 15, 2015 for a roundtable discussion with exhibiting artists Michael Shindler and Kerry Mansfield. Joining the artists will be Kaushik Roy, Executive Director of the Shanti Project, Kelsey Crowe, Founder of Help Each Other Out, and Shaney Jo Darden, Founder and CEO of The Keep A Breast Foundation. The panel will discuss the potential uses of photography as a tool to cope with and share experiences of breast cancer, and how these stories may be accessed by others in their health and care giving communities.

 

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT 8X10 WORKSHOP
January 20, 2015
6 - 9 PM

SF Camerawork is excited to be hosting an 8x10 workshop withImpossible Project and FotoFilmic on January 20, 2015 from 6 - 9 PM. This three-hour workshop will offer hands-on demonstration on how to use an 8x10 camera with 8x10 Impossible Project instant film, and a practice session where all participants get to shoot their own take and keep portrait. There is room for up to 15 participants. Registration costs, which cover use of all photographic equipment, film and related gear is $95 to the public and $75 to current SF Camerawork members.

 

JANUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's executive director, gallery manager, and wider photographic community.

 

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Private by Mona Kuhn
Saturday, January 24, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Please join us on Saturday, January 24th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM with artist Mona Kuhn as she presents and signs her new book, "Private."

On "Priviate" British curator David Campany writes, "For her fifth book with Steidl, Mona Kuhn has entered the heart of the American desert and returned with a sequence of pictures that is seductive, enigmatic and a little unsettling. Private proposes a world in which concrete reality and the imaginary are one. Plants and animals on the edge of survival, sun-drenched landscapes and wind-sculpted earth are intercut with a series of nudes that push Kuhn's renowned sensitivity to human form into unexpected directions. The results is a book somewhere between the poetry of TS Eliot, the cinema of Robert Altman, and a lucid dream."

 
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MEMBER FOR A DAY
Saturday, January 24, 2015
12 - 7:30 PM

Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Members can enjoy reciprocal admission at the Asian Art Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of the African Diaspora, Oakland Museum of California, SF Camerawork, SFMoMA on the Go at the Oakland Museum of California, the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 

Please present your membership card for two free admissions per membership at each location; some restrictions apply.

End your day with us at SF Camerawork from 5:30 - 7:30 for an artist talk and book signing with Mona Kuhn as she present her new book, Private.

 
Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

OPENING RECEPTION
REVOLVING DOORS by Chris Fraser

Thursday, February 5, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us with artist Chris Fraser as we open Revolving Doors, a site-specific installation referring structurally to the internal mechanisms of the camera while further connecting to the socio-economic realities of SF Camerawork's Mid-Market neighborhood.

 

STRANGE DEVELOPMENTS: ALTERNATIVE PROCESS PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE BAY AREA
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
6 - 8 PM

SF Camerawork is thrilled to host Strange Developments: Alternative Process Photography in the Bay Area, organized by Alexis Gordon. The premier event in Gordon's traveling artist conversation series, Strange Developments will include talks by artists John Chiara, Niniane Kelley and Chris McCaw, who will all be in conversation with art critic Larissa Archer.

You may watch the conversation below, courtesy of Art Curved Straight

 
Artwork by Alex Crowell

Artwork by Alex Crowell

FEBRUARY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's executive director, gallery manager, and wider photographic community.

 

ARTIST TALK
Chris Fraser in conversation with Monique Deschaines
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 - 8 PM with exhibiting artist Chris Fraser as he speaks with curator and artist Monique Deschaines about his current installation, Revolving Doors.

 

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Daybreak in Myanmar by Geoffrey Hiller
with introductory presentation by Monica Denevan

Thursday, March 12, 2015
6 - 8 PM

SF Camerawork and Photo Alliance present an artist talk and booksigning with photographer Geoffrey Hiller and his new bookDaybreak in MyanmarMonica Denevan will open the evening with a presentation of her work from Myanmar.

Please join us at this kick off event for the 9th Annual Photo Alliance Our World Portfolio Review, taking place March 13 - 15, 2015.

 
Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

CLOSING RECEPTION
Revolving Doors by Chris Fraser
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6 - 8 PM

On the evening of Tuesday, March 17th we will be open late for the closing reception of our current exhibition, Revolving Doors by Chris Fraser.

 

MARCH MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's executive director, gallery manager, and wider photographic community.

 
Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Tonelli

Image courtesy of Nicholas A. Tonelli

OPEN SHOW #68: ROAD TRIP - The Stories Behind the Journey
March 19, 2015
6 - 9 PM

SF Camerawork is excited to be partnering with the San Francisco branch of Open Show, on a one night event and show, Road Trip - The Stories Behind the Journey. Road trips are not so much about the destination as they are about the journey getting there. Some folks know exactly where they're going and others play it by ear. Whether you packed up the car, jumped on a motorcycle or hopped on a bus, the road trip offers us an opportunity to discover new places as well as ourselves. Open Show is now accepting submissions of your latest road trip, so share with us the stories behind your journey.

Open Show is a global movement of live events where the public can see compelling work and interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers in high‐profile spaces. Their shows are organized by local volunteer teams featuring 5 curated presenters (from students to award-winning professionals) projecting a 20 image project or 3‐8 minute film with real-time audience questions and feedback. They accept diverse genres including reportage, art, commercial, historical and more.

 
Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman

OPENING RECEPTION
Existe lo que tiene nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico
Thursday, April 2, 20156 - 8 PM

Please join us on the evening on April 2nd from 6 - 8 PM as we open our upcoming exhibition, Existe lo que tiene nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico. This exhibition is co-presented with Galeria de la Raza, which will also be having an opening reception this same evening. A shuttle between SF Camerawork and Galeria de la Raza will be available to for guests to easily and quickly travel between galleries.

You may view the exhibition page here.

 
Artwork by Ville Kansenan

Artwork by Ville Kansenan

APRIL MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's executive director, gallery manager, and wider photographic community.

 

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
DOUBLE DIALOGUES
Manuel Vason with guest Guillermo Gómez-Peña presented in dialog with La Pocha Nostra
Friday, May 1, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Manuel Vason’s artistic practice explores the relationship between photography and performance, presence and representation to shape a special hybrid art form. His collaborations, including work with San Francisco-based Guillermo Gómez-Peña, have produced iconic images of live contemporary performance. Support provided for Double Dialogues is provided by the British Council.

 
Photo of Xavier.  Image courtesy of Charlotte Niel.

Photo of Xavier.  Image courtesy of Charlotte Niel.

MAY MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's executive director, gallery manager, and wider photographic community.

At our monthly critiques we look at wide variety of work by local artists who often introduce us to great work being done throughout the community. At this month's critique photographer Charlotte Niel shared her Central Valley photography project, part of which focuses on a young boy named Xavier who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. You may learn more about this project, and help fund it here

 
Installation views.  Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman.

Installation views.  Image courtesy of Ben Hoffman.

CURATOR TALK - CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY IN MEXICO
Sergio De La Torre
With Heather Snider
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, May 20th with co-curator of our current exhibition, Existe lo que tiene nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico, Sergio De La Torre as he speaks with Camerawork's Executive Director Heather Snider about the work in the exhibition and the state of contemporary photography in Mexico.

 

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO REDEFINING THE IMAGE OF FAMILY
Daniel Coburn and Timothy Archibald
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Image courtesy of Daniel Coburn

Image courtesy of Daniel Coburn

Daniel Coburn and Timothy Archibald will discuss their recent books and photographic projects that center on the topic of family. Both photographers collaborate with loved-ones to make images that challenge and redefine the notion of the ideal family. They will address the rewards and challenges associated with making photographs of immediate family members and discuss how the collaborative effort can be transformative and cathartic.

The Hereditary Estate is the first major monograph by Daniel Coburn and functions as a ten year retrospective and as a conceptual work of art. Coburn's work and research investigates the family photo album employed as the visual infrastructure for the flawed ideology of the American Dream. Using photographs made over the last date, and altered amateur photographs, he waves a family narrative that is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying.

HOME, by Timothy Archibald, begins with a rainbow. In the pages that follow we see his children dig a hole, appear and disappear, fall down and rise up. Photographed during the dissolution of his marriage, HOME looks at presence and absence; it considers what is constant and how things change. It shows us that home, after all, is not really a place but a feeling.

 
Image courtesy of Hunter Reynolds and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC.

Image courtesy of Hunter Reynolds and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC.

OPENING RECEPTION
LONG-TERM SURVIVOR PROJECT
Hunter Reynolds, Frank Yamrus, Grahame Perry
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us for the opening reception on the Long-Term Survivor Project, an exhibition and public programming series addressing the implications of HIV survivorship in our society.

 
Image courtesy of Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover

Image courtesy of Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover

ARTIST PRESENTATION & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
PORTRAIT OF CARING: LIVING WITH AIDS AT THE BAILEY-BOUSHAY HOUSE
Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover with Victoria Sheridan.
Followed by roundtable discussion with Frank Yamrus, Gregg Cassin (Shanti Project), and Kevin McLaughlin.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6 - 8 PM

A presentation by photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover on their photographic documentation of the Bailey-Boushay House, and HIV/AIDS care facility in Seattle, Washington. This event is part of the Long-Term Survivor Project, and exhibition and public programming series addressing the implications of HIV survivorship in our society.

 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATION
The Mojave Project
with Kim Stringfellow, project director and Phil Klasky, project contributor
Friday, June 12, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Image courtesy of Kim Stringfellow

Image courtesy of Kim Stringfellow

2015 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Kim Stringfellow will present The Mojave Project, a work-in-progress exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert at SF Camerawork on Friday, June 12, 2015, 6 to 8 PM. Project contributor Phil Klasky, a humanities expert and activist associated with this project that is funded by the Cal Humanities California Documentary Fund, will join her.

The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive experience for its audience. The initial phase of the project is designed to make ongoing research transparent, inviting the audience into the conversation as the project develops.

For more information on this project please visit here.

Funding for The Mojave Project is provided through a Cal Humanities 2015 California Documentary Project production grant with additional support from San Diego State University. The Mojave Project is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Program. The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Assocation and KCET Artbound are project partners. They competed project, exhibit and publication will be launched at MOAH (Museum of Art & History) in Lancaster, CA in March 2017.

 
Artwork by Lee Nelson

Artwork by Lee Nelson

JUNE MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
with guest artist J. John Priola
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community. Joining us for this critique is photographer and videographer J. John Priola.

 
Courtesy of Meghann Riepenhoff

Courtesy of Meghann Riepenhoff

CALL FOR ENTRIES: HEAT
SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2015
5 PM

This summer SF Camerawork teams up with LensCulture to host our Annual Juried Show. The theme this year is HEAT

HEAT registers the volatility and restlessness that comes with long hot summers: violent crime rates increase, leases expire and people seek new homes, global weather changes signal an alarm, and warm summer days bring adults and children alike into the streets, parks, and beaches. SF Camerawork invites artists to submit work that responds to HEAT: the social, political, and climatic conflicts arising in rapidly changing environments. Following the lead of social and political advocates around the world, SF Camerawork asks artists working at all levels in photography to participate.

 
2015 Membership Fine Prints, Lew Thomas

2015 Membership Fine Prints, Lew Thomas

2015 MEMBERSHIP EVENT:
2015 FINE PRINT PROGRAM RECEPTION
AND "DEAR ERIN HART," BOOK SIGNING

Thursday, July 9, 2015
6 - 8 PM

We are excited to invite you to our 2015 membership event! Please join us on Thursday, July 9th from 6 - 8 PM to celebrate the artists and our new monograph and enjoy the tunes of DJ Alexis Gordon from Dream Slow. 

We will be launching our new 2015 Fine Print Program, featuring artists, Chris FraserSusannah HaysMona KuhnDiane Rosenblum and Lew Thomas. Please come and meet Chris Fraser, Diane Rosenblum and Lew Thomas, who will be at the event. When you purchase a Fine Print, you will also receive a year long SF Camerawork membership and a copy of “Dear Erin Hart,”.

We will also releasing our new publication “Dear Erin Hart,” by Jessamyn Lovell. Jessamyn will be at the event to talk about her new publication and to sign books. Books will be available for sale or purchase a year long SF Camerawork membership and receive a free copy of “Dear Erin Hart,”. 

 
Anja Matthes, from series Ball Culture.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Anja Matthes, from series Ball Culture.  Image courtesy of the artist.

ARTIST PRESENTATION & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
THE HOUSE OF BANGY CUNTSKIKI BALLROOM IN NEW YORK CITY
Anja Matthes
Followed by roundtable discussion with Grahame Perry, Mike Hickey (Shanti Project), and Jorge Hernandez (Health Educator and Public Coordinator, La Clinica de la Raza).
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6 - 8 PM

A photo-documentary project about the underground Kiki Ballroom scene in New York City, focusing on The House of Bangy Cunts. This event is part of the Long-Term Survivor Project, an exhibition and public programming series addressing the implications of HIV survivorship in our society.

 
Camilo Ramirez, Burnout, 2014.  Archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in. 

Camilo Ramirez, Burnout, 2014.  Archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in. 

OPENING RECEPTION
HEAT
SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition

Thursday, July 23, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, July 23rd from 6-8 PM as we celebrate the artists selected for HEAT, the 2015 SF Camerawork annual juried exhibition.

 
Image courtesy of Daniel Tchetchik

Image courtesy of Daniel Tchetchik

HEAT JUROR WALK THROUGH
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, August 4th from 6 - 8 PM with Heat jury panel Pete Brook, Seth Curcio and Janet Delaney as we walk through the exhibition and discuss the artwork and how it responds to the concept of "heat."

 

AUGUST MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community.

 

LENSCULTURE EMERGING TALENT AWARD 2015
August 28 - September 4, 2015

For one week only, SF Camerawork is hosting LensCulture's 2015 Emerging Talents Exhibition. On display are works by 50 photographers who were selected by a jury of international photography experts.

Please visit here for more information.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Fourth World: Current Photography from Colombia
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, September 10th from 6 - 8 PM for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibition, Fourth World: Contemporary Photography from Colombia. This exhibition will highlight the work of four photographers whose images explore experiences of cultural and ideological conflict that characterize daily life in Colombia.

Please visit here for more information about the exhibition.

 

SEPTEMBER MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community.

Please email michael@sfcamerawork.org with "September Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 
Left: Riger Erickson; Right: RJ Muna

Left: Riger Erickson; Right: RJ Muna

ARTIST CONVERSATION
Roger Erickson and RJ Muna
Moderated by Larissa Archer
Friday, September 25, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 PM

We are excited to be hosting a conversation with the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries between Roger Erickson and RJ Muna, moderated by Larissa Archer. Both Erickson and Muna move between commercial photography and fine arts photography, creating works that often blue the lines between the two. The evening will focus on what it's like to bridge these two worlds and using the camera to capture their respective communities. 

Please visit here for more information about the event. 

 

ARTIST TALKS & BOOK SIGNING
Luz Elena Castro
Matthew O'Brien
Thursday, October 8, 2015
6 - 8 PM

 

2015 BENEFIT AUCTION
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Registration at 5:30 PM
Bidding at 7:00 PM

The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our most important annual fundraiser. Join us on the evening of November 7, 2015 for the live auction, food and cocktails, while supporting the arts and building your own collection. 

 

NOVEMBER MEMBERS' CRITIQUE
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
6 - 8 PM

All current members of SF Camerawork are invited to participate in our monthly member critique. This is a great opportunity to get direct feedback on your work and photographic practice by SF Camerawork's staff and wider photographic community.

Please email michael@sfcamerawork.org with "November Members' Critique" if you are interested in participating. Space is limited. 

 
Courtesy of Ben Hoffman

Courtesy of Ben Hoffman

OPENING RECEPTION
LITTORAL DRIFT
Meghann Riepenhoff
Thursday, December 10, 2015
6 - 8 PM

Please join us on Thursday, December 10th from 6 - 8 PM for the opening reception of Littoral Drift by Meghann Riepenhoff.

Please visit here for more information about the exhibition.